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The Benefits of Facial Peels

The benefits of facial peels

September at City Retreat is all about Facial Peels from AlumierMD and their benefits.

Chemical facial peels have been used going back to Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra used sour milk to improve the appearance of her skin, according to some sources and lactic acid is an active ingredient in sour milk.

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone. A gentle acid is applied to the skin to lower the skin’s pH, which loosens the connections between the dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and this in turn stimulates new cell growth. This process causes superficious layers of dead skin cells to peel off, revealing a more even and radiant complexion with a much smoother surface.

skin diagramThere are three levels of chemical facial peels – light (superficious), medium and deep, and all depend on the depth of penetration from the ingredients used. Light peels exfoliate your skin to various levels of the epidermis whereas medium peels treat through to the papillary dermis. Deep peels reach down to the mid-reticular dermis and require more downtime. There is also an increased chance of side effects, which can include photosensitivity, pigment changes and scarring.

That’s why with the AlumierMD facial peels we only offer light and medium facial peels because of their excellent results and safety profile. A course of facial peels is recommended to create gradual results and to ensure side effects are avoided.

These chemical facial peels are a way of deeply exfoliating your skin to boost new skin cell regeneration and when peels are performed as part of a course, the results leave you with younger more rejuvenated skin. When we are young, our skin cell turnover is every 28 days, but as we get older the turnover happens every 50-60 days. Therefore having a chemical facial peel will help speed up this process.

As part of the facial peels a retinol exfoliation is applied to the skin. This helps brighten the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and pigmentation. This also makes the skin more sensitive to light which is why we always recommend protecting your skin correctly on a daily basis with the AlumierMD SPF moisturisers.

The benefits from chemical facial peels include improved skin tone and texture, decreased fine lines and wrinkles and a smoother, more youthful skin. These facial peels are also fantastic at treating acne prone skin, hyper pigmentation, rosacea and helps reduce ageing.

Experience an AlumierMD Facial Peel on Wednesday 27th September at City Retreat during our AlumierMD event.

Appointments are available every hour on the hour from 1pm until 8pm. We will be taking a 50% booking deposit of £35 to secure appointments and places are limited so be sure to book yourself in.

Spend an hour with our AlumierMD Expert, experience a Facial Peel and receive a post procedure kit to take home with you. You will also receive a personalised skin prescription just for you. To avoid disappointment, call us on 0191 281 9222 to secure your Facial Peel appointment!

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