Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Make your skin glow! The benefits of Glycolic Acid

In recent years glycolic acid (one of the many Alphahydroxy acids derived from sugar cane) has achieved significant medical respect as a tool to assist in clearing acne. Studies indicate that glycolic acid appears to help in breaking down the "glue-like" substance in the pores that contributes to the formation of pores being blocked keeping skin exfoliated.
This action is believed to then assist in clearing up the pores.

In addition, research shows that glycolic acid acts as a delivery agent and may greatly enhance the effects of other topical skin medications.

Other benefits include a reduction in the appearance of the size of the pore. As the blockage of the pore is reduced, making the pore opening look much smaller & more refined giving you a smooth and beautiful glow!

Why is exfoliation so important?
Our cell turnover rate is what keeps dry, dull skin cells from building up. This process slows down with  age. The average rate of cell turnover for babies is 14 days; for teenagers, 21-28 days; for middle age people, 28-42 days; for those 50 and older, 42-84 days.

Factors influencing the cell turnover rate include genetics, the natural environment, one's medical history, lifestyle, personal care, natural exfoliation. The top dead layer of your skin is composed of approximately 15 to 20 layers and varies in thickness in different body areas. While peeling is amazing for the skin, a water & oil balance must be maintained, especially for drier skins.  That is one reason why a treatment mask is important after a chemical peel.

Why we love chemical peels?
Peels improve the texture of the skin and increases skin exfoliation & cell renewal, increases skin hydration, moisture retention, enhances elastin and collagen production. Peels also reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. The peels that we have available at Skin & Beyond Day Spa treat skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation, clogged pores, dry skin & more!

After a chemical peel your skin looks and feels smoother & softer helping you to gain or maintain a beautiful skin glow & texture.

After a chemical peel it is recommended to avoid the sun and wear a sunscreen every day. Some peels do make the skin drier at first as the top layer is sloughed off, so keeping the skin hydrated is important.
It can usually take about six weeks to notice a difference in the skin, but often  improvements are visible only after one week.

Peels are beneficials in a series of three or six, one time per week for three or six weeks. Peels can also be scheduled once a month or as needed.
To maintain your skin care goals achieved after a series we recommend you schedule a facial or peel once a month or every six weeks.

Here are a few corrective skin peels offered at Skin & Beyond Day Spa.

GLYCOLIC PEEL~Request Appointment~
For a better complexion. This gentle peel is an excellent choice to treat dehydrated skin, sun damaged skin, of for a quick exfoliation to bring out the glow and radiance of dull & tired skin. 

Also available in a series of 3 or a series of 6.

Reveals a  brighter, smoother, younger looking skin. Reduces  blemishes resulting in a firmer more even complexion. This treatment leaves dry, dehydrated skin immediately plumper, smoother and younger-looking. This peel contains a pure Hyaluronic Gel with a cocktail of antioxidants that plumps trouble areas, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles caused by dehydration. This peel is a mixture of Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid. This peel also helps to increase circulation and forces antioxidants and collagen-stimulating ingredients deep into the skin.

Also available in a series of 3 or a series of 6.

~Request Appointment~

Get a deeper exfoliation. Your skin is exfoliated in three different ways using dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and a blend of glycolic acid and ascorbic acid, this treatment instantly improves texture, firmness and radiance. The best peel for amazing smooth skin and provides dramatic results for anti-aging treatments

Also available in a series of 3 or a series of 6.

For more of our chemical peels visit our website.

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