Updated: Mar 2
Chemical peels. Maybe you have heard of them on Sex and The City. Maybe your mom or friend have had one. And you? Wondering about the good, the bad, and the ugly?
What Is A Chemical Peel?
First off, what the heck is a chemical peel? (Trust me, it does not involve a lab coat and a smoking vial of acid thrown in your face, which was my first mental image) But instead, it is a solution that is gently applied the skin. The purpose is to remove the top several layers of skin. Think of peeling an onion and removing the outermost cover to reveal those fresh new layers beneath. (Should not, I repeat, should not involve the uncontrollable crying!)
The Peel is composed of a range of ingredients to accomplish this efficient exfoliation task. The chosen peel induces a controlled injury to the skin and the body begins to regenerate new tissue and the dead skin eventually peels off. (Slightly like snake shedding… New Halloween costume idea sure to please the kids.)
The regenerated skin is much smoother, even, and less wrinkled than the old skin. It can do wonders for acne too. (There must be a great upside to make up for the little bit of Boa Constrictor resemblance, right?) Some types of chemical peels can be purchased and administered without a medical license. But I personally would go to a professional. You know, unless you like the Sloth from Goonies look. (This post is shock full of Halloween ideas. Take notes guys.)
But Are They Painful?
They aren’t ‘facial relaxing’ by any means. You will feel an uncomfortable feeling. And obviously peeling isn’t always a breeze either. However, you should not be in pain. The degree of comfort and length of regeneration depends a lot on what type and degree of peel you are receiving. There are some that literally will leave you date ready by the next day, and some that are much more effective. Skin Professionals will be able to ascertain your skin and how many ‘layers of that onion’ need to be peeled.
Long Story Short
Conclusion. Chemical peels aren’t scary. They are crazy effective and can take years off your face. They’re actually the perfect remedy when the hubby is outta town for the weekend and you’re planning to be home doing all those glorious self-care rituals we dare not do in front of another person’s eyes.
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Still curious? Fountain of Youth offers complimentary consults and can even conduct them via Zoom if you like! (Oh, did I mention complimentary wine too? Okay, not available for Zoom, although I did tell them they needed to get on board with that, and surprisingly haven’t heard back.)
So. Feel free to say audios to the old and cheers to a new fresh face and new weekend beauty ritual!