We’re nearing the end of the year, which means that people are starting to think about their New Year’s resolutions. There will be all different kinds of New Year’s resolutions, including improving your diet, your cardio, your social life, or your work ethic. Well how about improving your look – a task you can easily accomplish through the usage of chemical peels. At Dermalure, we’re proud to provide chemical peels among our many other high-quality skin care products that are designed to make you look great for the upcoming year.
Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Skin Makeover!
With the usage of our chemical peels, you can make your skin appear younger and give it a healthy and radiant glow. You simply apply the chemical peel to your skin and it will remove the outermost layers of your skin. This dead skin peels away and the new skin that regenerates is usually smoother and more-wrinkle free than the old skin, giving you a more youthful appearance. While you may need to seek professional help from a dermatologist or an esthetician to determine your type of skin, the perfect chemical peel, and how best to apply it, after you learn about its technique, it’s a simple process that you can perform by yourself with our at-home chemical peels.
Contact Dermalure Today!
If you have any questions about our products, please feel free to contact us online or give us a call at (877) 336-4652. We at Dermalure are glad to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to help your skin achieve a new level of radiance!
At Dermalure, we offer the most advanced and sophisticated products that deal with anti-aging, skin care, and skin repair. One example of the many treatment products that we provide is a chemical peel. Chemical peels are skin-resurfacing procedures where a chemical solution is applied to the skin in order to peel off the top layers. When the skin regenerates, it’s smoother, less wrinkled, and appears younger than the old skin. Using our at-home chemical peels is a learned technique that you can perform on your own. It’s actually not dissimilar to learning how to weight train and it follows the same basic philosophy.
The Art of Weight Training
When you first start weight training, you probably won’t really know what to do. Even with plenty of research, you’re generally better off getting a personal trainer to go over the exercises you should be doing and how often you should be doing them. A personal trainer will also make sure that you’re keeping up with the training routine and doing it properly. However, after enough time spent on your training regimen, you’ll have mastered the routine and become completely familiar with it. At that point, there’s really no reason to continue paying for an expensive personal trainer when you know the training methods and you can continue them on your own.
How This Relates to Chemical Peels
This same sentiment holds true for chemical peels. While you may want to go to an esthetician or a dermatologist when you first use chemical peels, after you learn more about your skin type and how to apply the peel, you can use our at-home chemical peels to do them by yourself. When you fully understand the basic concepts of applying them properly, you can save yourself the expensive trip to the esthetician. You’ll get all of the benefits without spending any of the extra money!
Contact Dermalure Today!
We encourage you to check out our at-home chemical peels and other skin care products to see what’s best for you and your skin. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at (877) 336-4652 or contact us online. We hope to hear from you soon!
The Importance of Sunscreen for Your Skin After Using Chemical Peels
Now that the summer season is fast approaching, many of us will be outside spending time in the sun. This is a good time of the year to remind those of you using chemical peels that it’s very important to use a sunscreen following a peeling procedure. Many chemical peels contain Alpha Hydroxy acids (AHAs) and other ingredients that can increase skin sensitivity to the sun, resulting in sunburn.
With so much attention being paid to the negative effects of the sun’s rays on skin, you should already be using some type of a sunscreen when you’re outdoors. Your skin will be especially sensitive to the UV rays of the sun after a chemical peel so it’s very important to use a good quality sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection with an SPF of 30 or more. Also be sure that the sunscreen you use is gentle enough for daily use.
Purchase Sunscreen Before You Do a Chemical Peel
While staying inside is best for your skin following a chemical peel, this is rarely a viable option. Therefore, it’s a good idea to purchase a quality sunscreen before you do a chemical peel so you have it on hand before you plan on heading outside. And remember, your skin is still vulnerable to the harmful effects of the sun even if it’s overcast outside, so don’t let a few clouds fool you!
You should apply the sunscreen an hour before going outdoors and then reapply after swimming, exercising and every two hours or so if you’re spending the entire day outside. Apply the sunscreen evenly and thoroughly over all areas you applied the peel, which may include your face, neck, shoulders, and chest.
Choosing a Sunscreen
Look for a sunscreen that has one or both of the following ingredients: titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. These ingredients do a good job of protecting the skin against both UVA and UVB sunrays. These ingredients are long-lasting physical filters that provide superior protection, making them ideal for protecting skin that is healing from a chemical peel.
