THE HISTORY CHEMICAL PEELS
- Ancient Egypt
Lactic Acid was original chemexfoliant an active ingredient of sour milk used by the Nobles as an ancient skin rejuvenation regimen.
Tartaric acid was derived from wine and used for the same purpose.
These evolved into modern day alpha hydroxy acids,an explosion occurred in the mass of research on this subject with the introduction of many different types of peels, each for a specific range of problems.
NaturalSkinShop.com was born.
CHEMICAL PEELS SKIN SECTION
THE FITZPATRICK SKIN TYPE SCALE
- SKIN TYPES
- GENERIC ORIGIN
- Newer tans, always burn easily,skin particularly light, freckles,redish hair.(all babies and children)
- Skin somehow darker than Type1, freckles rare, tans slightly, high inclination to sunburn.
- Skin light / light brown, no freckles,good tanning ability, very low inclination to sunburn
- Skin light-brown to olive, no freckles, very good tanning ability,very low inclination to sunburn.
- Skin olive in color, sun insensitive skin, very low inclination to sunburn.
- Skin deeply pigmented, sun insensitive skin, never burns.
- Scandinavian, Celtic.
- Central Europe.
- South Mediterranean, South American.
- Middle Eastern, Asia, some Hispanics and Afro-American.
- African, Afro-American.
HOW MANY CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENTS DO YOU NEED?
- Fine Lines
- Age/Liver spots
- Sun Damaged Skin
- Acne / Acne Scars
- Irregular Skin Pigmentation
- Skin Concern
- Glycolic Acid
- Salicylic Acid Peel
- AHA Kojic
- Fine Lines
- Deep Wrinkles
- Sagging Skin
- Large Pores
- Acne Scarring
- BASIC COMMON SENSE
- RULES & ADVICE
- Do not shave the area being treated 2 days prior to the peel
- Do not resume shaving until shedding has started
- Stop using Retin A or similar chemical exfoliators 2 days before peel
- Use sun protection at all times when you are performing chemical peels
- Never pick at or pull the shedding skin if it is still firmly attached
- Do not scratch at your skin after the peel or during the shedding process
- Do not apply the peel to any area where the skin is broken, scratched or open
- Do not indoor tan while performing a series of peel
- Do not get peel solution in your eyes, mouth, on the vermillion of the lip, in your nose or any other sensitive tissue
- Store peel solution in a cool, dark place and make sure to seal tightly
- Do not use metal containers, instruments or applicators with chemical peels
- Make sure you have selected the correct peel prior to applying and always do a patch test
- Check with your doctor or pharmacist before performing a peel if you are taking any medications
- Check with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing
- See your doctor if you are experiencing severe swelling or any extreme reaction
- Do not mix anything into the peel solution prior to applying
- Immediately remove the peel if you are in pain, reacting negatively or unsure
DO NOT USE A CHEMICAL PEEL IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Skin Allergies
- Red Colored Skin
- Skin Grafts
- Recent Surgery
- Broken Skin
- Open Wounds/Lesions
- Inflamed Skin
WE DO NOT PROMOTE ANY OF OUR PEELS FOR THE FOLLOWING USES:
- Tattoo Removal
- Scar Removal
- Permanent Make Up Removal
- Stretch Mark Removal
- APPLYING THE PEEL
- DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is strongly recommended that you perform a patch test of the peel solution prior to full application. 3 days prior to the peel, apply a small patch of the solution to the skin behind the ear. If no negative or unusual reactions are noted, you can safely proceed with your treatment.
Steps for correctly applying your chemical peel:
Begin by washing the skin with your transparent gel cleanser. It is important that you not use a cream, lotion, or pearlescent cleanser which may leave residue. After washing and patting the skin dry, use a cotton pad/ball to wipe down the area to be treated with your pre-peel solution or alcohol.
Apply a small amount of peel solution to the gauze pad. Next, apply the solution in a thin layer to your skin. Be sure to avoid the immediate eye area, lips, and inside the nostrils.
You may need to reapply solution to the gauze pad several times to complete the entire face or treated area. The skin should not be dripping but should be slightly damp with the solution. Some mild types of peels may be gently buffed into the skin with the gauze pad while the peel solution is processing.
Once you are ready to remove the peel you will apply the Neutralizer Solution directly over the peel to stop the action of the acid and then rinse everything off with cool water for 30 seconds. Gently pat the skin dry and apply a hyaluronic serum and/or moisturizer.
Moisturize the skin as needed after the peel and always apply a minimum of SPF 30 to protect the skin during the day. In the event you have used too strong of a peel or opted for a very deep exfoliation and the skin is raw and or oozing,you should apply a barrier ointment (Neosporin, Aquaphor, etc.) over the hyaluronic serum until the skin can resume its normal function.
- WHAT TO EXPECT
- NORMAL REACTIONS TO PEELS
It is important to remember that a chemical peel is the willful application of an ACID to produce a controlled injury to the skin. By intentionally causing “damage”, you prompt the body into 1) amping up the production of collagen and elastin which form the support system for the epidermis and 2) causing the outermost layers of the epidermis to slough off, revealing newer, fresher skin.
- "Frosting" – the skin turns opaque or powdery white
- Swelling, inflammation, redness or sensitivity
- Gradual darkening of the skin in the area treated the skin that will shed)
- Scabbing, crusting, oozing or flaking
Not all solutions produce results in the same way. For example, AHA's are much less likely to yield visible skin shedding while TCA generally causes significant shedding, especially at high percentages.
WHERE DOES CHEMICAL PEEL FALL ON THE 1 10 PAIN SCALE?
- Razor Burn
- Chemical Peel
- Hot Sand on
- Mosquito Bite
- Bit Tongue
- Toe Stub
- Bullet Wound
Types of Chemical Peels
Effective ingredients to combat the cause of facial oil, acne and blemishes. Also helps to provide excellent rejuvenation.
Also known as Trichloroacetic Acid Peels, can be classified as chemical peels that are superficial to medium depth.
An effective skin peel system with high concentrations of natural, purified Glycolic ingredients with low pH levels
A multi-acid, multi-enzyme peeling solution suitable for all skin types and issues. Minimal irritation and almost no downtime!
Designed to treat hyperpigmentation, it's a multitude of lightening agents including Kojic. Bearberry and Liconce extracts.
A skin peel comprising a mixture of AHA Lactic Acid and BHA Salicylic Acid with the Phenol derivative of Resorcinol.
CELEBRITIES WHO HAVE ADMITTED TO USING CHEMICAL PEELS