Chemical peels in the summer time -
Chemical peels have anti-aging, moisturizing, brightening and, in the case of acne and other skin issues, preventive properties. For women (and men!) who stick to a specific skincare regimen throughout the year, summer peels can prolong the effects of other more intensive exfoliation treatments.
I recommend them as preventive care if you want to enjoy glowing skin long after the summer sun has set, rather than repairing damage that has occurred after a few months of neglect.
Summer chemical peels use mild acids that do not cause visible exfoliation or flaking of the skin. Even if the skin is remodeling itself after the exfoliating treatment, this process is invisible to the naked eye.
Azelaic acid for discoloration and pigmentation
Azelaic acid is a safe chemical that can be used throughout the year and even if you plan on enjoying some time in direct sunlight. This acid effectively handles several problems.
1. It reduces hyperkeratosis of the skin and therefore works well in the treatment of rosacea.
2. It has an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect.
3. It prevents discoloration.
4. It is a blessing for shallowly vascularized skin battling rosacea and erythema.
5. It has a rejuvenating effect, which is why it is part of the anti-aging treatment of problematic skin.
Almond (or mandelic) acid
This summer peeling option will work if your skin is far from smooth because of pimples and blackheads. Bitter almond acid is used for summer chemical peels because it has a large-sized molecule that slowly passes through the stratum corneum and does not cause irritation. I recommend using this in the summer particularly in the case of skin with blackheads, folliculitis and follicular acne. In scientific terms, the structure of the mandelic acid is similar to a broad-spectrum antibiotic in that it has antibacterial properties. This is good for oily skin because it normalizes the secretion of sebum and prevents the aging of skin by stimulating the production of collagen and brightening skin tone.
Ferulic acid has only recently gained popularity in the beauty industry. It is a naturally occurring acid in many plants, such as coffee, wheat and rice. It has several benefits, including protecting skin from free radicals, which accelerate aging because of the damage they cause skin cell DNA and collagen fibers.
The attack of free radicals increases after excessive sun exposure in the summer, which is why I recommend chemical peels with ferulic acid. This is a great treatment option before a holiday or if you spend a lot of time in the sun, do water sports or just enjoy sunbathing. In fact, after exposure to UV rays, ferulic acid can also help reduce oxidative stress. I use ferulic acid not just at the end of summer, but also throughout the year because of all these amazing properties.