Every day more and more people understand the importance of maintaining healthy, radiant and rejuvenated skin. One of the techniques that can help achieve these results is facial peeling.
In facial peeling, chemicals such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid or trichloroacetic acid are used, which exfoliate the superficial layers of the skin and allow its renewal. Next, we will see how to apply a facial peel safely to perform a deep exfoliation that allows us to renew the skin of the face.
Steps to perform a facial peel
Before proceeding with the peeling, it is advisable to consult a professional in aesthetic medicine to evaluate your skin type and the objectives you wish to achieve in order to determine the most appropriate type of peeling.
Step 1: Skin preparation
The first point of the facial peeling is to prepare the skin. In this case, it is advisable to clean the face with soap and water. Some facial cleansing products can also be included and, in some cases, retinoids or acids can be added days before the peel.
Step 2: Peel application
Usually, facial peeling is performed in the aesthetic clinic. The chemical solution is carefully applied to your skin, and spread over the desired area with a gentle massage in circles. The chemical solution can vary in concentration and type according to your individual needs. During application, you may feel a slight stinging or burning sensation, but this is normal and temporary.
It is completely normal to feel itching or slight burning of the skin. It is a sign that the chemical solution is working to exfoliate the surface layers and stimulate cell renewal.
Step 3: Chemical removal
After the application of the peeling, it is left to act and finally the face is rinsed with cold water. The action time will depend on the type of peeling and the skin, but could range from a few minutes to 30 minutes.
Step 4: Post-peel care
After the procedure, it is advisable to maintain aftercare, which includes the use of pain relievers and moisturizers to reduce inflammation, as well as exquisite sun protection to prevent the appearance of spots. It is important to avoid direct sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high protection factor.
Step 5: Obtaining results
The results of a facial peel are not immediate. The skin will go through a process of desquamation and renewal, which may take a few days or even weeks. Depending on the skin, more than one facial peeling session may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
How long is the peel left on the face?
Within this facial procedure, there are different types of peels, each with its own characteristics and application times. Superficial chemical peels usually have shorter application times, around 3 to 5 minutes, while medium or deep chemical peels may require longer application times of 15 to 30 minutes.
In any case, the peeling application time will depend on the individual tolerance of each person.
When is a facial peeling necessary?
The facial peeling technique is usually used when you want to correct or eliminate skin imperfections. This includes those caused by acne and scars, but also sun spots and fine wrinkles.
It is a procedure that can be performed on any skin type and at any age. The benefits of peeling are brighter, younger-looking skin.
What is a facial peel
Peeling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that consists of applying a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate and renew the superficial layers.
The main objective of facial peeling is to improve the appearance of the skin, smooth fine wrinkles, diminish blemishes and eliminate dead cells, thus obtaining a more luminous complexion, with better tone and youthfulness.
Remember that every skin is different, so solutions that work for one person may not necessarily work for you. On the other hand, applying more chemical will not yield better results and may cause irritation, redness and other unwanted effects on the skin.