Have you ever considered an at home chemical peel?
It’s hard to be beautiful, but it’s even harder to stay beautiful. You’ve probably heard of chemical peels by now, or at least have a slight awareness of them. They help you defy nature by keeping you as beautiful as you were ten or twenty years ago. Chemical peels do this by ‘pruning away’ the older, dying layer of skin on your face to let younger, more vigorous skin take its place.
Of course, anyone would like to keep themselves beautiful. However, you may not have the money or the time to constantly visit your dermatologist for a regularly-scheduled chemical peel. For situations like this, you have the option of using at home chemical peels.
What are at home chemical peels?
Simply put, an at home chemical peel has the same components of a chemical peel that a professional dermatologist uses, just in different concentrations. They’re also a lot simpler to apply and use, compared to professional-grade chemical peels.
This means you can buy them over-the-counter, read the instructions and apply them in the comfort of your own home. You don’t need to schedule an appointment, you don’t need to wait in line, and you don’t have to face the weird stares of your neighbors when they notice that strange after-glow of a face that’s just been freshly treated with a chemical peel.
What should I consider?
Skin Sensitivity – You should be very careful when using chemical peels without the supervision of a doctor. Skin sensitivity is the number one reason why. If you don’t check your own skin sensitivity before splashing on some chemicals, you may end up disfiguring your face rather than beautifying it.
Normally, an at home chemical peel set has a list of instructions, indications and contra-indications for use. Read them carefully, as they will instruct you on how to assess your skin sensitivity. It also doesn’t hurt to ask the doctor or dermatologist where you got your at home chemical peel set from.
Activity – You really, really, do not want to have to go outdoors a lot when you’ve just finished a chemical peel. Your skin will be a lot more sensitive to the sun, the elements and irritants that outside-world will bombard it with. Schedule your at home chemical peel sessions when you’ve got nothing to do for a day or two. Weekends, vacations, and job leaves are the perfect times to do just that.
What should I do after my peel?
- Avoid going outdoors – again, your skin will be sensitive after getting a peel. Don’t let all your work be undone by exposing your skin to the dust and dirt of the outdoors.
- Wear sun block – if you absolutely have to go outdoors, make sure to apply generous amounts of sun block. This will prevent your skin from being damaged by the sun’s rays.
- Avoid other chemicals – including facial creams, make-up, exfoliates and other stuff you put on your face. You may never know if the components will interact negatively with the components of an at home chemical peel.
- Don’t irritate your skin – as much as you would like to touch your skin and feel its youthfulness spring back to life, avoid this temptation. You may irritate your skin not only with the rubbing motion, but because of the oil and dirt on your fingertips.
If there’s one thing you should do before rushing to splash those chemicals on your face, read the instructions carefully. As enthusiastic as you are about bringing back that youthful glow to your face, you’ll definitely end up much worse if you screw up on the application of the chemicals! So there you have it: with at home chemical peels, you’ve got both potency and convenience in the palm of your hand.