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Dive Into Light Chemical Peels

Everything You May Want to Know When looking Deeper Into Chemical Peels

People who are new to chemical peels can quickly become overwhelmed with the many choices they face as there are several different types of peels available. If you’re confused about what type of chemical peel is a good choice for your skin, you should first understand what a chemical peel is and how it works.

Chemical peeling involves applying an acid solution to the skin to slough off the upper layer(s) of skin. As the outermost layer or layers of skin is removed, the new skin that replaces the sloughed off skin has fewer imperfections and is softer and smoother for a much improved appearance and feel. Peels can be used to diminish lines, wrinkles, acne scars, dark spots and roughness of the skin caused by sun damage.

There are three basic types of chemical peels: superficial or light chemical peels, medium peels and deep peels. Experts recommend that first-time users start out with a light peel that’s less harsh on the skin. This is because a light chemical peel contains a mild acid that works gently to only remove the uppermost layer of the skin.

What Light Chemical Peels Can Do

Light chemical peels can help if you want to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, mild acne scarring, skin discoloration and dry or flaking skin. Light chemical peels typically contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and include glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid. You can achieve glowing and radiant skin quickly and easily with a light peel that you can apply in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

They are also lower in acidity concentration as well. Depending on the type of peel, these can be anywhere from a 5% Salicylic Acid Peel to a 15% Lactic Acid or 15% Glycolic Acid Peel. Now chemicals peels with acidity concentrations that are the same can produce different results. It’s not just about the acid level, it’s about the chemicals that go into each peel, and what each one can do for your particular skin’s needs.

Light chemical peels are sometimes called lunchtime peels because they are fast and easy to apply and allow you to return to work or go straight out afterwards without anyone knowing you’ve done the treatment. Your skin can be a little pink afterwards and you may see some mild flaking, but this can typically be hidden with makeup.

Dermalure offers a very wide range of high quality chemical peels. If you’re a first-time user, our Glycolic Acid 10% peel is a good choice for beginners. This peel is one of the most popular strengths and it produces immediate, noticeable results.

Need Help Choosing a Peel?

If you need some assistance choosing a chemical peel, we’d be happy to help you select the right peel that will give you the results you’re after. Simply contact us and we’ll respond as soon as we get your message. We’re proud to offer a complete range of advanced skin care products that can help you achieve and maintain the soft and radiant skin you deserve!

Antioxidants & Free Radicals: How They Affect Skincare

Dermalure understands the importance of maintaining a healthy glow throughout the year, especially during the cold seasons when weather conditions can dry out and irritate the skin. There can be many factors that can cause skin damage and we believe it is vital to understand these sources and preventions.

What Are Free Radicals?

Free Radicals are chemical particles that become very unstable and reactive through an oxygenated process. These reactions can cause cellular damage and speed up the aging process of the skin. The damage created by free radicals can cause blemishes, wrinkles, and skin pigmentation.

There are various causes of increased radical damage:

  • Stress
  • Poor diet and alcohol
  • UV penetration
  • Pollution
  • Smoking and illegal drugs

How To Fight Against Free Radicals

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Antioxidants are molecules that can interact with free radicals and prevent them from further damaging the skin. Common forms of antioxidants include vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E which can be found in certain foods or applied topically in creams or serums.

By removing or reducing the exposure of free radicals, you can slow the aging process of your skin and feel a more significant improvement!

A Radical Solution – Vitamin C

Vitamin C has shown to be a powerful antioxidant when applied to the skin and added to your daily skincare routine. It can increase the production of collagen which helps reduce wrinkles and aids in the restoration of skin damage.

Dermalure’s Vitamin C+ Face Serum is a well-formulated product that provides a wide range of these benefits to improve your skin and keep it looking younger.

The Vitamin C+ Face Serum can be used for: Vitamin C Serum

  • Better defense against environmental aging
  • Neutralizes and protects against free radicals
  • Corrects hyper-pigmentation
  • Protects skin against UV exposure
  • Stimulates collagen production

The serum is also available in various levels of potency (5% to 25%) to cater to the skin sensitivity of our customers.

Contact Us To Learn More About At Skincare Serums

Please feel free to visit our previous post on Vitamin C Serums and Peels to learn more about the benefits of adding vitamin C as part of your skincare routine. If you have any questions or comments regarding our posts or about our products, please feel free to contact us!

Chemical Peels For Christmas

Give the Gift of Smoother, More Radiant Skin This Holiday Season

Now that the holiday season is here, it’s time to start thinking about shopping for those people on your gift-giving list this year. Because everyone loves feeling good and looking great, a top idea is to give the gift of quality skincare products such as at home chemical peels, facial washes, moisturizers and skin serums.

