If you are a skincare and beauty lover or even if you aren’t and you are aware of the value of a good skincare and beauty regimen, then you’re probably aware that it’s peel season. If you are on Instagram you see most of us skin care professionals continue to shout out about getting your facial peels post-summer. Pumpkin masks and peels for everybody!!
Well, pumpkin masks aren’t necessarily peels, they are a great option for resurfacing, they deeply exfoliate dead layers of skin away. It’s a perfect weekly prep to a chemical peel planning a few weeks out and as a 1st mask for a chemical peel facial once your skin has been properly conditioned and prepped. Ethnic skin especially. Although many wouldn’t think it the skin of black women and woman of color need adequate prepping of our skin prior to slapping on a chemical peel. More melanin doesn’t make out skin indestructible. In fact, it’s the opposite.
Why? Because of our darker tones and increased melanin production we are prone to hyperpigmentation and scarring following a peel when our skin has not been cared for, conditioned and prepared to handle the effect of what a chemical peel can do. Which is provide beautiful, lighter (literally and figuratively), brighter, smoother and more toned skin. You think black don’t crack, wait until you prep that brown skin and see results of your skin after about three chemical peels. Like Beyoncé says, #flawless!
Peels can improve:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Acneic (minor not inflamed)
Dry and Rough texture
So what can you do to prepare for a peel?
See me or an Esthetician you trust to get an in-depth consultation with a facial and further guidance on at-home preparation to get that post Summer blanched skin healthy, more youthful and bright again.