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You Should Consider These Natural Alternatives To Chemical Facial Peels

By Chidirim Ndeche 27 January 2018   |   6:00 pm

Women around the world spend millions on expensive salon treatments from Botox to fillers, peels to eyelash growing treatments and the demand for products that can tighten skin and restore youthful beauty will never fade. However, many anti-ageing salon treatments are costly and uncomfortable or even painful procedures, causing some individuals to experience unpleasant side effects. Because of this, we’ve come up with some natural alternatives.

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As with all cosmetic procedures, the best results are achieved with a consistent regimen, so make sure you undertake whatever routine you choose regularly to really see a difference.

A chemical peel is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world. This treatment, which was performed in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome for smoother, more beautiful skin, uses an acid solution is used to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin.

The procedure can provide several benefits to the skin; it can restore a more youthful appearance to the skin and reduce wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation, sun-damage, and blotchy patches and is an effective way to treat facial blemishes. It does this by exfoliating the outer layers of dead skin to reveal a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and colour. It can also be used for spot treatments and as a way to remove stretch marks.

Chemical peels are usually safe and rarely result in serious complications whenperformed by an experienced cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon, but certain risks do exist. These risks include scarring, infection, swelling, changes in skin tone, and cold sore outbreaks. Although some Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) peeling products are all natural, the procedure stings and can cause redness, potential scarring and discolouration.

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If doing a chemical peel is something you’re wary of, you can use natural alternatives like pineapple juice or lemon juice for smoother skin. Pineapple contains skin-nourishing enzymes, and lemon contains natural citric acid.

To use, wet a cotton round with freshly squeezed juice and apply to the entire face. Leave on the skin for five to ten minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Repeat daily for a week, then once a week for best results.

You’d notice that your skin looks hydrated and is glowing in no time.


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