Giving the gift of healthier, smoother skin and a younger “you” is a top idea for both men and women. If you’re like most people, you have that one person in your life who is very hard to buy for. Maybe it’s a close family member or your best friend. Giving him or her a gift basket filled with quality skincare products is a great idea because even the pickiest person would appreciate this type of thoughtful gift!

Dermalure’s wide selection of quality skincare products make wonderful holiday gifts, regardless of who you need to buy for. Whether you’re looking to gift your husband, mother, best friend, sister or brother, we have a very broad range of quality products that are specially formulated to clean away dirt and grime to leave the skin smooth, soft and amazing looking!

When buying the chemical peels, serums, moisturizers and other skincare products to put into your holiday baskets, don’t forget to shop for a few smaller like washcloths & hand towels, bath beads, soaps etc., to fill out your baskets. And, by all means, don’t forget to buy a little something for yourself because after all, you’re worth it!

Dermalure offers the most advanced and sophisticated skincare products from quality chemical peels to face serums and more. We understand that everyone wants to have great looking skin. This is why we work hard to help you get the great skin you deserve by offering a wide selection of superior skincare products at affordable prices. We’re confident that with the continued use of our products, that you will be very pleased with your healthier, younger and more radiant skin!

Chemical Peel Myth Busters #2

Dermalure Debunks More Myths About Chemical Peels

For many years, chemical peels have served as a solution to common skin problems. They improve skin texture and appearance, and offer several skincare benefits. Regardless, chemical peels seem to get a bad rap. Popular sitcoms like to poke fun by making chemical peels look horrifying and painful. Some of us might recall the episode of Sex and the City when red, puffy face Samantha suffered through her chemical facial treatment. Rest assured, scenes like those are based off myths!

Chemical peels are painless and effective. You may recall our previous myth-busting blog post from back in March. Our Dermalure Skincare Professionals are back to debunk some more of these fictitious beliefs.

Myth #1: All Chemical Peels Are The Same

There are significant differences among chemical peels. “Chemical peel” is an umbrella term that refers to a number of procedures that work to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. The chemical solutions available vary in strength and composition, in order to treat different skin types and conditions.

Myth #2: Chemical Peels Hurt

With chemical peels, you can expect a slight tingling sensation, along with a warm and tightening feeling of the skin, but not pain. A majority of skin peels are very mild. You will experience a prickling feeling, if you are opting for one of the deeper skin peels, but properly administered chemical peels do not hurt. With TCA peels, the chemicals actually act as an anesthetic, minimizing pain, and Glycolic peels are the mildest of peels. Consult with a skincare professional to find the peel that would best fit your skin needs.

Myth #3: Chemical Peels Make Your Skin Literally “Peel Off”

The word “peel” in this case definitely causes some confusion. Contrary to popular belief, nothing actually peels off during a chemical peel. Instead, the solution safely dissolves the old, upper layers of the skin, stimulating new tissue with smoother texture to emerge.

Myth #4: Chemical Peels Are Just For Faces

Chemical peels are effective for treating body acne, aging skin and roughness. They are not exclusive to facial skin. Full body peels are possible, as well.

Myth #5: Chemical Peels Don’t Do Anything

This is absolutely inaccurate. Chemical peels are highly effective with fading scarring, treating acne, improving skin texture, and reducing the appearance of fines lines, liver spots, age spots, freckles and uneven coloring. Conditions that you should not expect peels to treat include sagging skin, large pores, broken blood vessels, and deep scars.

Rejuvenate Your Skin Today!

Skincare has never been easier! Dermalure has a large variety of products available to best suit individual skins types. Our representatives are here to help you find the right product for you. Call us at 877.336.4652 between 9 am and 5 pm PST. You can also contact us at anytime via email at info@dermalure.com. Let us help you get started on a path to clearer, healthier skin today!

Your Perfect Peel

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Chemical peels are no different from any shoe, bag, or top you wear. There may be more than one that works, but it is always better to find the one that is absolutely perfect for you. With that said, how do you find the perfect one?

Types of Peels

To start off, there are many different types of chemical peels available to you. While they all have the ability to enhance the beauty and softness of your skin, they often vary in chemical makeup as well as acidic depth. In this, we mean that the chemical peels can range from simple surface peels for softer skin, or deeper acid peels to remove scarring, sun damage, and other extensive damage to the skin. Some of the chemical peels include:

While we could go on for pages about each type of peel and the benefits it provides, we’d like to save some time for those who already know about the different types of chemical peels. Therefore, if you would like to find out more information about a certain peel and what is does, feel free to click on a peel above which will take to you to a page specifically dedicated to that type of peel.

