Facials and chemical peels are another way to return your skin’s healthy glow! As I’m sure you know what facials & peels are, I’m just going to give you a brief overview of what they are and the options, followed by best practices for helping that glow last as long as possible.
Facials are a common go-to for relaxation, but they can also do great things for your skin. Tailored to your skin type whether you have acne or aging skin, facials exfoliate skin gently enough for even sensitive skin. Infusing a lot of moisture, enzymes and antioxidants into skin, you will leave feeling & looking refreshed. With no downtime, facials are great for perking up your skin before events or while on vacation.
If you are looking for a stronger effect, chemical peels would be the next best option. They can range from “lunch time peels” (peels that are quick & gentle enough for you to go back to work immediately afterwards) like the Enzyme Peel to deep peels that cause your skin to visibly peel skin off over a few days, such as the VI Peel. These peels use some of the same active ingredients in your skin care products, but professional-grade and in higher concentrations which allows for a much faster & stronger change in your skin. Gentler peels may be done in combination with microdermabrasion or regular facials.
Best Practices – you can make the effects of your facial or peel last by:
*Using gentle exfoliating ingredients (such as glycolic or salicylic acid) daily
*Protecting your skin from the sun. Sun damage is a main cause of skin discoloration (even when it’s not the main cause, it often exacerbates the problem) and can cause irritation to newly peeled skin.
*Keep skin moisturized. Moisturized skin looks & feels smoother & healthier.
*Trying mild, at-home masks, facials & peels. The in-office treatments do a lot of the heavy lifting, but using at-home options may help maintain the effects in-between. Ask your physician or esthetician for recommendations for your skin type because you don’t want something too strong or irritating for your skin.