There are a lot of things that can leave your skin looking a way that you aren't happy with. Things like smog, humidity, the foods you eat, the things you drink, smoking, genetics, age, sun damage, and many other things come in to play when it comes to causing your skin to look a way that leaves you wanting to correct the issues you see when you look in the mirror. A chemical peel may be the right way for you to get healthier looking skin. Here are some facts about chemical peels.
The chemical peel process
During a chemical peel, a special chemical solution will be put on your skin. The chemical will cause the top layers of your skin to form blisters. The blisters will peel off, as blisters normally do. When the top layers of skin have peeled away, there will be fresher, smoother, and healthier skin underneath, which will now become the skin on your face's surface.
What skin will look like after a chemical peel
Once the blisters are peeled off, you will notice that your skin will have a nice and natural sheen to it. Your fine lines and wrinkles will be noticeably reduced. The color and tone of your skin will be flush, with those uneven patches gone. Your skin will be cleaner, which will help you to cut down significantly on the number of blackheads and pimples you get. If you have some small scars on your face, then a chemical peel can also help to make those scars less noticeable. Age spots and other off-color sections and areas of skin will also look improved.
What to do after a chemical peel
After you have had your chemical peel, you are going to have skin that feels extra-sensitive. Your skin will be more sensitive to damage at first, so you want to avoid using harsh scrubs. Besides causing damage to your fresh skin, you won't even need to use these products following your chemical peel. Your skin is also going to be more prone to getting a sunburn, and if you do get a sunburn, it can be quite painful. For this reason, you want to stay out of the sun, and when you do go out in the sun, be sure to protect your face with sunscreen and/or a hat. As soon as your skin has completely healed, you can continue on as usual, but you will look and feel much better when you do it.