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Year of sun tanning and outdoors activities without sunscreen can leave you with, sun damaged skin, dark spots, rough and very dry skin. Not fun! And now summer is coming and you want to look good in your bikini!

By removing the old skin cells of your skin, you will reveal healthy, bright skin. The controlled damage of TCA products also stimulates your skin to heal itself by producing new collagen and elastin. Collagen remodeling makes your skin healthier, more elastic, and better able to retain moisture.

Skin Cells

You started life as a single cell that divided into two cells. Those divided into four, and so on, until you grew into an adult. Once we reach adulthood, most of our cells stop growing and dividing. We’re done at that point. There are a few exceptions, however, and one of those is skin cells.

You may have noticed that when your skin is dry, it gets flaky and pieces fall off. Don’t be alarmed and think that you’re eventually going to lose all of your skin. Skin cells die, slough off, and are replaced by new skin cells. The process slows down as you get older, but it never stops.

Skin cells grow and divide in the basement membrane. From here, the new cells get pushed up into the epidermis. Once in the epidermis, the cells no longer receive blood or nutrients. They begin the slow process of dying and sloughing off to be replaced by yet more new cells. Your outermost layer of skin is nothing but dead cells.

Get rid of fine lines

If the skin on your face, neck, decolletage, legs, arms, or hands looks slightly crepey, dry, or is marred by fine lines and wrinkles, we may recommend the I’m Fabulous Trio.

You may feel a slight tingling sensation as the acids gently release your old, dead cells from the surface of your skin (epidermis). Afterward, your skin may be slightly pink or look sunburned for about three to five days. To keep your skin bright and healthy, by adding a regimen you can keep your skin smooth.

Smooth away brown spots and wrinkles

When the sun’s UVA and UVB rays have caused alterations in your skin pigments, such as brown spots and actinic keratoses, we may recommend at home light and safe skin peels.

Remedy tired looking, sagging skin

A skin peel may be your best choice if you have severe sun damage with deep creasing and wrinkling and multiple areas of hyperpigmentation. The effects of a skin body peel are similar to those of laser therapy, as both reach down to the deepest layers of your skin to stimulate collagen remodeling.

Why every anti-aging skin care routine needs acid?

Anti-aging skin care can be found in creams, serums, and boosters and more often than not we overlook the benefits of a simple acid peel that gives us that fresh radiant complexion that we dream on!

There is only one BHA – beta hydroxy acid – more commonly known as salicylic acid. Because it is oil-soluble it can penetrate beneath the skin’s surface, cleaning out excess sebum from the pores and reducing oiliness. Basically, if you have blemish-prone skin and you aren’t already using BHA, you’d better start now.

Throughout the last decade, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) have increasingly appeared as ingredients in cosmetics intended to reduce the signs of aging in the skin. More recently, beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or a combination of AHAs and BHAs, have appeared as ingredients in these skin care products. While both AHAs and BHAs act as exfoliants, it has been claimed that BHAs are effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improving overall skin texture, without the occasional irritation associated with the use of AHAs.

BHA ingredients may be listed as –

  • salicylic acid (or related substances, such as salicylate, sodium salicylate, and willow extract)*
  • beta hydroxybutanoic acid
  • tropic acid
  • trethocanic acid

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) – is a naturally occurring ingredient, that offers many benefits to the skin, from rejuvenating to collagen boosting. Derived from plants such as sugar cane its botanical properties help to treat many skin conditions including acne, melasma and seborrheic keratosis. AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid. BHA stands for beta hydroxy acid. AHAs are water-soluble acids made from sugary fruits. They help peel away the surface of your skin so that new, more evenly pigmented skin cells may generate and take their place.

