WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW BE­FORE HAV­ING A PEEL?

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - FILTER -

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Ex­pert Dr Danné Mon­tague-King, founder of DMK Skin­care hat most peo­ple don’t re­alise is that when the skin is un­der at­tack from any type of deep trauma, it tries to de­fend it­self, de­pend­ing on how deep the at­tack is,’ says Danné. To main­tain the skin’s strength dur­ing and af­ter treat­ment, it is cru­cial to pre­pare it by bal­anc­ing its pH level be­fore ap­ply­ing the acid so­lu­tion. Lighter skins can safely un­dergo a chem­i­cal peel but if you have a dark skin tone, Tanya says you should be very se­lec­tive about the treat­ment you un­dergo. ‘For darker skin types, most treat­ments carry a higher risk due to the sen­si­tiv­ity and the high risk of post-in am­ma­tory hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion.’ Choos­ing peels that use more than one acid can be more bene cial as they tar­get dif­fer­ent skin con­cerns, for ex­am­ple, lac­tic acid for hy­dra­tion or sal­i­cylic acid for acne. Dark skins should avoid trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels, which are too strong and are mostly used to im­prove more se­vere con­di­tions, such as deep wrin­kles and sunspots.

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