All about Facial Peels
12 Feb, 2016
If you take an interest in the health of your skin, you'll undoubtedly have encountered references to facial peels before.
For the uninitiated, a peel can sound vaguely intimidating, especially when it comes to something as delicate as the skin on our face.
However, this particular facial skin treatment is an effective, safe method of exfoliating and cleansing the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
To shed some light on the subject, here's a crash course on facial peels and how they work.
How do facial peels work?
The purpose of a chemical peel is to remove the outer layers of dead, dry skin to reveal a fresh, smoother complexion. It involves a carefully-formulated solution which is applied to your face by a qualified professional.
As your skin is exfoliated by the chemicals, it triggers cell production, resulting in greater cell turnover. Facial peels also help to clear pores clogged up by makeup, oil and grime.
What can I expect from a facial peel?
Chemical peels are particularly well suited to treating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and mild scarring. They can also be beneficial for reducing the appearance of freckles and age spots. In general, people with fair skin make good candidates for peels.
It is important to know that after your peel, your skin may temporarily be more sensitive to the sun, so it is important to be vigilant about your SPF after your treatment. Your skin therapist will be able to inform you further.
What peels are available at Claire Francoise?
Blueberry Smoothie Peel - This 25-minute facial skin treatment uses a gentle, antioxidant formula with blueberry extract to exfoliate the skin without leaving it looking irritated. For a glowing result, it incorporates lactic acid to target blemishes and smooth out impurities on the skin surface.
-Pigment Punch Clarity Peel Designed to treat the visible signs of ageing, this peel targets discoloration and hyperpigmentation as well as age spots for a radiant, youthful finish. Beta Hydroxy Acids and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) lift away dull or discoloured skin cells while Vitamin C and Tyrostat help to brighten the skin.
Lactobotanical Peel - Suitable for most skin types, this peel uses lactic acid for effective skin renewal as well as for collagen building. Taking just 25 minutes, the Lactobotancial Peel can be an effective treatment for UV damage, hyperpigmentation and dehydration, as well as mild acne and generally lacklustre skin.
To find out more about peels, or any of our other facial skin treatments, be sure to contact Claire Francoise to speak to one of our skin therapists