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Published on: 11 Sep 2011 by silence_
SKIN PEELS AND EXFOLIATION
Probably one of the most important things we can do to retain soft, glowy, youthful skin is to exfoliate it. The act itself is not something to be feared, as what it encompasses sometimes makes people a bit wary of doing it.
ex·fo·li·ate ( ks-f l - t ). v. ex·fo·li·at·ed, ex·fo·li·at·ing, ex·fo·li·ates. v.tr. 1. To remove (a layer of bark or skin, for example) in flakes or scales; peel.
The skin itself is a very thin organ, but it contains a lot of components. To emphasize this point, if you've gotten a paper cut and it begins to bleed you've already managed to cut through the epidermis and are somewhere in the subcutaneous layer. Well, the act of exfoliating focuses mainly on the epidermis. Whenever you go without exfoliating dead skin cells pile up on this layer, usually sometimes in the form of a tan. Because the cellular turnover rate slows down with time, you may find that as you get older it may be increasingly difficult to remove a tan (what used to take a couple of days, now takes a week). You may also find that your skin is looking less glowy and more dull. That's why exfoliation is crucial to increasing the cellular turnover rates, improving the skins overall health and glow, and removing damage by the sun, uv rays, etc. So, shall we begin on various peels?
*NOTE : BEFORE YOU APPLY ANY PEEL, please perform a patch test to make sure you are note allergic. Apply peel to inside of wrist or side of chin and wait for 24 hours to see if you have any reaction.*
Lactic acid peels
* come in strengths 20%-80% (recommended for beginners 30 or below)
*can be buffered , but easier to buy at the strength you want
* An alpha hydroxy, this peel penetrates the epidermis-only.
*Derived from milk, milder than glycolic acid, and typically better for working on
* lactic acid does inhibit melanin production
You can buy it at MUAC.com (Make up artist choice)
Which is essentially where I got mines.
Remember: Sunblock/Sunscreen and constant moisturizing is mandatory for a week after doing peels , this goes for all peels.
Glycolic Acid Peels:
*Glycolic acid is a good all-around acid for normal-oily skin types to exfoliate the skin,
provide anti aging benefits, and to treat acne.
*More harsh than lactic acids, glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy and penetrates the epidermis-only.
* Reccomended that users begin at 10%-20% and work their way up
* Good for Keratosis and uneven skin tone
You can get them :
at the MUAC.com
Salicylic Acid Peels:
*Oil soluble, thus making these acids perfect for oily/acne skin that needs deep pore cleansing and loosening of blackheads.
* found in many skin products
* Good for Psoraisis, Eczema, Keratosis, Rosacea, Whiteheads, Blackheads, Large Pores, Oily Skin, Acne
Can be brought:
Brazillian Peel/Lactic Acid/ Glycolic Acid Review:
Peels are not the only means of exfoliating, but they're usually very effective, because they allow medication to penetrate into the newer skin and thus work much better.
And Exfoliating Scrubs all will help to exfoliate
Look into products and research them thoroughly before deciding whether they're right for you :) . I hope everyone's having a good day.
The next portions in order will be:
Skin Peels and Exfoliation
Oral Vitamins, Pros and Cons
Types of Baths and their Benefits