Skincare and Beauty

Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Retinol

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and retinol, both commonly found in many skin care products in UK, are also both known for helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Yet, while they do possess some similarities, retinol tends to be bit more potent and is able to repair damage beyond the scope of AHAs. Usually both retinoids and AHA's are used for a variety of skin problems, such acne, anti-aging, wrinkles, and sunspots.

 

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Everything about the Yellow Peel

Retinoic acid peel, or simply yellow peel, belongs to chemical peel with a very short recovery period. Retinoids, synthesized equivalents of vitamin A, regulate the processes of differentiation, proliferation, and intercellular communication. When retinoids get into a cell, they make a bond with nuclear sensors. As a result, particular sections of the cell genome are activated or decelerated.  Since the main effect of retinoids on cells is produced through nuclear sensors (through nuclear receptors and specific molecular activation mechanisms), they can be included in the same category as thyroid and steroid hormones. The main advantages of this treatment are minimal skin damage, a brief recovery period and a low probability of complications. It is no wonder that they are very popular in UK and Ireland right now.

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Obagi Blue Peel

A Blue Peel, also known as Obagi Blue Peel, is a chemical facial peel and skin care system meant to rejuvenate facial skin.  In UK and Ireland, Blue Peels are often used to treat blemishes, facial lines, scars, uneven pigmentation, and acne. The Blue Peel uses a slow acting TCA chemical that enables your doctor to control the peel process and depth. Obagi Blue Skin Peel is a leading deep rejuvenation treatment which helps eliminate blemishes, acne scars, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun damage whilst increasing overall texture and tightness. A low concentration of Trichlororoacetic Acid is mixed with a special blue base to ensure an even, uniform distribution prior to application.  Obagi Blue Skin Peel allows the Doctor to regulate the depth of the peel to remove surface layers of aged and damaged skin.  These dead cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin's own clarity and tightness to resurface.  

 

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Chemical Peel

Chemical peel is a noninvasive procedure which results in improvement of epidermis condition and often also of dermis condition. In this purpose we use the influence of various chemical substances (chemical peel) or mechanical (microdermabrasion) or physical processes (CO2 laser, nitrous oxide, liquid nitrogen). Of all mentioned above, chemical peels are the most commonly performed and this procedures are connected with application of various chemical compounds on skin what causes its peeling off and subsequently - its regeneration. The result of the treatment is an improvement in skin appearance as well as reduction of lesions and their consequences.

 

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How to Perform a Glycolic Peel at Home

Glycolic peels are very popular right now in UK.  However, they are somehat pricy.  But did you know that they are very easy to do at home?  Right now you are probably wondering how to start doing your own glycolic acid chemical peels, but you are a little bit nervous about the process right? Should you start off with 25%, 50% or higher concentration? How often should you repeat the process? What should you do before and after the peel? Should you purchase a peeling solution or make or own? These are just some of the questions that you may be asking yourself right now.

 

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