Choose a Chemical Treatment According to Your Skin Type
At Dermalure, we understand that everyone’s skin type if different. That is why we offer chemical treatments and other skincare products in varying types so that everyone can use our products to restore and rejuvenate the natural glow of their skin. Use this guide to take a moment to find out what skin type you have so you choose the correct chemical treatment.
To determine what skin type you have, follow these four easy steps:
- Wash Your Face. Using a gentle cleanser, wash your face and then pat dry. This will wash away the dirt and oils that have accumulated on your skin.
- Wait One Hour. During this time, you skin will return to its natural state which will help you determine your skin type. Do not touch your face during this time.
- Dab Your Face with a Tissue. When dabbing your face with a tissue, focus on the T-zone which is the area of your forehead and nose.
- Determine Your Skin Type. The four main skin types are normal, oily, dry and combination skin.
Normal skin is neither oily or flaky and it feels smooth and supple. If you have this skin type, the tissue you used to dab your skin will not show any flakes or oily spots. People with normal skin can benefit from a Jessner peel that contains chemicals designed to exfoliate the epidermis to leave clear, even and smooth skin underneath.
Oily skin will show on the tissue you use as grease. People with this skin type typically have large pores and shiny skin. A Dermalure Hybrid Peel is ideal to use on oily skin as it both unclogs pores and reduces their appearance. A salicylic acid peel is another good choice for oily skin as salicylic acid gets rid of bacteria, surplus sebum and inflammation from deep inside the pores.
Dry skin may feel tight or show flakes of dead skin. People with dry skin typically have small pores. Lactic acid chemical peels are good for those with this skin type as lactic acid can provide the necessary hydration dry skin needs.
Combination skin is the most common skin type. This skin type exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. In this skin type, the T-zone is usually oily while the skin elsewhere is dry. People with combination skin can benefit from glycolic acid peels that deep cleans pores and smooth rough skin while leaving the skin soft and supple.
Choosing the Right Chemical Treatment
It’s always best to begin with a lower strength acid when choosing a chemical treatment. This is because chemical treatments with stronger acids remove more layers of the skin. When you begin with a chemical peel featuring a milder acid, no more of the top skin than necessary will be peeled away. The skincare experts at Dermalure strongly recommend consulting with your dermatologist before choosing a chemical skincare treatment as he or she can tell you what level of acid is right for your particular skin type.
How Chemical Peels Interact with Different Skin Types
Dermalure‘s wide range of chemical peels is designed to improve all skin types and skin conditions. We understand that it can be a daunting task to know what chemical peel to choose that will work best for your particular skin type. Therefore, we are providing this short guide that explains how chemical peels interact with the three main types of skin, which are oily, normal, and dry. But first, it’s important to cover what a chemical peel is and how it works to improve the skin.
What a Chemical Peel Is And How It Works
A chemical peel is a concentrated acidic solution that exfoliates the outer layer of the skin to expose the softer, smoother skin underneath. Depending upon the type and strength of the peel you choose, a chemical peel can help improve light wrinkles, fade acne scars, reduce scarring & hyper-pigmentation and improve the overall tone of the skin.
A first-time user should always begin with the lowest percentage peel and gradually increase as the skin adjusts. Using a strong percentage the first time can result in burns and skin damage, which could be irreversible. A chemical peel is typically used on the face (excluding the eye region) although it can also be used to spot treat other areas like the hands and neck. Now on to how chemical peels interact with the different skin types.
Chemical peels containing salicylic acid are ideal for oily skin due to their ability to penetrate and dissolve excess oil in the pores. Salicylic acid is both a phenolic acid and a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) in one. The BHA quality of salicylic acid is very effective at penetrating and breaking down fat tissue to leave the skin smooth and soft. This is why many beauty products contain salicylic acid including shampoos for oily skin and body washes.
TCA chemical peels contain trichloroacetic acid. This type of peel has a deep exfoliating effect wherein it can clean out congested pores to refine the surface of the skin. A TCA peel works well on normal skin that’s neither excessively oily nor dry. A TCA peel can treat fine lines & wrinkles, minimize the appearance of skin tags and improve upon slight imperfections of the skin. A TCA peel with a concentration of between 5 and 15% is considered a light strength peel that is perfect for first time users as it produces fast results at the most mild concentration. This type of peel can brighten and tighten normal skin with minimal peeling, flaking and downtime.
Lactic acid chemical peels contain natural humectants, which moisturize the skin as the acid exfoliates it. This makes lactic acid peels ideal for dry skin. Lactic acid peels are less irritating to the skin than other peels. These peels can be used to treat a wide variety of skin problems including dry skin, age spots, mild acne scarring, premature aging, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, discoloration and sun damaged skin.
Dermalure offers a wide range of high quality, medical-grade chemical peels at affordable prices. We guarantee that with the continued use of our chemical peel products, you will be pleased with your younger, healthier and more radiant skin. We are committed to offering stellar customer service so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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.