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Keep Your Skin Glowing and Youthful With the Help of a Chemical Peel

April 20, 2017

 

There are dozens of remedies and treatments available for younger looking skin and suggestions on how to keep your complexion wrinkle-free and beautiful. Some of the most popular treatments are chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, acne treatments, Botox, and fillers. You want to feel confident in the skin you're in and fine lines and wrinkles or acne scars can leave you feeling self-conscious. Treatments can help you feel your most beautiful, whether you want a simpler remedy like chemical peels or a more in-depth procedure like laser hair removal or Botox. Coupled with natural remedies and prevention tactics, many people try to turn back the clock on their skin, erasing frown lines, liver spots, and other signs of aging. 

How Can I Keep My Skin Looking Young? 
One of the easiest ways to keep your skin in good condition is to practice good sun prevention. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that over 90% of the visible signs of aging are due to the sun's effects. One of the best ways to stave off wrinkles and sun damage is to seek out shade, wear protective clothing, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or higher. This doesn't mean just on sunny days -- you should be wearing SPF even on cloudy or cold days. 

Indeed, people who use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more every day have almost 25% less signs of skin aging than those who don't use sunscreen daily. Reducing your stress could also help minimize your wrinkles. Fine surface line wrinkles are caused by the sun's ultraviolet rays, but deep furrows -- like those between your brows or around your mouth -- are caused by muscles contracting. 

Making sure that you are using the right kind of face washes, moisturizers, and make-up for your skin will also help manage too-dry or too-oily skin and keep you from breaking out. Many of the moisturizers or creams that are sold have some kind of anti-aging properties within them already, so keep an eye out for those. 

What Do Chemical Peels Do For My Skin? 
If you want an extra little boost, try chemical peels. These are designed to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, mild scars, and reducing the appearance of age spots, freckles, or dark patches. Users also note that their skin looks healthier and feel softer after doing a chemical peel. 

What Can I Expect With a Chemical Peel? 
You'll need to visit a doctor's office, most likely, for the chemical peel, where your doctor will clean your skin, then apply the chemical solution. Common solutions used are glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or lactic acid solutions. These are applied to small parts of your skin and over the course of the following few days, your skin will start to scale, similar to a sunburn. Once the old skin is eliminated, the new skin is revealed, giving you a rosier, fresher look. 

Remember to be mindful of your skin after getting a chemical peel -- you'll be a bit more sensitive to the sun, so you'll want to apply sunscreen and try to avoid being in the sun for long periods of time without protection. You should, as always, check with your doctor and make sure that the doctor applying the peel knows any and all medications you're on. 

If you want your skin to look healthier and more vibrant, try a chemical peel to achieve the look you want. Be sure to take care of your skin with the right kind of sunscreens, moisturizers, and cleansers, and say goodbye to old skin.

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