Why Sunscreen is Important
Remember that you are doing a chemical peel to improve the health, feel and appearance of your skin so it only makes sense to take precautionary measures after your peel to protect your sensitive skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. If you neglect to apply a sunscreen after a peel and do spend time outside in the sun, you may end up with a serious sunburn that can leave unsightly white blotches on your skin or even scars, not to mention putting yourself at risk for developing skin cancer. With everything that has been said about chemical peels and sunburns, we hope you will have some safe fun in the sun this summer following any chemical peel regimens.
Skin Peels Can Actively Alleviate Acne Appearances
Acne is a very common skin condition that affects millions of people. While many people think that acne is nothing more than pimples, a person with acne can have many blemishes on their skin including blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, cysts and nodules. In addition to the having visible blemishes, a person with acne can also develop dark spots and even scars on the skin when the acne heals. Fortunately, chemical peels/skin peels can help with acne as these peels have been found effective at keeping pores clean.
Most acne occurs due to dirt, debris and skin oils accumulating in the pores wherein they become clogged. When a chemical peel is applied to the skin, it works to clear the pores which can prevent, reduce or lessen the scarring to the skin.
Keratolytic therapy/treatment is a term used to describe a chemical skin peel. Through the use of chemicals such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid or lactic acid, keratolytic therapy can assist in removing dead skin cells by softening the clumps and causing them to shed from the skin. The results can be softer, smoother skin the looks and feels good.
In order to get the most out of a chemical/skin peel, it’s important that it has a strong exfoliating effect. That is why Dermalure’s uses pharmaceutical-grade products. Our peels are available in varying types of concentration because each person’s skin type is unique.
Choosing a Chemical Peel/Skin Peel
It is important to speak with your dermatologist to see what type of skin peel would be the most appropriate for your skin. Then, with that advice in mind, it is advisable to start out with a lower strength acid. Generally speaking, the stronger acids remove more layers of the skin. These stronger acids may be appropriate if you have tougher skin that needs to be removed in order to get to the softer skin underneath. But it is important to start with a milder acid that does not peel away skin any deeper than necessary. This is why you should always consult with your dermatologist before choosing a chemical peel. Your dermatologist can tell you what level of acid you should begin with.
You do not have to live with the physical and emotional affects of acne as Dermalure offers several types of chemical peels that are effective at treating acne. Our friendly skin care professionals are always available to help you choose the right product so please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help choosing the best peel for you.
At Dermalure, we strive to improve the beauty, health, and feel of our customers’ skin. One of the best ways we’ve found to do that is through the use of TCA skin peels. Countless studies, trade journals, and magazines have all produced publications that endorse the use of TCA peels from both a chemical and beautifying perspective. That being said, who has the time to go through all that information? Since we know time is precious to you, we at Dermalure have gone ahead and summarized the basic outline of what you need to know in regards to TCA Peels.
First off, what classifies a TCA skin peel?
A TCA Peels is a form of chemical peel that uses Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) to immediately and effectively exfoliate the skin. We offer TCA peels in various concentrations, and we recommend that customers use TCA peels in a cycle to allow the skin to acclimate to the acids – beginning with the weakest concentration, and then graduating up to stronger concentrations.
H2: How do they work?
A TCA peel utilizes an acid that exfoliates away old, dull skin instantaneously on contact. TCA peels are stronger than most lactic acid or glycolic acid peels, and as such require more down time – about 7 to 10 days. However, they require fewer peels overall, and are effective against even the strongest forms of skin damage including:
- Premature aging
- Uneven skin tone
- Severe acne scars
- Visible and clogged pores
- Environmental/sun damage
- Discoloration of all skin types
TCA also acts as an antibacterial agent and is ideal for sufferers of chronic acne vulgaris.
Side effects can include a temporary itching or burning sensation, heightened skin sensitivity, temporary flaking or peeling, redness, and others. Aggressive use of high-SPF sunscreen is vital for post-peel skin health.
H2: Contact Us
If you have more questions about TCA peels, keratolytic therapy, or your dermatological health, feel free to reach out to us at our contact page. Remember to check back to this blog periodically, as we’ll update it with more helpful information on how to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.