Are you aware that chemical peel treatment is not new at all? Even Egyptian Cleopatra used sour milk baths to improve her skin thousands of years ago! I am not sure that my grandmother knew about her, but she also used sour milk to wash her face with it. That is so clever! Sour milk contains a lactic acid molecule that has the ability to strengthen the protective barrier of the skin. It can also improve the hydration of the skin.

Chemical peels are used to improve the quality of the skin by:

  • Improving skin tone and texture by decreasing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Evening out the complexion and color of the skin
  • Improving acne-prone skin, and decreasing pore size

It can also minimize sensitivity, inflammation, hydrate the skin, minimize pigmentation, kill acne bacteria, increase production of collagen in the dermis layer, etc

As you probably understood – there are many benefits of chemical peel.

Who can perform a chemical peel?

And even you can use strawberry or sour milk as a peel for yourself, you can also cause great damage for your skin if your skin isn’t ready, prepared, or your knowledge is not good enough how to treat your skin or even how to terminate procedure if things get wrong or not as expected.

That’s why you should trust this procedure to a qualified professional. A chemical peel done by a professional (and sure I am one of them) is not just a peel – it is a controlled treatment with certified products (we don’t want to use food on your face). Peel is causing some damage to the epidermis (or even dermis) to achieve desired results. Not all peels are created equal and no one peel suits all. While acne patients will benefit from salicylic acid, glycolic acid will work on skin’s laxity, pigmentation can be treated with lactic or mandelic acids, and so on.

Is there an alternative?

It is very popular to use enzyme peels. Enzymes are usually made of papaya and pineapple, and they loosen the connections between the dead skin cells including stimulation for new cell growth. This is probably one of my favorite way of exfoliating the skin.

Retinol also can be used as an exfoliating agent with many additional benefits (and risks) involved.

Skin peel as a single treatment can give you radiance of the skin, but beautiful skin doesn’t happen overnight and for more significant results ask your professional to advise you with a treatment plan suited for your goals.

Looking for a more detailed explanation of what chemical peel can do and is that suitable for you? It is always a good idea to book a consultation or read more about chemical peels. So you can have more knowledge to determine if this treatment is what you are looking for.