Chemically appealing?

chemicalsHave you come across the fascinating beauty idea of ‘chemical peels’?

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty surprised they didn’t come up with a more appealing name for it. Because the very idea of peeling my facial skin just makes my skin crawl…

It all just seems so brutal. Using chemicals to make deep layers of skin peel away to reveal ‘fresh new skin beneath’. Fresh skin? Or just red raw skin because it’s not ready to be surface skin yet..?

Surely exfoliation is all that’s needed here. And I mean gentle exfoliation too, not scrubbing your skin away with sandpaper.

Exfoliation is about gently removing the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin to brighten your complexion AND to allow those pricey moisturizing products to better absorb into the actual skin that can use them (dead skin cells can’t rejuvenate).

So before booking your next appointment to have your facial skin chemically flayed off, try out something like the Dermasuri deep exfoliating mitt first. Not only does it cost an awful lot less than even a single ‘peel’ treatment (we’re talking about $20 for a mitten that lasts for 6 months use vs. $1,000 a go!).

Now I don’t know about you, but that sounds a lot more appealing.

I’m not sure if people use peels on other areas of the body as well as the face, but simple exfoliation can help here too. If you want something for the whole body, then have a look at the reviews of the Baiden mitten. This is a more expensive mitt, but it’s still only about $50, and designed to be used for the whole body. And if you watch the videos of how to use it properly you’ll see that dead skin rolls away very effectively without any harsh sandpapering or use of chemicals.

So in conclusion, say goodbye to those scary looking chemical processes, and try going back to good old fashioned exfoliation. Just make sure you try it with a modern exfoliating mitt. Those old fashioned loofahs can be pretty brutal.

Now go check out this for more simple skin care tips.