Baby, you’re a firework! How to light up this November and the appeal of the chemical peel


Skin can dull this time of year – central heating and cold snaps play havoc with its condition and we can also suffer break-outs as a consequence.

With the summer sun long gone – and a dire lack of vitamin D as a consequence – we can all do with a boost as our skin health takes a hit.

Itchy skin, dry skin, rashes and even sun damage (because we were a little scant with the sun cream while we caught some rays on those hot days in the summer) can all have an impact on our self-esteem during these upcoming long winter months.

With some major partying on the horizon, we all want to look – and feel – our best as we celebrate in the run up to Christmas and the New Year.

Alternatively, we may feel that our ageing skin could do with a helping hand to achieve that perfect glow as we approach the festivities. So, why shouldn’t we treat ourselves to a cosmetic treatment – that’s quick, promises glowing results and is non invasive – in readiness for the party season?

Chemical peels have made a bit of a comeback of late, according to a recent article in Vogue magazine. They work by applying a chemical solution to the skin that causes it to exfoliate.

They are non invasive, have a fast turnaround time and can been tailored to meet the needs of your skin.

They’ve moved on a lot recently, too, and these days it’s less a case of a peel than an infusion, boosting collagen production and adding tone.

They are great for acne scars and can also rid you of those heavy shadows around your eyes that you’ve been concealing with make-up for too long!

This ‘quick fix’ treatment is a minimally invasive dermatology procedure and has little downtime. It can give skin a boost and you a more youthful appearance.

It’s suitable for the face, neck and hands and can also improve appearance if you suffer with a skin condition, such as acne, because the acids lift away dead skin in minutes.

By using a chemical reaction, the treatment removes the damaged layer of skin from the area being treated, revealing a newer, healthier layer.

In essence, the solution applied during the procedure causes trauma to the outer layer, or the epidermis, of the skin causing it to peel away. As the skin naturally heals the increased cell growth means new, healthier skin layers.

Cameron Diaz, Rihanna, Friends duo Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow and tennis player Maria Sharapova are all said to have the treatment in the past.

Be sure to have a full consultation with your chosen clinician before any treatment so that you can share your expectation and discuss any issues or concerns.

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Other key facial rejuvenation products on the market include dermal fillers, laser surfacing treatments, and micro abrasion.
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