The chemical peels aims to promote the growth of new healthy skin cells by removing old skin cells in the epidermis. However, the effectiveness and safety is be dependent on the type of acid used.
First, let’s look at some background information on how our skin works and then think about what is the most safe and effective facial peeling treatment.
Our skin has different layers within it. The outer, “horny” layer of skin cells acts as a barrier against the effects of sunlight and other potential dangers of the environment. This layer is also a waterproof barrier to ensure the skin is well hydrated. If these cells are damaged with a deep peel our skin can fail to form an adequate barrier, leaving us open to the elements. As a result, the skin becomes more reactive, red and inflamed. On the other hand, the skin shouldn’t be left with too many thick dead cells as it may make you look bad with make-up or blemished skin. So to look after the skin correctly, your skin needs excess dead cells on the surface to be removed, but deep peeling should be avoided as it can cause weakening of the skin function.
Environ Cool Peel with lactic acid has a good affinity with the skin, as our skin includes the same material. As lactic acid molecules are large and mild for the skin, they prevent peeling agents from penetrating into the deep part of the skin. Without damaging the dermis, only the excess horny layer is removed and the protection and moisture levels of the skin are maintained. Thus the Environ Cool Peel enables a safe and effective peeling to be performed.
Lactic acid helps to regulate the PH balance of the skin and to increase the skin growth factor (cell renewal factor that promotes the formation of collagen and elastin in the body).
Inflamed acne and pimples that recur one after the other may show that the skin environment is prone to generating acne bacteria (PH value of skin 6.0-8.0 ). Lactic acid helps the PH value of the skin to become more acidic PH 4.5 to 6.0, to prevent the breeding of bacteria , so keep the skin clean. Therefore it will help to eliminate acne and pimples .
In addition , because lactic acid stimulates skin growth factor it activates cell renewal, and will help to make a smooth firm new skin. This treatment is also beneficial for dullness, wrinkles and fine lines, especially if these conditions are aggravated by over-exposure to the sun.
In the next article, I will be talking about how to prepare your skin for the Environ Cool Peel treatment.