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Are Chemical Face Peels Safe?

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Are Chemical Face Peels Safe

How to Ensure You Get The Best Possible Treatment

Chemical face peels sound scary, but by following a few simple steps you can ensure yours goes smoothly.

As a self-confessed beauty junkie, I love to try out new treatments. A chemical peel has been on my beauty bucket list for some time, but there is so much conflicting information out there about whether they’re safe. Not wanting to put myself in any danger, I read up a lot on the procedure before I went ahead and booked one. Was I nervous? Yes, a little! After having my chemical face peel in Chelmsford though, I honestly could not be happier with the results. So if you’re thinking of treating yourself to one, here’s everything that you need to do to ensure that your peel is carried out safely.

Only go to a professional

It’s vital that you find a qualified beauty therapist to carry out your chemical peel. They’ll have plenty of experience of carrying out chemical peels on people with all kinds of skin types. When I went to have my chemical peel done, I was impressed by just how clean and tidy the treatment room was as well. I felt much more comfortable here than if I was to attempt it at home or visit someone who wasn’t fully qualified. I was made really comfortable too, which helped me to relax before the treatment began.

Honesty is the best policy

When you do visit your beauty therapist, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Whether it’s about the tools that they’re using or how to look after your skin post peel, a reputable and experienced beauty therapist shouldn’t have any problem with keeping you fully informed throughout. Just as they’re being honest with you, you should in turn be honest with them too. If you suffer from any conditions that could mean you react adversely to the peel, tell them. If you are able to have it done, they’ll be able to put your mind at rest; and if you can’t they’ll be happy to suggest other treatments. Luckily, I don’t suffer from any conditions that interfered with my treatment, but my therapist was very open and encouraged me to tell her as much as I could about myself.

Care carries on at home

Chemical peels are incredibly safe and effective as long as you take the aftercare seriously. Yes, your skin will need some TLC afterwards! While peels are immediately effective, that potency does take a lot out of your skin. It’s not all doom and gloom though! My beauty therapist gave me a list of instructions to follow in the days and weeks following my peel. I was told to expect increased sensitivity on the skin that had been treated and to wear sunscreen to prevent any burning. I was also told to treat my skin more gently, so made the switch to sensitive cosmetics and skincare to ensure I didn’t irritate it.

Enjoy the results!

It’s been around eight weeks since I had my chemical peel, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Any discomfort I felt during and immediately after the treatment was pretty short-lived, and my skin is looking better than ever. My imperfections are much less visible, and my skin is a lot more even. It was the perfect treat before my summer holiday, where I’m sure to look great in any pictures! Hopefully, by following my advice, you’ll have a peel that’s safe, comfortable and effective.

Lady Rebecca

Lady Rebecca is a lover of fashion and beauty. She doesn't claim to be the most fashionable girl in the world and sometimes wears odd looking clothes. I wear my sunglasses at the slightest hint of sun and enjoy cocktails with friends!

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