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A skin peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Doing a skin peel treatment will help speed up your cell turnover, even out your skin texture and tone, plus reduce over-productive sebum glands clogging up your pores.

What does my skin get dry?

A lot of times dryness comes from lack of exfoliation. With dead skin build-up, products can’t penetrate, leaving your skin dry, dull and the appearance of fine lines. You can use a DERMAPLANING TOOL to quickly slough off this dead skin as well as our LIGHT SKIN PEEL for a deep gentle exfoliation. To compensate for post-peeling dryness, don’t over-moisturize. When the skin is peeling and flaky, it’s normal to want to continually apply a skin oil or heavy moisturizer to comfort and alleviate dryness.

Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and can last 2-5 days. It is very important not to pick off peeling skinpeeling is minimal and easily controlled with moisturizer. Premature peeling of the skin will result in dry, cracked, raw skin that may develop into hyperpigmentation. But this varies with each different skin peel brand out there and strength.

How do you hydrate your skin after a chemical peel?

Whether you’re using an at-home peel or getting a professional peel, you can minimize your skin’s downtime afterward by practicing these expert tips:

  1. Wash your face with cool water. …
  2. Moisturize and hydrate. …
  3. Apply sunscreen with SPF30 or more. …
  4. Avoid strenuous workouts, dry saunas and steam rooms. …
  5. Don’t over-exfoliate.

There are two great products you’ll want to use on your skin during the peeling process are sunscreen and moisturizer. Use a neutral moisturizer such as Aquaphor for the first couple days after treatment and then switch to a moisturizer like I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Peptide collagen repair cream for the rest of the peeling process. I’m Fabulous® peptides collagen repair cream supports the healing and repair response in the skin, increases skin thickness, refines the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and skin texture, and restores the elasticity and firmness to the skin.

The benefits of peptides in this fabulous matte formulation cream are the stimulation of collagen 1, collagen 111, and elastin fibroblasts.

  • Type I collagen forms striated fibers between 80 and 160 nm in diameter in blood vessel walls, tendon, bone, skin and meat. It may be synthesized by fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells.
  • Type III collagen forms reticular fibers in tissues with some degree of elasticity, such as spleen, aorta and muscle. It is synthesized by fibroblasts and smooth muscle cells, contributes substantially to the endomysial connective tissues around individual muscle fibers, provides a small fraction of the collagen found in skin and occurs in the large collagen fibers dominated by Type I collagen. It may have some function in regulating collagen fiber growth.

Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that occurs when there’s a lack of water in the skin. This can happen to anyone, regardless of skin type — people with oily or combination skin can still experience dehydration. Dehydrated skin typically looks dull and can show premature signs of aging, like surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity.

To tell if your skin is dehydrated is the pinch test. While this test isn’t definitive, it’s a good way to start thinking about your skin from the inside out. With dehydrated skin, you might also notice:

  • darker under-eye circles, or tired eye appearance
  • itchiness
  • skin dullness
  • more sensitive fine lines and wrinkles

WHAT DON’T YOU TEST YOUR SKIN?

  1. Pinch a small amount of skin on your cheek, abdomen, chest, or the back of your hand and hold for a few seconds.
  2. If your skin snaps back, you’re likely not dehydrated.
  3. If it takes a few moments to bounce back, you’re likely dehydrated.
  4. Repeat in other areas if you’d like.

As your skin is mostly made up of water, it is important to maintain your hydration levels to prevent your skin’s natural barrier from being compromised. Yes, drinking plenty of water is key to hydration but other everything from the weather to your diet and lifestyle can affect the condition of your skin. To help keep your skin at its best we have listed the do’s and don’ts of avoiding dehydration

Avoiding Dehydrated Skin

✓ Include an oil, such as our Luxurious Organic Serum, within your skincare routine, either as a new stage or add a few drops to your moisturizer

✓ Ensure your routine includes a miracle hydrator hyaluronic acid

✓ Avoid harsh cleansers that strip the skin, opt for nourishing formulas like I’m Fbaulous Cosmetics gentle Luxe Cleanser Organic

✓ Keep your hydration levels up by drinking plenty of water

✓ Get your sleep, because no beauty sleep isn’t a myth

Dry skin, on the other hand, water isn’t the problem. Dry skin is a skin type, like oily or combination skin, where the complexion lacks oils or lipids, so it takes on a more flaky, dry appearance.

You may also see:

  • scaly appearance
  • white flakes
  • redness or irritation
  • increased incidence of psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis

Strengthen the skin barrier

Look for cleansers that dissolve skin impurities using the like-dissolves-like theory versus cleaning your face with amped-up surfactants (fine for most, but for those dealing with moisture issues, you don’t want to strip anything away). That means that opting for an oil-based, balm, or creamy cleanser could help you to degunk your face without further drying it out.

Apply moisturizer when skin is wet

When you apply your holy grail facial oil or balm, make sure your skin is very damp—either freshly cleansed without patting dry or freshly sprayed with a mist. That’ll prevent dehydrated skin and also help dry skin not get dehydrated.

Dry and dehydrated skins have similar characteristics, but different underlying reasons. Dry skin will make you look older and make wrinkles and fine lines appear more.

Dry Skin – normally a skin type but can be a temporary skin condition

  • caused by lack of oil in the skin
  • small pores
  • tight feeling
  • flaky
  • milia, blackheads and sp, ts may still be present
  • skin looks dull
  • skin is not plump
  • doesn’t absorb products easily
  • easily irritated – more likely to suffer reactions to products
  • aggravated by poor skincare

Dehydrated Skin – is a skin condition affecting any skin type – including DRY

  • caused by lack of water in the skin
  • pores can be large or small
  • skin feels tight and dry although it can confusingly sometimes look oily and have breakouts
  • absorbs moisturisers really quickly
  • blackheads and spots are still visible
  • makeup disappears

Did you know that the skin is made up of 70% water – around  20-30% of that is in the epidermis (top layer of the skin). In normal circumstances, your hydrolipidic film acts as a regulator and barrier which retaining moisture and protecting against germs.

For whatever reason that is compromised, the moisture in the epidermis evaporates too quickly and the normal, healthy state of the skin is compromised.

Any and all of the following can cause dehydration – standby!:

  1. Environment – wind, cold air, dry air, too much sun, air conditioning, central heating
  2. Diet – the wrong foods, alcoholcaffeine, not eating enough water-heavy foods, not drinking enough
  3. Lifestyle – stress, poor skincare routine, using the wrong products, medication – including birth control, smoking
  4. Genetics – monthly cycle, pregnancy

It is quite common to be both dry and dehydrated but if by looking at the above you have ascertained that you are one or the other – these do’s and don’t might help.

 

DO

  • Moisturize morning and night
  • Add hyaluronic acid to your routine
  • Use balms, oils and serums for dry skin.
  • Use oils and treatments for dehydrated.
  • We love the Hydrating Rose Water Organic (This amazing rosewater is loaded with raw ingredients. Has no water or alcohol. _Only hydrating pure raw ingredients!)
  • Eat food with omega like salmon, olive oil and avocados
  • Buy a humidifier

 

DO NOT

Stay away from mineral oils, silicones (in skincare – not makeup), lanolins and synthetic fragrance which will make a dehydrated skin worse and make a dry skin even drier.

Do not use soap but instead cleanser oils or hydrating cleansers

Flax or fish oil supplements will help both dry and dehydrated skins. It takes about 3 to 4 months to see the benefits on your skin.

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