Tala's Skin Secrets: Light Peels
This is one of my fave ways to get my skin looking the best!
Ever since I found skin aesthetician Rebecca Treston, I haven’t looked anywhere else, and she’s the only person I see for facials. Rebecca is great for people like me who rarely find time in their schedule and are looking for something fast yet effective. I’ve always heard of horrible experiences with peels, so just to clarify, the ones I’ve tried are light chemical peels, which means no downtime. I have combination skin, so even though I feel the tightness, I never really peel. It’s a great refresher if your skin isn’t at its best or if you need a booster for an event, and they only take a couple of minutes. Here are a few of my favourites:
This light peel is great for very fine lines. It’s refreshing, and gives your skin an instant glow. Try it as a one-off treatment before an event for tighter, brighter skin that same day. It’s also great as a treatment with four to eight courses.
Mandelic Acid Peel
If used at a low percentage, there’s no downtime. It’s a great anti-ageing peel that helps with fine lines and also has anti-bacterial properties, so it fights acne at the same time. The peel is derived from almonds so is entirely natural.
Salicylic Acid Peel
Ideal for acne and oily-prone skin when cleansing is not enough, this exfoliates the skin to reveal a healthy new glow. It’s more intensive though, and can show peeling on the skin, so don’t have one done before a night out. It works by removing excess skin and also stops pores from clogging.
Glycolic Acid Peel
Probably the most common of AHA peels, this is derived from sugar cane. It refreshes the skin by exfoliating it and is excellent for superficial wrinkles, pigmentation, encouraging cell turnover and stopping ageing in its tracks.
INFO: From Dhs400, Rebecca Treston, EuroMed Clinic, 04 394 5422, euromedclinicdubai.com