Table of contents:
- What is the difference between chemical and "normal" peels?
- What is suitable for whom?
- Why are chemical peels good?
- What chemical peels are there?
They ensure a beautiful glow and also fight acne, impurities and wrinkles: chemical peelings are the beauty hit. Everything you need to know about the application!
Chemical peelings have long been on everyone's lips among skincare enthusiasts. But it's actually worth taking a closer look. In fact, this is a skin care tool that is definitely worth using. You will not regret it!
What is the difference between chemical and "normal" peels?
Classic peelings, also known as mechanical or physical peelings, contain small spheres. Dead skin flakes are removed by means of friction. Chemical peels remove these flakes of skin by loosening the "glue" that holds them together.
What is suitable for whom?
Oily as well as dry skin types can benefit from mechanical peelings, but they are not suitable for people with sensitive skin, acne or rosacea. Often the textures are very coarse and excessive peeling can lead to micro-injuries in the skin. Chemicals are suitable for all types, but here it is important to feel your way slowly. As a beginner you should start with a low concentration - generally an application of 1-3 times a week is recommended. The optimal pH value is 3-4.
Why are chemical peels good?
In addition to exfoliating, i.e. the gentle removal of dead skin cells, they have a number of other benefits: They stimulate cell renewal, which can make wrinkles and lines finer. They increase the production of positive skin-own substances such as ceramides or collagen. They also help against impurities because they loosen dirt from the pores.
What chemical peels are there?
A distinction is made between AHA, BHA and PHA. These are simply different types of acids. (AHA = alpha hydroxy acid, BHA = beta hydroxy acid, PHA = polyhydroxy acid.) All three are suitable for sensitive or dehydrated skin - there are still a few differences. You don't always have to choose just one active ingredient - often several are combined in one product.