Winter is the best time of year to get a chemical peel. Not only do you get all of the benefits of having your skin exfoliated, but it also allows your skin to recover from the treatment without being exposed to damaging UV rays.
Here are some more reasons why February is a great month to book an appointment for your chemical peel treatment:
Less sun exposure
Chemical peels involve the use of a chemical solution that is applied to your skin to remove dead skin cells. This allows for new, healthy skin to grow in their place. Because this procedure requires you to be exposed to chemicals, it's definitely not something you want to do during the hot summer months when UV rays are at their peak. But in winter, we experience less UV radiation, and our skin is not as susceptible to sun damage.
However, it's still possible for UV rays to cause damage even if they are not as intense during these months. UV rays can still lead to premature aging and hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on your face and body. So you still need to exercise caution after the treatment.
Skin tends to become flaky but ready for a peel
Chemical peels are designed to remove dry, damaged skin to reveal smoother, more hydrated skin underneath. And when temperatures drop and there’s less moisture in the air, that’s exactly what you need!
A chemical peel is an easy way to reveal healthier-looking and plumper skin—especially when the weather starts getting colder. It can make your complexion look fresh and youthful, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and sun damage. It also help improve uneven pigmentation such as melasma or dark spots left behind by acne.
Better healing process
The cooler months are a good time for getting a chemical peel, because your skin is better protected during the recovery stages. The cold weather is great for your skin because it keeps your pores closed up tight so they don't get clogged up with dirt and oil especially while healing.
Moreover, the cold weather also helps reduce swelling and puffiness after the procedure. This allows you to look better than you did before your peel.
In contrast, during the summer months, your skin is more likely to burn or peel after a chemical peel.
Better results for hyperpigmentation
Because it is less sunny in the winter, people with hyperpigmentation issues tend to see better results from chemical peels at this time of year.
Why? Chemical peels are often used in dermatology as a way of improving discoloration and uneven skin tone. Many people who have hyperpigmentation issues tend to see better results from chemical peels because our bodies produce less melanin during colder months.
Prepares skin for the next season
Having a peel in the winter will help smooth and beautify your skin, making you look great for outdoor activities come springtime or summer!
Chemical peels are an excellent way to rejuvenate your skin and enhance its texture, tone and firmness. When you have a chemical peel, the outer layer of dead skin cells is removed by applying a solution that causes them to slough off — revealing new layers of your natural, healthy skin underneath. This process allows for all sorts of good things:
Your complexion will look brighter and more radiant
- Your fine lines will be less noticeable
- You’ll have smoother-feeling skin with fewer imperfections
Post Chemical Peel Tip
After your chemical peel, it’s important to continue with a gentle cleanser. Choosing the right cleanser is critical as you need one that won’t irritate your skin or strip away its natural oils.
CLN Facial Cleanser is designed specifically for dry and delicate skin and contains soothing ingredients to hydrate the skin after treatment. Its unique, delicate formula is free of steroids, antibiotics, parabens and fragrances.
This hypoallergenic formula does not dry out or irritate skin, and it is safe for use by people with sensitive skin. It cleanses without leaving any oily residue behind and promotes softness in addition to healthy-looking complexion.
For best results, use CLn Facial Moisturizer after cleansing. Its lightweight formula is fast-absorbing, non-greasy, and recommended by dermatologists to lock in moisture without clogging pores.
The best thing about getting a chemical peel in February is that it's not going to make you look like a burn victim. In fact, it's going to make you look more radiant than ever!
But here's the thing: your skin needs some TLC after the treatment. So go for a gentle mild cleanser that will cleanse away skin impurities while still being kind to your skin.