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You may not see it, but your skin cells are constantly renewing. Old skin cells dry up or die off, and new ones are constantly refreshing. However, those old skin cells don’t always fall away from your skin. Sometimes, they hang around on the surface of your skin, making it look duller and older.
Exfoliating your skin is the best way to remove those dead skin cells to reveal the healthy layer below it. Physical exfoliation involves using a scrubbing material like a face wash or a wand, such as with microdermabrasion, to remove those dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliation uses acid and other materials to remove the dead skin cells.
There are a number of chemical peels you can get, each with different ingredients designed to meet your need. Here are a few reasons why getting these peels is so important:
Reduce Marks on Your Skin
When you exfoliate, you can remove a bit more than the dead skin cells on the surface. You can also reduce some of the skin cells included in scars and pigmentation. You will need to get the right kind of chemical peel, and you will need to get multiple peels to get results. The pigmentation will fade over time.
Some types of scarring will not respond to peels. You will need to consult with your skin care provider to know just what to expect for your particular case.
Some types of peels use salicylic acid, which can treat active breakouts. The salicylic acid also has anti-inflammatory properties, which will soothe the skin and help to prevent future breakouts. You can then follow up with additional peels that can treat the scarring and create smoother skin.
Some peels also have properties that can fight oily skin and help to prevent breakouts. Peels may be effective on their own, or you may need to use them in conjunction with other treatments to get the results you want.
Create Smoother Skin
Thanks to their exfoliating properties, peels also help to make skin smoother and more radiant. With the old cells gone, the fresh layer has a smooth appearance that will glow from the inside.
The same action will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Just like with the scarring, you will need to get many peels over a period of time to reduce the appearance of the lines. The change will be gradual, but it will help fight the signs of aging and keep your skin looking young.
The options for chemical peels are varied, and one size does not fit all. You will need to work with a qualified skin specialist who can help you understand the right peels to use for your skin type and to reach your skin goals. Your needs may even change over time, causing you to get different types of peels. With regular care, you will create the beautiful, radiant skin that you desire.
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