Salon Facials vs Chemical Peels – Are you doing it right?
26 Oct' 16

Salon Facials vs Chemical Peels – Are you doing it right?

Ahead of the festival celebrations you might have started your preparation to look the best this year. Most of them would love to rejuvenate their skin by walking into salons or spas. But, do you trust that skin facials can make the difference that you are looking for?

Services offered in salon menus may looks very tempting – but will they help you get clear skin?

Before you make a start and visit the salon, make sure you understand precisely what these acne facial procedures can and can't do. 

Do you really need a facial?

Indeed, if not for a few minor blemishes here and there, you shouldn't depend solely on salon or skin spa treatments to clear your acne.

Facial treatments may work temporarily depending on many factors and there is no clear cut answer for the question. You won't get remarkable results with just a one-time facial. You will have to commit to a series of scheduled treatments to get the best results.

Facials won’t clear inflammatory acne. Do you know why?

Whenever you see advertisements for facials, you will be likely to see a beautiful woman with beautiful skin giving us the imagery belief that facials are essential for proper skin care. It is also believed that doing facials benefit towards having a perfect skin.

Here are some interesting myths and facts about facials that you didn’t know:

Myth: Proper cleansing can be done through facial.

Fact: Actually, washing your face daily in the morning and evening is more than enough for cleaning your skin. As facial just makes your skin feel more refreshed but not cleaner than before.

Myth: Getting a facial can help remove blackheads and acne.

Fact: Unfortunately, facials do not eradicate the onset of new or existing pimples/acne scars. Most beauticians do not know the difference between whiteheads and blackheads so they carelessly try to extract all the pimples on the face. Removing whiteheads and acne without any discretion will only increase the chances of irritation and new acne marks.

Myth: Having facial before any event can give you a glowing look.

Fact: Almost many believe that getting a facial can make their skin glow instantly. But in reality, the skin may at first look a little clean and fresh but your skin is exposed to many unrecognized side effects. Due to the different products used on your skin there is a high chance of developing skin allergies, rashes and inflammation.

Myth: You can look younger by regularly doing facials.

Fact: No facial can turn back the clock. Only short term results can be done like smoothing the wrinkles and making the skin look plum. But no one prefers short-term results, so consider a cosmetologist who can offer a modern comprehensive and holistic treatment that will make your skin look beautiful and young.

Facials aren’t an important part of your skin routine as it is only an add-on to your regular skin care routine. Most people would wish for a solution that could simply peel signs of aging from their skin. Luckily, skin enhancement technology is always here to give a little push to the right path. One of the best effective non-surgical treatment for enhancing the skin’s appearance is through chemical face peels.

What is a chemical face peel?

A chemical face peel involves a chemical solution (usually salicylic/glycolic acid) applied to the face to remove the outer layers of skin with the intention of a achieving clearer, evenly pigmented and a glowing skin. The rejuvenated new skin will look smooth and less wrinkly than the old skin. The face peel is also influential in the stimulation of creating new collagen.

They are advantageous for correcting:

  • acne, scars and post-breakout marks
  • fine lines and Wrinkles
  • age spots, Large pores and Freckles
  • signs of aging
  • skin in need of smoothing

Depending on the kind of peel, they are regularly repeated every 1-6 weeks to attain the desired results.

Common side effects of chemical peel treatments are:

  • inflammation, peeling or flaking of the skin
  • burning sensation during the treatment

In-case of itchy, redness and irritation during the treatment kindly inform the clinician while performing the peel. If you are using any prescription medications, in advance you must get your doctor's consent for having a chemical peel.

How to get the most from your chemical face peels?

  • Remember that new skin becomes temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so a regular use of sunscreen is a daily necessity. Choose a non-comedogenic sunscreen product that won't block pores.
  • Use gentle cleansers like Cetaphil until your skin heals, as medicated cleansers containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause an itch if used after a chemical peel.
  • Even though after just one sitting your skin will feel softer and smoother, only a series of treatment gives the best outcome.
  • Before having a chemical face peel always inform your dermatologist about your current use of prescription medications.

Facials can make you feel refreshed and relaxed and make you look better than before but only for a short term. But when done incorrectly, facials can seriously affect your skin. Remember that facials are not miracles. Look for a professional i.e. a dermatologist to help treat your acne and reduce your risk of complications from salon and spa facials. Call 044 40 510 510 to get in touch with S10 Health SafeCare Network’s Skincare Specialists and reverse the aging clock to look young & beautiful forever.


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