I’m sure you’ve all heard of or have thought of trying a chemical peel. While the words ‘chemical peel’ sound kind of scary on their own, the treatment is actually the complete opposite. Chemical peels are actually very beneficial to the skin and treat some of our biggest skin concerns along the way. Ahead, you’ll learn more about the benefits of chemical peels and why you should try one if you’ve been considering it. Don’t worry, if you can’t head to your dermatologist or esthetician’s office anytime soon, I’ve added a few options you can try at home below.
Improvement in Skin Tone and Texture
This is one of the most common reasons as to why people get chemical peels in the first place. Dealing with an uneven skin tone or texture is tedious and requires more intensive products and procedures in order to be treated properly. A chemical peel can help remove dead skin and fade any scarring or spots. Over time, you’ll be left with brighter, smoother skin.
Your Other Products Will Work Better
Because chemical peels have the ability to really open up the pores, they encourage our other skincare products to work better. Your serums, oils, spot treatments and more will be able to penetrate well beneath the surface of the skin. This way the ingredients in your other products can work more effectively and you’ll see results faster.
If you suffer from acne and frequent breakouts then it may be time to try a peel. Certain ingredients in peels, such as salicylic acid, work to unclog pores and target blackheads or spots on the surface. Because the acne-fighting ingredients access the skin on a deeper level, they can help prevent future breakouts from occurring.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that chemical peels are full of anti-aging benefits. Peels can target those fine lines underneath our eyes, along with those around our mouths. By encouraging the rejuvenation of skin the process will result in more plump and youthful skin, and help diminish these lines and wrinkles.