How to make the most of your facial peel

Some individuals are hesitant about committing to plastic surgery work, yet they still long to look younger and feel refreshed. An exfoliating facial peel from Skin and Cosmetic Solutions may be the answer those patients are looking for: It's a non-invasive procedure that removes dead skin cells and boosts collagen production, so skin looks younger and healthier.

Winter is the perfect time to receive a facial peel. Many people are limiting their exposure to the sun because of cooler temperatures and are already including additional skin care products in their beauty regimen. For rejuvenating facial peels, the American Academy of Dermatology recommended seeing a dermatologist every two to five weeks. However, this is a general recommendation and patients should ask their dermatologist how frequently they can continue receiving facial peel treatments.

If you're interested in receiving a facial peel, there are several steps you can take before and after your procedure.

Stay away from tanning 
You can take proactive measures up to one month before your first facial peel procedure. Before receiving your first facial peel, alert your dermatologist if you're using retinoid creams, suggested the Mayo Clinic. Also make sure to clear tanning sessions from your calendar. Both retinoid cream and concentrated UV rays will affect how your skin absorbs the facial peel and could lead to adverse effects.

Alert your doctor if you're using retinoid creams before getting your first exfoliating peel.Alert your doctor if you're using retinoid creams before getting your first exfoliating peel.

Add moisturizers to your skincare regimen
In addition, you can use face moisturizers that have glycolic acid as a primary ingredient two weeks before your appointment. The reason, noted Maryanne Marchiskaw for InStyle, is because it increases the production of new skin cells. The benefit of using products with glycolic acid is that these products have many uses, ranging from anti-aging to acne prevention. You can choose to have a glycolic exfoliating peel to build on your at-home regimen to boost collagen production and bring back a youthful glow before the summer hits. The AAD suggested three to five procedures in order to see the full effects.

Eat nutrient-dense foods to keep skin healthy
It's not only what you put on your skin that matters – it's what you put in your body. Jessica Wu noted that individuals with glowing skin typically eat foods high in healthy fats, like avocados, and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants, like tomatoes, regularly. Foods that are high in healthy fats are typically also chock-full of vitamins that your skin needs. Antioxidants are known to help fight free radicals that could make your skin look tired. And let's not forget about water. Your skin cells are made up of mostly water – so proper hydration is essential to keeping your skin glowing and looking healthy in between procedures.

There are several steps you can take to keep your skin glowing after your facial peel. Continue to moisturize and stay away from harsh sunlight. That way, your skin can continue to heal and rejuvenate. To learn more about exfoliating facial peels, call Skin and Cosmetic Solutions to schedule a consultation today.

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