Don’t be afraid of peeling creams — they will not have a Freddie Krueger style effect on your face, rather they will in fact rejuvenate the complexion and make you feel and look much brighter, younger and better.
According to Birchbox, face peels remove top layers of skin to exfoliate and expedite cell turnover, according to their source, Dr. Jaliman. When new cells are formed, this creates a new layer of skin—one that is fresh and smooth. Face peels can improve skin’s texture, even skin tone, minimize fine lines, and clear up acne by unclogging pores. One problem they can’t fix, contrary to popular belief: scarring (only lasers can to do that). Another misconception? Face peels cause skin to overproduce oil and become more acne-prone. Not true, according to Dr. Jaliman. The key, she says, is choosing the right peel for your skin problem.
How to Choose a Peel
If you have acne, a salicylic acid peel can help unclog pores. Since it’s drying, this type of peel best for skin that tends toward the oily side.
For uneven skin tone and fine lines, pomegranate, pumpkin, antioxidant, and glycolic peels hydrate skin and smooth wrinkles. Pomegranate, pumpkin, and antioxidant are especially popular during winter because they’re mild and can be done repetitively without dryness or irritation, Dr. Jaliman says.
Note: If you have rosacea or eczema, you should steer clear of peels. Because these conditions cause skin inflammation, peels only increase irritation and redness, says Dr. Jaliman
When to Peel
Although different skin types require different face-peel regimens, Dr. Jaliman says that in general, a series of three to six peels two to four weeks apart should result in a noticeable difference in skin quality. For some patients, she recommends peel pads with low concentrations of acid, which allow patients to continue treatment at home daily or weekly.
Don’t use retinols, which can irritate skin post-peel. Do use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Redness should last only a few minutes after your peel. If dryness, irritation, and redness persist longer than that, try using products with hyaluronic acid for added moisture and green tea for soothing properties.
We love Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Jojoba Peeling Cream 200ml which is a face and body peeling for all skin types including the most sensitive skin conditions. Especially mild face and body peeling for a refined complexion. This cream is based on fine, caring Jojoba wax balls. Horny scales are simply rubbed off, the blood circulation is stimulated, surplus sebum is removed and the complexion is clarified. The skin will soon appear fresh and radiant.