Science of Peeling
July 05, 2021
Our skin has three layers: epidermis on top, dermis, and beneath these two, the hypodermis or subcutis. The epidermal outer layer varies in thickness from 0.04 mm in the eyelids to 1 .4 mm on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Healthy skin contributes towards your confident expression.
The skin plays a vital role in the perception of facial beauty and skin texture signifies youth and radiance. The skin tends to appear dull and dry mainly due to accumulation of dead skin cells on its surface.
Lifestyle habits, photo ageing, pollution are most common factors that further damage your skin and take away its natural sheen. Chemical peeling is the most frequent and popular derma-aesthetic procedure in the world. Peeling stimulate a rapid regeneration of epidermis, eliminate the spots, fine lines and improves wrinkles mainly due to promotions of Fibroblasts and regeneration of fibres of elastin and collagen.
While the name “chemical peeling” or “acids” might make you a bit hesitant but it doesn’t actually make use of any harsh or strong ingredients however it uses glycolic acid in right strength of 10% with optimum pH which is suited for even the most of the sensitive skin types.
We all know that Cleopatra, the queen of ancient Egypt took baths in milk to preserve vitality and youthfulness of her skin, the same science is applied here wherein we use glycolic acid for skin rejuvenation. Glycolic acid is the most popular ingredient for skin treatments.
Its what you call – the “superstar” ingredient when it comes to skincare. It helps in loosening the bonds that hold the dead skin cells together. It shrinks your visible pore size, lightens your hyperpigmented areas, and gives your skin an instant brightness.
Recent advancement in studies shows that multiple peeling applications of the lower strength of AHA like glycolic acid with a pH of 3.5-4 are more effective than a session of stronger peels. Also, it has anti-aging properties that lessen the appearance of fine lines on your skin.
These properties of glycolic acid make it a win-win situation when it comes to the facial skin as it brightens the skin while clearing out pigmentation and also impart glow and youthful texture.