Autumn Is The Perfect Time of Year to ‘PEEL’ Away ImperfectionsPosted September 17th, 2021 by daryll jonnson
As the days start to get shorter and we begin to notice that fresh “nippiness” in the air, it’s time to say goodbye to the summer and prepare for long nights and warm hot chocolate snuggled on the sofa. The summer is always fun, but our skin tends to pay the price. A chemical peel is a perfect way to celebrate the end of summer and prepare your skin for the coming changes. Read on to find our why autumn is the perfect time for a Chemical Peel.
The Dark Side Of Summer
Like most people, I love summer. But the warm, dry air and sunshine can wreak havoc on your skin – even if you’re careful with your sunscreen!
When we talk about the effects of summer on the skin, most people think about tanning, pigmentation and UVA damage. And those are really important things to think about. But they are not the only impact that the warmer months have on your skin.
Did you know that acne breakouts are more common in the summer months? This is because the warmth of the sunshine on your skin, combined with the humidity in the air can increase your natural oil production. Clogging your sebaceous glands, harbouring bacteria and triggering those frustrating breakouts. It’s not only your face that can suffer – your back, neck or chest may have increased acne too, due to increased sweating.
If the heat is dry, rather than humid, that can have a negative effect on your skin too. Dry heat or even air conditioning can dehydrate your skin, leading to flaking, dryness and more visible wrinkles and lines. This not only makes your skin look older, but it can worsen any existing skin conditions, such as eczema too.
Then, there are the obvious issues of tanning and UVA damage. While a fake tan is a safer tan, it can still have a drying effect on your skin. Sun exposure, even with good sun cream, can lead to an increase of freckles, premature ageing and more visible fine lines and wrinkles.
What Can You Do About It?
While there are preventative measures you can take to limit the impact of summer on your skin, it’s a good idea to budget for an “end of summer treatment plan” as part of your regular skincare regime.
During the warmer summer months, you can help your skin by staying out of direct sunlight, wearing a good suncream and keeping up with a good skincare routine that cleanses, moisturises and protects your skin every day. You can also help keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding spending too much time in salt or chlorinated water.
As the summer months come to an end, a chemical peel could be the ideal treatment to rid yourself of the summer effects and start autumn with a fresh, clear face.
How a Chemical Peel Can Help Your Skin?
Offering quick results, and a comfortable experience, a chemical peel can help resolve many of the problems that summer can bring.
Using carefully selected, advanced skin products we can refresh and rejuvenate your skin, removing the dead or damaged skin cells from the surface and allowing the healthier, stronger cells below to come into view.
By removing the top layer of skin, many of the problems caused by the heat or sun can be resolved. Freckles can be reduced, acne resolved and dry, lined skin rejuvenated.
How Does A Chemical Peel Work?
A Chemical Peel is a non-invasive treatment that uses mild acids to accelerate the turnover of skin cells and reveal smoother clearer skin.
When applied to the skin, the acid causes the dead skin cells on the surface to shed. Removing the old, damaged skin and leaving behind a clearer, smoother and healthier-looking appearance.
A Chemical Peel can also target the deeper layers of your skin, encouraging cellular regeneration and repair – which can help with many of the post-summer skin problems such as freckles, dryness and ageing.
The Face Space offers a range of skin peels to suit your unique skin type, problems and goals. Different peels work in different ways and are suited to different levels of skin deterioration.
When Is The Best Time To Have A Chemical Peel?
The best time to address your summer skin issues is as soon as the heat dies down and the sun starts to lessen. The autumn and winter are the best months to have a course of Chemical Peels starting in the autumn. The warmest days and strongest sunshine are definitely behind us but your skin has not yet been subjected to the cold, winter air.
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