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It may not be a welcome visitor, but skin ageing is inevitable. With it comes lines, wrinkles, blemishes that naturally appear. Genes and lifestyle contribute to this and the movement for anti-ageing has rightfully become a mission for many of us. Some would even go to the ends of the earth to find the perfect products and services. 

If this is something that sounds like you, here’s a little secret: the best anti-ageing treatment is actually more accessible than you think and it’s called chemical face peel!

What is Chemical Face Peel?

The name should give you an idea. A chemical face peel is a form of exfoliation that uses a chemical solution to remove dead skin cells from the epidermis or the top layer of skin. It has existed for quite some time now. It is mainly used to treat wrinkles, discolouration, and scars. Beyond its anti-ageing benefits, this treatment has so much more to offer.

How does it work?

Cosmetic products are not capable of fighting skin ageing or damage. And while moisturisers can help enhance the skin’s appearance, it’s not quite enough. To really improve the skin’s smoothness and texture, the skin must be resurfaced. This means that the old skin must be removed to allow new skin to take its place. 

The chemical face peel transformation can be achieved by the use of peeling agents such as Glycolic and Salicylic Acid followed by a regime of home treatments. A number of Mayerling products such as the Forte Day and Night Face Creams contain both Glycolic and Salicylic Acid, creating a two-phase skin resurfacing action, alongside powerful ingredients like Bearberry Extract and Marine Extracts to reduce existing pigmentation.

Here are some of the benefits chemical face peels are known for:

  • Chemical face peels improve your skincare products’ magic.

Your current routine can do more magic than it already does! Chemical face peels make your skincare products work better because the peels remove dead skin cells, so there won’t be any congestion that would stop your cleanser or face creams from working their way to your skin.

  • Chemical peels can help control melasma.

No one likes discolouration. Chemical peels can help in controlling dark patches caused by sun damage. Moreover, this treatment has been known to help control melasma.

  • Chemical peels can soften acne scars

As something many of us have met and known since puberty, acne is definitely one thing that we totally despise. Luckily, peels such as salicylic acid unclog pores and diminish post-pimple marks. Salicylic acid also stays in the pores and keeps them clear over some time.

  • Chemical peels soften fine lines and reduce wrinkles.

Let’s face it! We all have to deal with ageing at some point. But don’t worry, chemical peels can help soften fine lines and aid in your anti-ageing journey. Deep peels can help in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Just be sure to put on some SPF after a medium or deep peel. This will help prolong the results of your treatment and avoid permanently changing your skin’s colour.

  • Chemical peels exfoliate your skin.

A deep chemical peel makes your skin smoother and improves your skin tone. Since chemical peels remove dead skin cells, they also build up skin-healing ingredients and exfoliate your skin. The Mayerling Exfoliant Cleansing Scrub has glycolic acid and works to thoroughly cleanse and decongest the skin whilst removing dead skin cells and minimising pores. You’ll end up having amazingly smooth skin with a stunning tone and texture. 

  • Chemical peels can address your dark circles.

With the nature of chemical peels, they can reveal fresh and new skin and help develop stronger and fresher skin that is less likely to develop eyebags.

  • Chemical peels can be customised.

Aside from the fact that chemical peels are safe for every skin tone, they can also be customised to address a particular skin concern. Doctors have a lot of products to choose from – or they could work on their formula to address specific skin issues.

When anti-ageing treatments and products become overwhelming, remember that a chemical peel might just be the best anti-ageing solution for you. Whether it’s a complete professional treatment or a home remedy, make sure to consult a trusted professional to ensure a safe process and enjoy great results.