Years of damaging sun exposure together with improper diet and lack of skin care cannot leave your skin untouched. But it doesn’t mean you have to give up your beauty. Believe us, it’s never too late to turn back the clock! Yet, today it may be too hard to choose the right treatment on your own. With so many information around, women are often misled and confused about which procedure they should go for.
One of the most controversial procedures is the chemical peel. If done right, it provides thorough exfoliation, improves the skin tone and even rejuvenates the skin. At-home chemical peel kits are all the rage now, so lots of women wonder whether it is safe to use them. In one of our articles, we’ve already mentioned that it’s not the best idea to perform a chemical peel on your own. So today we’re finally here to explain why you’d better ask for the professional treatment.
What Is A Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a procedure during which the special solution is applied on your face. A mixture of active components exfoliates the skin, removing all the dead skin cells. If you want to know more about the procedure, check out our beginner’s guide to a chemical peel. The main advantage of this procedure is that it may lead to some really dramatic results. Except for improving the general skin tone and texture, the chemical peel helps to treat such serious skin issues as photo aging, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea.
These results sound so impressing that some women just cannot wait for the spa appointment. The reason why so many opt for the at-home peel is because they simply don’t understand the difference. So now it’s time to debunk two the biggest myths about at-home chemical peel.
Myth #1: Anyone Can Perform The Chemical Peel
No matter how great it sounds, the chemical peel done by a non-professional can turn out to be a real nightmare. It’s not a secret that this treatment is a rather harsh experience for the skin. That is, it should be performed with the utmost discretion. Otherwise, you risk to end up with a serious chemical burn and a long healing period, sometimes with a further hypo- or hyperpigmentation.
Myth #2: All Chemical Peels Are The Same
The fact that any high-quality chemical peel will probably lead you to the same results, doesn’t necessarily mean that all the solutions are the same. The one you should use depends on your complexion, skin issue, intolerance to some of the ingredients and other skin peculiarities. A professional esthetician will always count in those individual features to choose the solution that will work best on your skin.
So, as you can see, there are several reasons for you to choose professional chemical peel over the at-home procedure. This brings out the next question:
What Can Be Actually Done At Home Then?
Even though we strongly recommend you to forgo trying chemical peel at home, there are still some things you can do to rejuvenate your skin at home and prepare it for the thorough peel at a spa. First, introduce daily skin care into your routine, if you haven’t done that yet. Cleansing, hydration, exfoliation, and moisturizing – those are only the basics which can greatly improve your skin condition.
If you do not know exactly what your skin needs, it’s high time to entrust your beauty to the professionals. Here at VK Skin Spa, our best estheticians will provide you with the unforgettable skin treatment experience. Ready to feel the magic? Push the ‘Request an appointment’ button and get ready for the NEW YOU!
Olga Nazarova, manager of VK Skin Spa