Everything you need to know about a Chemical Peel

Everything you need to know about a Chemical Peel

Ever wished you could have completely new skin, free from the scars you’ve gathered over the years? To leave behind the person you once were, the painful memories and have a fresh new start. 

Well, you can. With the help of a chemical peel.

We obviously can’t promise that it’ll help you get rid of the painful past and memories but it can definitely help you feel like a brand new person. One who may not be able to change what happened to them, but someone who can definitely shape their future just the way they want. 

Want to know more? Read on to find out how!

What is a chemical peel?

It is a technique used to improve the texture and appearance of the skin by removing the outermost layer of the skin. This is done by applying a chemical solution that creates a controlled injury or blister on the skin which causes it to peel, revealing newer and smoother skin from underneath. 

What are the types of chemical peels?

There are three types of chemical peels, differing on the basis of their strength.

Superficial peel: This type of peel is the most minimally invasive, with little to no down time. It works best for skin that has minor problems like a little discoloration or texture by providing gentle exfoliation.

Medium peel: This type of peel penetrates deeper into the skin and helps combat issues such as scarring, fine lines, melasma and even precancerous skin growths. 

Deep peel: In this type of peel, extremely damaged skin cells and deep wrinkles are targeted, along with severe scarring and discoloration issues.

What ingredients are used in a chemical peel? 

The ingredients used for a chemical peel totally depend on the strength of the peel required as per the need of the individual’s skin. The following is a list of commonly used ingredients:

  • Mandelic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Trichloroacetic acid
  • Retinoic acid
  • Resorcinol
  • Hydroquinone

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Since a chemical peel helps to exfoliate the skin deeply, it helps with several skin problems including acne. The newer skin is free of acne and blemishes, along with being smooth and soft.

A chemical peel also helps to shrink pores, fade discoloration and any acne marks. It also minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, giving the skin a youthful glow and lift.

It stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, giving your skin firmness and also increases the production of hyaluronic acid in the body, which helps to rejuvenate the skin, giving it a fresher and plumper appearance.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects are tingling and minor discomfort during the process is being performed, but nothing that is too unbearable. 

After the procedure, especially with a deep level peel, your skin will be red for quite some days and will definitely peel. However, all these side effects subside within 7-10 days, giving you smoother, softer and radiant looking skin. 

In case of a suspected infection or scarring, be sure to immediately consult a doctor.

Can I do this at home?

Although chemical peels are generally safe, it is recommended to have a consultation with an expert first before going ahead with the procedure. If a chemical peel is to be performed at home, be sure to perform a test patch first and only stick to a superficial peel. For a medium or deep level peel, opt for a trained and experienced physician or aesthetician. 

How to care for your skin post peel?

After a chemical peel, it is extremely important to give your skin some time to heal and recuperate. The following are a few tips to kickstart the healing process:

Don’t pick on your skin: It may be extremely tempting to remove the peeling and flaky skin. However, it can do more harm than good and cause injury on the newly exposed skin layer, which is still sensitive and vulnerable.

Wash your face will cool water: Avoid using hot water while washing your face as it can cause the skin to feel irritated and red. Stick to cool or lukewarm water along with a gentle and soothing cleanser, like the Leovard Multicleanser, to expedite the healing process.

Avoid using harsh products: It is advisable to stick to gentle products that help to soothe and calm the already agitated skin. The Leovard Tonic is an extremely effective product consisting of several antioxidants such as alligator pepper, aloe vera, witch hazel and white willow, all of which help to combat swelling and redness while also promoting the healing of wounds. 

Keep your skin moisturized: Since the skin is still vulnerable, it is important to keep it protected by applying a lightweight moisturizer that also helps to relax it, similar to the Leovard Multicream. It contains lavender and chamomile which are extremely effective in soothing and calming the skin while also having potent wound healing properties.

Takeaway

Summing up, a chemical peel is a great way to give your skin a much needed rejuvenation, enabling you to enjoy smoother, softer and radiant skin. However, it is important to always be well-informed before going ahead with any procedure to minimize the chances of any complications, and a chemical peel is no different. Post procedure, try to be as gentle and careful as possible with your skin.

Your body is your temple, and it’s the only place you’ll always live. So caring for it and cherishing it is of utmost importance. And that’s what we hope the Leovard products help you with

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