If you’re a skincare junkie, or even if you’re just learning about the importance of skincare, you probably know that exfoliation is a very important step in the skin care routine. However, scrubs with things such as sugar, sand, and (yikes!) walnut chunks can be extremely harsh and damaging for your skin. So how can you be sure that you’re exfoliating your skin without damaging it? A proven method is available via chemical peels in Salt Lake City, right here at Spruce. Why? Let’s find out.
Go for the chemical peel instead of at-home scrubs
A lot of people actually get concerned when they hear the words “chemical peel.” Most people actually think that it would be way harsher on your skin than something that is natural, like sugar, sand, or and even coffee or salt. In reality, though, at-home scrubs have the capability of destroying your skin. When you use scrubs on your face, even though you can’t see it, the small, individual grains have sharp jagged edges that are digging and ripping into your skin, causing permanent damage. When you get a chemical peel, the chemicals will evenly and safely dissolve and exfoliate all of the dead skin cells on your face, which makes it a much better approach to exfoliating your face, rather than basically rubbing sandpaper on it.
What to expect from a chemical peel in Salt Lake City
Mostly depending on the depth of peel you get, the skin peeling should start about three days after the treatment, and not immediately after. The type and depth of the solution will define how long the skin will peel for. The skin generally peels for 3 to 10 days.
As always, it is incredibly important to moisturize your skin, and whatever you do, never forget to wear sunscreen! You should always be wearing sunscreen, but it is especially important when your skin is exfoliated and healing. Also, even if you wear your sunscreen every day, make sure you are reapplying it as the product requires and making sure that you’re staying out of direct sunlight. Use gentle cleanser and hydrating serums, such as hyaluronic acid. It’s also very important to keep the skin cool by not overheating it. Make sure that, when you wash your face, you use cold water and stay out of incredibly hot places.
Chemical peels are a really good way to safely exfoliate the skin without causing extreme, long-term damage. If you’re looking to get a professional chemical peel in Salt Lake City, Spruce can help.