Skincare and Beauty

Glycolic Pees in Your Skincare

Chemical peels have been time-tested and are here to stay. Alpha-hydroxy peels are highly popular in the dermatologist's arsenal of procedures here in UK. Glycolic acid peel is the most common alpha-hydroxy acid peel, also known as fruit peel. It is simple, inexpensive, and has no downtime. Basic glycolic peels can be used to treat acne, acne scars, melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, photoaging, and seborrhea. Very often glycolic peels are combined with micro-needling and other skincare treatments in order to achieve the best possible results.

 

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Doing Chemical Peels at Home

What’s a chemical peel? Well, a chemical peel a procedure that involves exfoliating your skin with different acids. While it sounds kind of scary, it’s actually pretty safe and easy procedure that can be done at home. There is a number of different chemical solutions on the market right now. Many people wonder which one of them to try. Most of them do pretty much the same thing, however, it is best to pick one based on how aggressive you want to be with the actual “peel”

 

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Fruit Acids in UK Skincare

Fruit acids have become a very popular ingridient in almost all skincare products lately. You can find them in creams, tonics, scrubs, and chemical peel solutions. It’s not surprising because they can treat a variety of skin problems: photoagaing, acne, dry skin, psoriasis, actinic keratosis , and melasma. Fruit acids are a group of alpha hydroxy acids that traditionally come from fruit matter. They include glycolic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid, lactic acid, and citric acid.

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Using Trichloroacetic Peel

Trichloroacetic peel or TCA peel is a very effective chemical peel. It is used exfoliate and renew the skin on a superficial to deep level. TCA is commonly applied to the face, neck, décolleté, hands and legs. In addition, TCA is also an excellent “spot treatment” and can be used to exclusively peel isolated areas of the skin. Unlike fruit acids peels, TCA peel is a lot more effective because it goes slightly deeper into your skin. It’s a pretty popular peel in UK right now due to it’s effectiveness and the face that it can be done safely at home.

 

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Salicylic Acid Peels

Salicylic acid has been used to treat various skin disorders for more than 2,000 years. The ability of salicylic acid to exfoliate the stratum corneum makes it a good agent for peeling. In particular, the comedolytic property of salicylic acid makes it a useful peeling agent for patients with acne. Once considered as a keratolytic agent, the role of salicylic acid as a desmolytic agent, because of its ability to disrupt cellular junctions rather than breaking or lysing intercellular keratin filaments, is now recognized and is discussed here. Salicylic acid as a peeling agent has a number of indications, including acne vulgaris, melasma, photodamage, freckles, and lentigines.

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