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Why You Should Get a Chemical Peel this Summer

I’ve always been open to trying new things when it comes to skin care, but when I used to hear the words “chemical peel” I would tend to look the other way and think “there is no way i’m doing that to my skin”. It sounds scary and painful doesn’t it? Well, I was rest assured when I discovered that they’ re not as painful and scary as they sound. Chemical peels are the perfect way to give your skin a pick me up and recover after a long summer.

Peels can improve your skin and enhance the performance of your skin care products

During a chemical peel, natural acids are used to remove the dead cells from the top layer of your skin, signaling your cells to increase their collagen production. This results in younger, smoother looking skin that is both more radiant and receptive to skin care products. Your skin will not only look amazing, but you will be able to get the best use out of your skin care products (and if they are anything like mine, they are expensive.)

Chemical peels are not as risky as you think, and can be customizable

Contrary to what you might have thought at some point, chemical peels are low risk, so you can afford to customize them according to your skin tone, skin needs or specific concerns. Low percentages of multiple acids are used on darker complexions to avoid the risk of hyper-pigmentation, which causes less irritation than a single acid at a higher strength. Chemical peels can also be customized for aging skin for dry or sensitive skin, treat acne or to lighten the pigmentation of the skin.

A chemical peel could take care of your acne and acne scars for good

If you’re someone that suffers from acne, a chemical peel might be the right choice for you. The right peel can end acne and soften the scars that come with it. The acids used for this particular peel (equal parts salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol) unclog the pores while also eroding blackheads to fade post pimple marks. Not only that, but also the acids used linger on the skin for a while, continuing to keep the skin clear over time. As a fellow acne sufferer, I wish I would have known about this years ago.

Getting a peel might even let you toss away your undereye concealer!

I know what you’re thinking. Having any type of acid that close to your eyes might want to make you run for the hills, but it’s safe and totally worth it. The correct acid cocktail, created with 3.75% TCA and 15% lactic acid, could work to eliminate dark circles created by piled up pigment under your eyes. I don’t know about you, but that statement alone might just have me running to my Dermatologist and demand for her to take my money!