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Chemical peel: what it is, how it works and what it is for

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Chemical peel: let’s find out what there is to know about this skin beauty treatment to eliminate dead cells and stimulate circulation.

Chemical peeling is a skin beauty treatment which, instead of acting through scrubs and scrubs, is based on the use of certain acids that help the skin by eliminating dead cells and stimulating circulation and cell turnover. A method increasingly used to defeat acne but also to lighten some spots or reduce wrinkles .

Chemical face peeling: how it works and how to do it safely

The chemical peel is put into practice through the application of particular serums or creams that contain acids capable of treating the skin according to the desired result.

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chemical peel

It is therefore possible to do it both at home and in specialized centers. The difference is in the action of the acids. If for home use the creams on sale contain a certain amount of it, in beauty centers it is in fact possible to find more powerful ones and therefore able to obtain results more quickly. As is the case for acne peeling, for example.

In any case, before starting it is important to prepare the skin to make it more receptive to treatment. Once this is done, you can move on to apply the cream or serum, leaving everything to act for a variable amount of time that depends on the acid it contains and which usually goes from 2 to 10 minutes.
Finally, the whole is removed to move on to the application of another substance (always chemical) that serves to eliminate the excess acid.

It is therefore a process a bit ‘more complex than that of the normal aesthetic peeling to which we are accustomed. This is why it may be advisable to do it (at least the first few times) at specialized centers.

What to look out for when choosing to use chemical peel

To ensure that the chemical peel works without damaging the skin it is important not to abuse it (risk that is run especially when you choose to do it at home).

It is also good to make sure that you are not allergic to the components. For example, those allergic to aspirin should pay attention to those containing salicylic acid. A wrong choice could in fact lead to redness or burns of the skin. For this reason, it is important to take the right time to choose the right product, carrying out all the necessary tests before starting with the application .


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