Facials—The most basic of skincare treatments. They take care of your skin’s major issues, smoothen out the surface and most importantly, strive for your skin to look its best self. With the beauty world constantly changing their products, formulas and ways to keep skin looking youthful and vibrant, regular facials are being swapped with ‘chemical peels’! And we think it’s becoming the new go-to.
A treatment of a chemical solution that’s applied to the face which makes the skin turn red and eventually peel off. The main goal of a peel is to shed the outermost layer of the skin to improve the overall texture. The shedding of the old, damaged skin for the new is the reason why this is the most favoured and chosen treatment over the others.
Peels include a certain amount of acids. And while the sound of ‘acid’ on your skin can be scary, rest assured that it’s the best way you can exfoliate your skin. Glycolic acid, which is the key exfoliating ingredient in most chemical peels helps brighten the skin, improve uneven skin tone, treat acne, acne scars and more. Though this treatment needs to be done by a skincare professional, there are at-home peels that don’t require a visit to your dermat…
Peel pads—An easy-to-use peel that come in a textured towelette form soaked in all the goodness (by which we mean acids) you’d find in a chemical peel. These pads are a quick and simple way one can exfoliate at home, yet reap similar benefits.
Just as you would use a toner or serum after cleansing, the peel pads can be used on fresh-faced, bare skin. The glycolic acid in the pad has multiple pore refining benefits. After just one all-round swipe, let it dry for a couple of seconds and then go in with your daily moisturiser.
*You can use one peel pad daily. And remember not to over-do it, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Have you ever used a chemical peel or peel pad before? If you haven’t or are unsure whether you should, it’s best to consult a dermatologist.