Fall is the perfect season for many enjoyable and refreshing things, like just-picked apples, leaf peeping, and revitalizing your skin after exposure to the summer sun, heat, and humidity. Applying a gentle peeling solution is the perfect first step to a renewed complexion in preparation for the coming winter months. A natural peel with a balanced composition of pure, gentle ingredients will provide the essential benefits and none of the often irritation, leaving you only with rejuvenated, glowing skin.
First, let’s explore a chemical peel and how it differs from natural peels. True to its name, the ingredients in a chemical peel are, well, chemicals! Chemical peels are generally a gel formula meant to resurface the skin and, depending on the type of peel (light, medium, or deep), can include varying strengths of ingredients such as glycolic, trichloroacetic, salicylic, lactic, and other acids coupled with hydroquinone, phenol, Jessner’s solution and more.
A light peel penetrates the epidermis or topmost outer layer of the skin to reduce breakouts and blemishes and brighten the complexion. Even with this light peel, there is usually residual dryness, redness, and light sensitivity.
A medium peel goes one skin layer deeper, penetrating the papillary dermis to target acne scarring, melasma, hyperpigmentation, or early signs of aging. This peel generally causes minor swelling, peeling, itching, and redness, which can take one to two weeks to subside completely.
A deep chemical peel is reserved for those with severe scarring, deep wrinkles, or other more intense skincare concerns. This peel requires sedation and a local anesthetic applied to the targeted area. Redness, swelling, crusting, flaking, and peeling are the usual after-effects, and recovery can take at least two weeks if not more.
Chemical Peels vs. Natural Peels
While it’s true that chemical peels may perform better for more severe issues, the risks are also higher, including possible infection, hyperpigmentation, and hypo-pigmentation. Putting those risks aside, regardless of the level of chemical peel you choose, there is almost always ensuing redness and irritation with varying recovery times.
Natural, non-irritating skin peels use a variety of all-natural gentle ingredients, including essential oils, non-irritating clays, plant enzymes, and more, and can:
- Enhance cell turnover
- Brighten a dull complexion
- Reduce or improve:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sunspots and hyperpigmentation
- Enlarged pores and mild scarring
- Actinic keratosis spots
Given the option of using a safe, natural treatment vs. exposing one’s face to irritating ingredients with a recovery period, the choice seems to be a no-brainer, especially since Vie de Mer Paris Aromatic Enzyme Peel is just the ticket to get the job done safely and painlessly.
Using all-natural active ingredients such as kaolin clay, sunflower seed oil, ylang-ylang essential oil, and St. John’s wort, the Aromatic Enzyme Peel will leave your skin cleansed of any dry, dead skin, stimulated to boost cell turnover, and visibly brightened, ready for the next step in winter skin preparedness with no downtime in between. And there’s the additional bonus of knowing that all Vie de Mer products are produced in small batches in France and adhere to the strictest EU health and safety standards.
So take that first step to winter-ready skin by trying the Aromatic Enzyme Peel now. Once you see the results, you’ll be glad you did!