Your skin is the largest organ of your body, but do you really give it enough attention? Every day your skin works hard protecting you from harmful ultraviolet rays, changes in climate, pollutants and other elements that do damage. But over time that takes it’s toll and you’ll start to notice the signs of wear & tear – dull complexion, pigmentation, fine lines & wrinkles, congestion and dryness.
Your skin is constantly shedding and will completely regenerate itself over the course of 4-6 weeks, you can give it a helping hand by having regular chemical peels.
Skin peels work by clearing the old, damaged and congested surface, to reveal fresh, healthy skin just beneath that very top layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum. The natural ingredients contained within skin peels, such as fruit acids, act as a deep-cleaning agent to unzip plump, soft, younger-looking skin and activate cell turnover. This type of treatment suits all skin types, including sensitive skin, and the range of skin peels available means you are certain to find one that works for you. Read our Skin Peel FAQs section to find out more.
So what are the signs that our skin is begging us for a bit of TLC?
Here are the top five signs it’s time to head for a skin peel:
1. YOU DON’T RECOGNISE YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR
It’s that moment when you feel sympathy for the person you’ve just caught a glimpse of in the mirror, before you realise that the reflection is yours! This person looks tired, their skin is dull and everything just seems to hang sadly from the frame of the face. This shock factor is the wake-up call that a revitalisation is required. Skin peels reduce uneven textures, reaffirm lacklustre elasticity and tighten slack, visible pores. Remember to also drink plenty of water throughout the day and feast on naturally hydrating foods.
2. FINE LINES AND WRINKLES ARE TAKING OVER
You spot that the fine lines and wrinkles, that were once only noticeable when you closely inspected them in the mirror, are having a maturing effect on your face. Whilst we can’t grind growing older to a halt, we can deceive our years by reducing the appearance of lines and creases, effectively stopping the clock on ageing skin. Radiant, younger-looking skin is just waiting to be revealed, using safe and natural ingredients.
3. ACNE OR RECURRING BLEMISHES ARE BRINGING YOU DOWN
Scarring caused by persistent breakouts can deal a serious blow to confidence levels. It can feel like a constant drain on our ability to ‘just be’. Acne is caused by a number of factors, including an over-production of oil from the sebaceous glands, leading to blocked pores. The active enzymes contained within skin peels exfoliate, to remove dead skin cells from the face and body, and act as a deep-cleaning agent to get to the root of the problem.
4. PIGMENTATION HAS LEFT ITS MARK
Pigmentation is caused by exposure to the sun’s damaging UV rays leaving unsightly dark spots on your skin. Sun spots and pigmentation such as this are the result of changes to the normal production and distribution of melanin. A broad spectrum SPF can help to prevent further damage occurring, but for areas that are already showing the tell-tale signs of harm, a skin peel works through the damaged layers, leaving flawless skin in its wake. Beauty blogger The London Mum chooses to have a skin peel in the winter which is a great time of the year to correct any problems caused in the summer sun and gives your skin a chance to repair pressure-free over a few nights in cosied up on the sofa with a hot chocolate.
5. YOUR DAILY REGIME IS NO LONGER ENOUGH
You’ve been hitting the ‘Cleanse Hydrate Protect Repeat’ routine for too long and your skin deserves a well-earned treat. Exfoliators, cleansers, and moisturisers are effective at keeping our complexions and day-to-day niggles managed, so if you invest in a routine that incorporates these products on a daily basis, you are already providing adequate care. But who ever said that ‘adequate’ yields outstanding results? The magic really occurs when we dig a little deeper and give our pores a real pampering.
Our skincare consultants can help choose the right peel for your particular skin type, or you can consult this handy guide:
Treatment starts from just £60 per session. Book a consultation today and give your skin the reboot it deserves