Chemical peels are one of those skin treatments that it is a little hard to get an informed opinion about. They come in a variety of forms, whether supervised or at home, and there’s a cultural memory of when the techniques were still being refined. People remember the jokes about people with blistered red, peeling skin. In truth, these were always exaggerations though early chemical peels were a bit harsher and less precise than the procedures done today. Some people claim there is nothing that a chemical peel can offer you that is worth the procedure itself. It really depends on what you want, but many might easily find that the ways a chemical peel could improve their skin are well worth it. These benefits are easy enough to get no matter what form of peel you choose.
An Uneven Appeal
One of the most readily apparent potential benefits of a peel is their ability to help even out skin tone. Hormones, skin conditions and even genetics can end up giving us a less than even skin tone. No matter the form of hyperpigmentation, peels can offer you something. They’re particularly good when it comes to helping even out lighter patches of darker skin. This is because they penetrate into the skin and help remove some of the layers the pigmentation is in. One benefit of this is that you can use at-home peels in combination with skin lightening ingredients to provide your own targeted blemish fighting treatment. Supervised peels are more powerful, but the skin lightening effects in their case can be a bit more difficult to gauge for anyone with a darker skin tone. In most cases, the results are a bit mixed then.
Subtle Correction for Minute Imperfection
Acne scars are a sore spot for many of us. This largely has to do with them coming about through no fault of our own or poor decisions before we actually knew better when it came to skin care. Try as we might, they seem to linger to one degree or another. This constant reminder can actually be dealt with by chemical peels of a sufficient strength. Most of the time you’ll be looking at repeated treatments when it comes to smoothing the skin out. No peel is really strong enough to fully remove deep scars though. Those with light to moderate acne scars are the ones most likely to actually see a benefit. The coloration of the skin generally gets evened out some, but there is also a noticeable decrease in how visible any dips in the skin are as well. In truth, all but the lightest acnes scars will likely still be there on your skin due to the collagen damage, but their decreased visibility will mean they’re more likely to vanish under makeup and other beauty products.
There Goes The Sun… Damage
Collectively, the previous two traits are perfect when it comes to dealing with the results of sun damage. They also work very well for dealing with signs of aging as well. The gradual breakdown of your skin beneath its upper layers is why your skin starts to sag some with age. Peels can help tighten the skin a little thanks to most mixtures including some skin-supporting ingredients to help with recovery after a supervised peel. At-home peels include them as a means to take advantage of your skin being as clean as possible to introduce supportive nutrients. As a result, most of the time peels can help reduce or entirely vanish fine lines while reducing the overall appearance of deeper wrinkles. It isn’t a perfect solution, but it will work well when combined with an appropriate anti-aging skin care routine.
Chemical peels have various benefits for the skin and deserve to be more than a lingering cultural punchline. They have become highly reliable and effective forms of skin care that people routinely opt to use either as a procedure or at home. You just need to be careful about selecting your at-home products to ensure that you get reputable, high-quality products for the best results. You shouldn’t hesitate when it comes to trying a peel, but make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging or given to you by your doctor exactly for the best results.