Summer’s almost over and fall is here! If you’re a big fall fan, then I’m sure you’re getting excited for nights by the fire and pumpkin spice lattes! There’s another reason to get excited for Fall… it’s the perfect time to get a peel and refresh your skin from the wear and tear of Summer. A deep exfoliation such as a chemical peel, is a great way to reset and refresh your skin! If you’re curious about peels, and want to know which would be best for your skin type, as well as why Fall is the time to get a peel, then read on. If you have any additional questions after reading this blog, I’m always happy to answer them.

Why is Fall the Perfect Time For a Peel?

Fall is the perfect time to do some resurfacing when it comes to your skin because the summer’s damaging rays can do some serious damage to your skin. Fall is ideal because we often stay indoors, which lowers the amount of UV rays you’re exposed to while your skin recovers from a peel. This allows your skin the time it needs to heal and regenerate. Post-peel you should wear at least SPF 30 sunscreen (reapplying every 2 hours) as your skin will be very sensitive as it heals! 

If you’re looking to achieve that no makeup glow that you see on Instagram, etc. then a yearly peel in the Fall is the way to keep your skin glowing! One of the most important things you can do post-peel is to stay indoors. Make sure you limit your UV ray exposure and allow your skin to heal so that you can reap all the benefits. Peels can help your skin to regenerate and get rid of problems such as acne, signs of aging and more!

What are the Benefits of a Peel?

When you get a peel you’re getting a heavy exfoliation which removes dead skin cells. Peels can also help to stimulate cell turnover as well. As we age, cell turnover slows down and it can be harder for our skin to shed build-up. If you have sun damage, irregular pigmentation, acne scars, aging spots or fine lines and wrinkles, then a peel can help to treat these issues. When you get a peel, your skin will be cleansed and exfoliated before your peel is applied so that it’s effective. You may feel a warmth or tingling during your peel but this will stop once your peel is removed!

Benefits of a peel:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin’s color, clarity and texture
  • Enhances your skin’s glow
  • Creates new collagen and stimulates cell turnover
  • Lightens discoloration and hyper-pigmentation caused by the sun’s rays
  • Reduces acne scarring
  • Helps to increase your skin’s moisture retention
  • Clears acne

The Different Types of Peels You Can Get

There are several types of peels out there and they’re differentiated by their strength. Peels are grouped as superficial, medium, or deep and each has their own benefits. These categories dictate how deeply the peel will work within your skin’s layers. I’ve been using superficial peels in client treatments but I’m excited to be offering a couple of medium peels as well this Fall!

Here’s a Quick Breakdown of Each:

Superficial Peels

These peels work on the outermost layer of your epidermis. They will gently exfoliate your skin with chemicals like alpha-hydroxy acid to remove dead skin cells. This type of exfoliation is typically done at home or during a facial treatment. These peels are great for regular exfoliation of your skin and can help keep your pores clear and dead skin cells from building up which can make your skin look dull, dry, wrinkled, and rough. Once you’ve done this peel, you’ll notice that products are able to absorb into your skin better.

Medium Peels

Medium peels work on the outer layer of the epidermis and penetrate down to the top layer of your second skin layer, also known as the dermis. These peels include trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acid. When getting a medium peel done, these are typically a stand alone treatment. If you have acne scars, uneven skin tone or wrinkles then this peel can help to treat those conditions. If you want the best possible results from a medium peel, you should do a series of them with anywhere from 2 to 9 months in between them depending on how many layers and the strength of the peel done.

Deep Peels

Deep peels work on the outer layer of your skin through all the layers into your dermis. This peel is typically made of phenol or trichloroacetic acid and is only performed by a doctor. These peels are great for treating deep wrinkles, scars, and precancerous growths. Because these peels are so intense, they can only be performed once.

Peels I’ll be Offering:

MandeliClear Peel

The MandeliClear peel is a deeper peel developed for treating those with pigmentation issues associated with skin of color. If you have brightening or post-inflammatory pigmentation due to acne, melasma, mild acne scarring or photodamage then this peel is for you. This peel contains lactic acid, salicylic acid, resorcinol and mandelic acid.

The benefits of this peel include:

  • Brightening pigmentation due to acne or melasma
  • Increases cell turnover

Vitamin A Accelerator Peel

This multifunctional treatment booster accelerates physical peeling from the inside out without damaging your skin. The Vitamin A Accelerator Peel is perfect for anyone and can help with signs of aging, fine lines, brightening of post-inflammatory pigmentation and photo damage. This peel contains retinol.

The benefits of this peel include:

  • Increases cell turnover
  • Increases collagen and elastin

The 12.5% DermaFrost Peel

This results oriented beta hydroxy peel is perfect for those who are prone to acne. This procedure is fast, and can cut through oil, help to reduce bacteria, and decrease inflammation for problematic skin resulting in a clear, oil-free complexion. If you have sun-damaged skin, rough calloused skin, acne, signs of aging, loss of elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles then this is the peel you should get. This peel contains salicylic acid which has anti-inflammatory properties.

The benefits of this peel include:

  • Mild to heavy peeling
  • Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties for your skin
  • Improving appearance of damaged skin

If you’ve been enjoying summer outside, then your skin probably has some sun damage that needs to be addressed. A peel can be a great way to reset your skin so that it looks amazing in your holiday photos. Even if you haven’t been outside much, if you’re seeing signs of aging or dealing with acne, a peel can help to offset those conditions as well. I recommend getting a peel done in the fall or spring so that your skin can regenerate and heal, and you can feel and look your very best!

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