Over time, facial skin can develop dry, flaking areas and patchy discolorations from exposure to indoor air and outdoor light. A chemical peel can eliminate these problems and leave skin looking fresher and brighter. Chemical peels you use at home are available, but skin experts warn about the results.
Differences in Skin Type
Chemical peels work by removing surface layers of skin to reveal new skin beneath. Each person’s skin can react differently to the chemicals used in peels. Most women will have moderate peeling and sensitivity from chemical peels. However, women with thinner facial skin may have a strong reaction to the chemicals used in these products. An experienced technician will be able to determine the right type of peel to use for your needs before beginning chemical peel treatments.
Types of Chemical Peels
The ingredients used in chemical peels differ, depending on the depth of the results. Alpha hydroxy acids, called AHA, provide a superficial change in texture. Glycolic acid is an example of this type of peel. Beta hydroxy acids, or BHA, provide a medium change in texture. Salicylic acid is an example of this type of peel. Trichloroacetic acid, or TCA, provides a deep alteration of the skin texture. Superficial peels may cause mild flaking and redness. A deep chemical peel may cause more severe peeling as redness as the surface tissue heals.
How to Safely do Chemical Peels at Home
Ingredients in Home Peel Compounds
The ingredients that are found in common home chemical peels will generally be weaker than those used in a spa or physician’s office. This difference is to prevent users from injury from chemicals that can cause damage if not correctly used. As a result, these ingredients may not produce the expected improvement in skin texture. In addition, some users of home peels may have very sensitive skin that can be damaged by even these milder ingredients. The unpredictability of results makes home peels inadvisable for many women.
Professional Chemical Peels
Professional care, such as chemical peel treatments with Prive Clinic Singapore, ensure that an appropriate compound is used for patient, reducing the potential of skin damage from use of the peel. With a professional peel, you can be assured of safe and effective results without skin damage.