Chemical Peel Strengths

Now sadly there is a misconception going around that stronger is better. At Dermalure Skincare Professionals we are here to inform you that this is not necessarily the case. In fact, we highly advocate that you do your research before applying any strength of acid to your face. In simplest terms, stronger acids simply mean that they will take away layers of skin off your face. Stronger acids CAN be good when you have tougher skin that needs to be torn away to get down to the soft skin underneath, but It is important to start out on a milder acid that does not peel away skin any deeper than you want. While this process of trying out varying degrees of acidity may take slightly longer to find the correct balance of strength and safety, it is exponentially more beneficial to take it slow. You only get one face, and you wouldn’t want to harm it by applying acids that could potentially cause damage.

Consulting your doctor

While it is possible to order chemical peels over the Internet, we still highly encourage you to gain the opinion of your regular dermatologist when applying a chemical peel. They have your medical records and have experienced the good and the bad when it comes to your skin. They should be willing to recommend a certain level of acidity strength and let you know what might be the best level to start with. They will also know how your skin has reacted to various treatments in the past so they can let you know if you might happen to be allergic to a certain type of chemical peel.

Pick Up Your Perfect Peel Today!

After you’ve done a little research, it’s time to pick up the perfect peel of your dreams. At Dermalure Skincare Professionals, we house a wide variety chemical peels that treat the entire gambit of skin conditions and issues. If you would like to shop for chemical peels for you or someone you know, feel free to visit our shop at www.dermalure.com.

TCA Peel, Peels & Serums

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What is a TCA Peel?

A TCA peel is one of the most effective Keratolytic Therapy treatment options available.  A Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) peel is arguably the most effective treatments for a variety of skin disorders, and it is one of the most potent peels used for skin treatment.  In fact, TCA peels have been used to successfully treat a wide variety of skin conditions, some of which include the following listed below:

  • Wrinkles and sun damage
  • Poor skin tone and discoloration
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Chronic or severe acne
  • Severe scarring from acne

TCA is a good option for people that want to improve the overall appearance of their skin in a short period of time with a minimally invasive but potent peel.

Best Candidates for TCA Peels and Other Peels & Serums

Various claims of the efficacy of TCA peels in tattoo removal have not been validated.  The best candidates for TCA peels suffer from a skin condition such as hyperpigmentation, want to get rid of minor scarring, or want more even skin tone.  TCA treatments are also an ideal treatment for people that suffer from severe acne as the peel starts to work on contact with the skin and has antibacterial properties.  Also, a TCA peel will typically get results quickly with relatively little recovery time.

How TCA Peels Work

Most people will have four to six cycles of TCA peels in short succession before using TCA peels on a biweekly or monthly schedule.  It is recommended that people with sensitive skin start with lower concentrations of TCA and use a spot check before applying the peel to the entire face. Side effects such as irritation and redness can be treated with the use of high SPF sunscreen after each peel, and the use of high SPF sunscreen is highly encouraged.

TCA Compared to Other Peels & Serums

Most other peels do not work on contact.  In addition, TCA is more potent than most other peels and serums.  A TCA peel will typically treat a skin condition quickly followed by a short recovery.

Vitamin-C Serum, Peels & Serums

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Top Benefits of Vitamin-C Serum for Your Skin

Vitamin-C serum can make your skin look younger and healthier by promoting your skin’s natural ability to create collagen, the primary structural protein used to form new tissues such as skin.  Boosting the production of collagen with the right serum can treat fine lines, wrinkles, and even small scars.  Serums that contain higher levels of Vitamin-C have been reported to successfully treat cases of skin damage caused by sunspots or acne scarring as well as substantial hyperpigmentation.

Peels & Serums are the Best Protection against Aging

Not all serums are as stable and useful as Vitamin-C derived from L-ascorbic acid. This is the most useful form of Vitamin-C when used to treat skin damage.  This serum is a non-invasive option for women that want to look and feel younger.  Vitamin-C serum is the only topical treatment that has been clinically proven to increase the skin’s natural production of collagen.

Easy to Use as Part of a Daily Routine

It is recommended that people start with the lowest potency and use a spot test before investing in higher potency serums. It is easy to incorporate Vitamin-C serum into your daily skincare routine.  Gently apply four or five drops of the serum once or twice per day after washing.  Follow with a quality moisturizer.

Skip the Surgeon and Use Peels & Serums for Optimal Results

Many women want to have skin that looks young and vibrant.  Use effective Vitamin-C serums to defend your skin against environmental signs of aging such as sunspots, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.  Protect your skin from further exposure to UV rays, and improve the overall quality and appearance of your skin without going to the surgeon’s office.  Also, use the right serum as a low-risk alternative to anti-aging surgical procedures.

Look and Feel Your Best With a Few Drops of Vitamin-C Per Day

Taking measures to improve the appearance of your skin while reducing further environmental damage is one of the best beauty tips.  Have younger and more attractive skin by using Vitamin-C serum.