Skin peels, or chemical peels, are one of the most popular facial treatments for skin rejuvenation; but did you know there are many different types of peels for your face?
Unless you’ve actually gone through the process of getting a peel done yourself, then it’s unlikely you know just want to expect.
So what exactly does a facial skin peel entail?
Your chemical peel should be done in a series of between six to three, and if you are looking for the best results, most professionals will recommend a six-series of peels, around 3 weeks apart.
Depending on the type of peel treatment you are undergoing, you may feel a little tingling or sensation of heat on your skin during the process and after. This is because our bodies naturally neutralise some acids, while others do it themselves and might continue after you have finished the treatment.
On the second or third day, there should be some dry skin around your mouth and your forehead, and if you look after your skin properly by keeping it hydrated, it should continue to completely peel for seven to ten days.
Different Types of Peel
This is an increasingly popular peel, and being an incredibly modern treatment, it is one of the most effective peels to treat the following:
- Acne and acne scarring
- Fine lines
- Sun damaged skin
The three main kinds of enerpeel are Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Pyruvic acid – each is better at some of the main treatments above than the other two are, and so it’s important to match the treatment with what you need for your skin.
This peel is known to have the smallest molecular size and is able to penetrate the skin the deepest. It’s perfect for exfoliating and rejuvenating ageing skin. This treatment can come in a variety of strengths and should be chosen depending on the results you are expecting from a peel.
The lactic peel is actually derived from milk, and it’s best for skin that is very dry or sensitive to harsher ingredients. If you are worried about the sensitivity of your skin and how it may react to a chemical peel, then a lactic peel could be your best bet.
The beta peel uses salicylic acid for skin exfoliation and this helps with controlling oil in the skin, which is a known breeding ground for acne bacteria. Thus, it’s used in acne treatment in both young and old people.
The Vitalise Peel
This peel has ingredients such as salicylic, lactic and citric acid in addition to a layer of retinal that is used to make the quality of your skin better, and lighten the pigmentation. This is a great beginners peel, as it is quite light and superficial – without much of the peeling of the other treatments.
It’s important that you check the sensitivity of your skin and get sound advice from a professional before you get a chemical peel in order to ensure you get the right one for your skin type.