Autumn is just around the corner, and therefore it's time to find out more about peeling and one of the popular cosmetology services is salicylic peeling. Having resorted to it, you can noticeably improve the condition of the skin of your face, get rid of black dots and post acne, even out color and relief. Let's learn in detail about this procedure and how to carry out salicylic peeling at home.
What is salicylic peeling?
Salicylic face peeling refers to chemical types of exfoliation (peeling). The procedure is performed using the same acid, which is considered the most effective remedy against comedones. This acid is a powerful aniseptic and reduces the activity of the sebaceous glands. Depending on its concentration, exfoliation can be superficial and mid-surface. After the procedure, the cornified skin cells peel off and the collagen and elastin synthesis is activated. As a result of the growth of new cells, you get smooth, fresh and healthy skin.
Types of salicylic peeling
Focusing on the individual characteristics of your skin, a competent cosmetologist can offer you one of 2 types of exfoliation with this acid:
- Surface. For its use is used acid concentration of 15-20%. It is able to solve the problem of oily skin, enlarged pores, inflammation and relieve acne.
- Mid-superficial. It uses a higher concentration of 25-30%. It is used if necessary to smooth the skin relief and eliminate scars and red spots that remain after acne. As a result of the procedure, the process of epidermis renewal is normalized.
Who shows salicylic peeling?
Due to the fact that salicylic face peeling is effective in the fight against acne and post acne, it is often recommended for young skin. But for women after 30, this service can be a pledge of a beautiful and young person, since salicylic acid peeling is an effective method of combating wrinkles and other signs of aging. This type of exfoliation copes well with pigment spots, and therefore it is used by girls to remove freckles, and for mature skin the method will help to cope with age pigmentation.
Acid applied to the face during exfoliation has a superficial effect, in other words, it does not penetrate into the deep layers of the dermis. And because the procedure has no side effects and in compliance with all recommendations, the risk of injuring the skin is minimized.
Peeling salicylic acid can not only on the face. It effectively deals with rough skin on such parts of the body as elbows and knees, and can also be used in the treatment of seborrhea.
Contraindications to salicylic peeling
The use of the service is prohibited in the presence of one of the following contraindications:
- Pregnancy, lactation period.
- Availability "fresh" tanning
- Individual intolerance to the components of the peeling composition.
- Inflammation or injury of the skin.
In addition, like any other type of chemical exfoliation, it is recommended to conduct salicylic peeling during a period of low solar activity, that is, in the fall or winter.
How is salicylic peeling carried out in the salon
To achieve the desired effect, it is necessary to carry out from 5 to 7 procedures, between which a break from 1 to 2 weeks should be taken. For 2 weeks prior to exfoliation, it is impossible to use scrubs even with the smallest scrubbing particles, otherwise the peeling composition may be too aggressive and provoke a burn.
The step-by-step scheme for exfoliation looks like this:
- First of all, the beautician will remove the remnants of cosmetics from your face.
- Then, using a special tool, the skin is defatted and decontaminated.
- The next step is applying directly the peeling composition. At this stage, possible discomfort, such as burning and tingling. Some testimonials say that the sensations with this type of exfoliation are not as painful as with retinoic peeling. Particularly intense burning can occur on sensitive areas of the face around the eyebrows and nose. The composition is aged on the skin for about 5 minutes.
- After that the neutralizer is applied. This is done so that when washing off the peeling composition was not unpleasant sensations.
- The face is washed, and then cream is applied to rehabilitate the skin.
At the end of the procedure you will be given recommendations and sent home. "peel off".
What awaits you after salicylic peeling
Immediately after the manipulation, a strong reddening may be observed, since in fact your face gets a chemical burn. As a rule, the redness disappears within an hour, but there are individual cases when the face remains red for 2-3 hours or does not redden at all. 2-3 day begins peeling. A cosmetologist will warn you that it is strictly forbidden to peel off the crusts and help the skin to peel off. Everything must occur naturally, otherwise you can provoke unwanted pigmentation and increase the healing period.
The entire recovery period lasts about a week. At this time, you need to protect your face from exposure to sunlight and if possible not to leave the house, and if such a need arose, use a sunscreen. Regular hydration with a cream, for example, Bepantin, will speed up the healing process. It is also not recommended to use decorative cosmetics, and the make-up is unlikely to please you, since applying it will be beautifully problematic. Therefore, it is better to schedule the procedure before the weekend.
Salicylic Peeling at Home
Salicylic enzyme peeling can be done independently, for this you need to buy special tools. There are many products that are suitable for home use, one of them is the Stopproblem salicylic peeling. In contrast to the salon procedure, salicylic peeling at home with this tool does not promote peeling of the skin, but effectively cleans the pores, removes redness, dries pimples, makes the skin smooth and soft. Salicylic Peeling Stopproblem is suitable for all skin types, including dry.
It is recommended to use salicylic peeling Stopproblem no more than 2 times a week. It is very simple to apply: it is applied in a thin layer and left on the face for 8-10 minutes. After that, the tool is washed off, and you enjoy a smooth and fresh face. The cost of the tool is very affordable, the price of salicylic peeling Stopproblem varies from 100-150 rubles. Of course, the result will not be as amazing as from the salon service, but the cost of the latter is from 2 to 5 thousand rubles. In addition, the tool for home use will not close you for a week at home, but will give a visible positive effect.
Did you use this salon service or, perhaps, performed exfoliation at home? Leave your feedback on the tools and recommendations in the comments below the article.