by Lori Durr, Sundara Sanctuary
As the weather cools and you prepare for holiday gatherings and a new year, now is the perfect time to give your skin a little extra attention by getting a chemical peel.
Your skin is one of your biggest assets. It is the first thing people see when they look at you, and when you have glowing, healthy skin, not only do you look better, you also feel better. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, it requires tender loving care.
What is a chemical peel?
This professional treatment is used to improve the appearance of skin on your face, neck, hands, or anywhere on the body needing improvement. A mild acid is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and days later peel off. The newly exposed skin is smoother, healthier and more radiant.
Chemical peels work in several ways; they accelerate skin cell turnover. It is known that as we age cell turnover slows and this is what makes the skin not look as healthy as it should. The general rule of thumb is when you are 20 years old your skin turns over every 20 days, 30 years old 30 days, 40 years old 40 days and so on.
It is important for those of us seeking healthy radiant skin to assist cell turnover with professional skin care treatments. As we age, we can start showing pigment and slowing of collagen production; chemical peels assist in lessening pigment and boosting collagen production allowing skin to always look fresh and healthy.
Why do a chemical peel in the fall or winter?
After receiving your chemical peel, your skin will be temporarily more sensitive to sunlight. So, the best time to get a chemical peel is in the fall and winter months when the weather is cooler, days are shorter, and the sun is not glaring and incessant.
Always seek out a licensed aesthetician for all your skin care needs.