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Why Is Winter The Best Time For Chemical Peels?

In winters, your skin becomes drier due to less moisture in the air. To keep glowing skin, you might be wondering whether to get chemical peel in the winter or not. Well, winter is the ideal time to get a chemical peel treatment if you want to enhance your skin texture and have radiant skin.

Let's look at some of the benefits of chemical peels.

  • Removal or reduction of skin imperfections such as age spots, freckles, acne scars

  • Improved skin texture

  • Dramatic reduction of wrinkles and fine lines

  • Evens out skin tone

  • Stimulates collagen growth

During this treatment, a solution is placed on your skin which will cause the skin to "blister" and then slough off taking all those skin imperfections with it. The old skin peels away revealing softer, smoother skin underneath. This new skin is more susceptible to damage from the sun, so caution has to be taken to protect it. During the winter most people spend more time indoors or when they do venture out are more covered with clothing than in the summer thus protecting the skin. The reduced intensity of the sun in the winter is also helpful, even though sunscreen should still be used.

Another reason to have a chemical peel during winter months is that the skin will have several months to recover before being exposed to the harsher summertime sun. There is also time to repeat the treatment, if necessary. And who doesn't want to be ready for the summer with all that fun-in-the-sun time?

No matter when you get a chemical peel, it's recommended to use proper skin care products on a daily basis because the facial skin will be vulnerable to the sun rays and heat.

There are different types of chemical peels with various strengths and specific levels of treatment. Consultation with a doctor is essential to find out which chemical peel is best for your skin type and skin condition.

For more information on chemical peels or to schedule an appointment, contact Skin Fitness Raleigh at 919-291-6846.

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