2023 Author: Gabrielle Mercer | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 12:25
I'm sorry, what? Up to now we always thought that a peeling was THE secret for soft, fresh skin! But in the long term this should even damage our face?
It sounds so plausible and so good: Thanks to a peeling, the dead skin cells of the topmost, perhaps already tired and pale-looking skin layer are removed and the fresh, tender, new skin underneath is exposed so that it can shine again. In addition, active ingredients should be better absorbed by subsequent care.
However, a peeling can work very differently and cause minimal injury due to the friction. These microscopic cracks make our skin more susceptible to environmental influences and solar radiation, and this can lead to inflammation - and, in the long term, to cornification and premature skin aging, i.e. wrinkles. But what only becomes apparent years later!
The problem is made worse by ourselves: Because the manufacturers of peelings cannot control how often we use a peeling and how intensively or for how long we use it on our skin.
In addition, the nature of the globules contained in the peeling is decisive for their effect: the smoother and finer they are, the gentler they are on us. But mostly not to nature: Because the smoothest variants are made of plastic and they are already in the process of destroying our environment - so definitely not an alternative! Better to use a face brush or natural ingredients.
So the rule is: less is more! Daily devotional pressure exfoliation is clearly too much of a good thing. Therefore, ideally only touch the old skin cells every two to four weeks and so you can really enjoy the positive effects of the peeling!