A chemical peel is essentially a form of exfoliation using alpha and beta hydroxy acids, better known as AHA’S and BHA’s. AHA’s and BHA’s are naturally occurring substances found in fruit, sour milk, and sugar cane. They break the bonds which hold our skin cells together, causing them to either shed away without being noticed or peel away, depending on the depth of the peel.
As the skin regenerates, it is rejuvenated. Whilst an AHA has the capacity to increase the natural moisture levels in your skin, a BHA’s special talent is dissolving sebum trapped in pores, making it great for combating acne. These little acid molecules really pack a punch and get our skin cells turning over at quicker pace which replace dull, lacklustre skin with healthy new skin for weeks to come.
Sounds too good to be true, right? Do not underestimate the power of a peel.
Chemical exfoliation, when done correctly, is the key to keeping your skin not only functioning at its best but also looking amazing.