Why Winter is the Perfect Time for The Perfect Peel
This time of year is perfect for us to indulge in some self care. Just past the summer, and just in time for colder winter months. It’s the best time to protect your skin.
We find as the seasons change at this time of year, so does the demand for facial peels. Of course, it’s a nice thing to have all year, but there’s a few reasons why just before winter is the best time for the Perfect Peel.
Firstly, what makes The Perfect Peel different from other Chemical Peels?
We are in a new era of chemical peeling, which is challenging the way we exfoliate the skin. The industry has moved away from single-chemical peels in favor of blending acids, which work in synergy to maximize outcomes and minimize unwanted side-effects.
The Perfect Peel contains glutathione. This peel is the first medium depth peel to have been created with glutathione.
Known as the mother of all antioxidants, glutathione combats free radical damage and offers brightening effects. It is critical in maintaining cell health and clearing the body of toxins.
At least half of sun-related skin damage is due to free radical formation, and there’s ever increasing evidence that topical antioxidants like glutathione and vitamin C can mitigate some of this damage and reduce signs of skin aging.
Seasons Change And So Does Your Skin
The changes in temperature and humidity can drastically affect your skin’s tone and texture. Cold, dry temperatures outdoors mixed with blasting heaters indoors, and even on public transport, can leave skin dehydrated. Your skin can feel tight, and can sometimes look dull and worn. The buildup of dried and dead cells can also compromise your skin’s overall health. Dead cells can become trapped in pores, increasing the chance of an acne outbreak.
This is where the Perfect Peel can really help your skin. By removing the dehydrated surface layer of skin, the Peel will reveal new and healthy skin that’s literally sitting just below the surface. Pores are opened, and your appearance is simultaneously refreshed.
No Sun Exposure is key to Recovery
While chemical peels can range in strength, nearly all will have the same side effects – redness, tenderness and sensitivity to sunlight. During the summer months, long days and let’s not forget all of the social activities taking place outside can make waiting for post-chemical peel skin to heal a very tedious process.
This is why we recommend this time of year for the Perfect Peel. The cold winter months give a higher chance of spending your days inside, making it easy for patients to enjoy a healthful recovery without interruption of their social lives.
Prepare for your Skin to Change Again
Similar to the change from summer to winter, skin undergoes another major change as the weather warms into spring and summer. Opting for professional treatments like a chemical peel and maintaining the results through a tailored at-home regimen helps ensure skin is at its healthiest and prepared for this change. We can help you with this, and can help come up with an annual plan to protect your skin with us.
Winter air tends to be drier, which can make the skin more sensitive and prone to dryness. Before getting a chemical peel, make sure your skin is well-hydrated by using a moisturizer regularly. This will help maintain the skin’s moisture barrier and minimize potential post-peel dryness.
Just because it’s colder, it doesn’t mean you’re safe from the sun’s harmful rays. UV radiation is present year-round and can still damage your skin, especially after a peel. It’s essential to continue to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF and seeking shade when necessary.
After your peel, it’s crucial to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Use gentle, hydrating cleansers, and apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin type to prevent dryness and promote healing.
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