The word “chemical” has gotten a lot of bad press in recent years. It seems that the trend in skincare (and just about everything else) is a move towards more organic and “natural” ingredients in products. But chemical peels are nothing to worry about! In fact, the acids used in chemical peels are naturally occurring and absolutely safe. So, what are some of the amazing benefits of chemical peels? Let’s take a look.
Acne can make people of all ages feel self-conscious and insecure about their skin. But chemical peels can actually help with acne! Chemical peels help acne by exfoliating the top layers of your skin which help to unclog your pores. Not only that, but chemical peels help to stimulate the production of new skin growth which means getting rid of old scar tissue which minimizes the appearance of old acne scars.
In addition to acne, chemical peels are also helpful for minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While a regular chemical peel can help aid in reducing lines and wrinkles, a chemical peel with phenol helps to not only break down the top layer of skin but the middle layers as well, leaving you with rejuvenated, youthful-looking skin. The only downside to using a stronger chemical is that it makes your skin more sensitive for a few weeks. Flaking and peeling will also occur but rest assured, it’s all part of the healing process.
Yes, chemical peels can even help to remove sun damage from your skin! If you’ve spent years laying in the sun and have noticeable sunspots to show for it, a chemical peel may be able to help erase some of that damage. Although it depends on the level of severity of damage to your skin and it may take several sessions, chemical peels should help to brighten your appearance again.