Different Types Of Acids:

  • Glycolic Acid: The smallest acid that is capable of penetrating the skin and is good for cellular turnover and smoothing the complexion.
  • L + Lactic Acid: Is an excellent antimicrobial that reduces pigmentation, breaks down sebum and debris to clear clogged pores.
  • Beta-hydroxy Acids, or BHAs: Which you probably best know as Salicylic Acid is especially helpful because it breaks down the keratin that blocks pores and causes bumpy skin and acne lesions. Particularly useful in treating all forms of acne.
  • Polyhydroxy Acids, or PHAs:  Found in Gluconolactone are the perfect acid for sensitive skin, PHAs are a more gentle form of AHAs with large molecules they can’t penetrate as deeply into the skin, so exfoliation is more gentle. PHAs are also humectants that can retain moisture.  They also strengthen the skin’s barrier function which is especially helpful for rosacea and eczema.

What causes clogged pores?

Clogged pores are the result of dead skin cells getting trapped in your skin instead of being shed into the environment.

Pores are tiny openings in the skin that release oil and sweat. When pores are clogged, it can result in blackheadswhiteheads, and acne.

You can tell if your pores are clogged if you notice whiteheads, blackheads, or an overall dullness to your skin’s complexion.

Environmental factors also contribute to clogged pores. These factors include:

  • toxins in the air
  • noncomedogenic makeup
  • oil from your hands transferred when you’re touching your face
  • sweat

FOR THE ULTIMATE MULTI-TASKING EXFOLIANTS YOU MAY LIKE:

The Bio Gorgeous Peel

TCA Cleanser

TCA Toner

After a long summer, in the sun, getting a tan, you need to exfoliate your skin gently to remove all dead skin and all the sunscreen buildups in your pores.

Start the fall with a brand new skin that will glow like crazy!

Best way to do it is to do a gentle face peel at home or at a spa.

We love the Bio Gorgeous peel and the Gorgeous peel or a combo of both.

The Bio Gorgeous peel is an all natural skin peel.

What does it do?
Exfoliating, boosting collagen production and enhancing clarity. Clogged pores, toxic buildup, blemishes, and inflammation.

Super powerful anti-oxidants, natural botanicals and unique seaweed plants, natural acid, work to give skin a glowing, radiant complexion. Uncover a luminosity you thought gone forever. Based on a multidimensional approach to skin brightening and even toning.

The powerful papain enzyme dissolves dead and damaged skin cells. Papaya is great for blemishes, mature skin, dandruff, large pores, and sunspots.
Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain and alpha hydroxy acids (malic acid & citric acid & tartaric acid & glycolic acid).
The Gorgeous Peel is a deeper peel.
What does it do?
I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Gorgeous Peel have been proven to:
  • Improve the texture and appearance of skin
  • Reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes and mouth area
  • Pose as anti-aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
  • Treat acne scars
  • Proven acne treatment
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and dark spots from pregnancy also known as a condition called melasma.

There are many skin peels out there. Jessner, Lactic, Glycolic, Phenol, TCA, etc.

The TCA peel is a peel that penetrates deeper into the skin without irritation. Doing a perfect TCA PEEL requires that you use the LEAST STRENGTH needed to abrade the stratum corneum layer. This is a percentage over 10% and under 20. TCA over this strength will cause the skin to frost or turn white (similar to a light broiler burn).

The Gorgeous Peel from I’m Fabulous ® has a proven theory of abrading just enough of the stratum corneum to cause the skin to send valuable protein to the surface. When you frost the skin too deeply, your body goes into wound repair mode where it creates antibodies, scar tissue, melanin and other secretions, which may easily cause the skin to age faster!

Melanin is produced when you tan, and when you are wounded and when you have surges of progesterone (hormonal hyperpigmentation). When you go too deep into the epidermis or subcutis layers by using high doses of a caustic chemical, your skin produces healing protein to bandage the chemical peel. This is not the correct way to do a peel.

For more information and where to buy those at home skin peels click here

I’m obsessed because after having used various body peels, I’ve found that my skin is softer and has an evener tone and a healthy glow about it.

Body peels come in different guises. There are the leave-on lotions, oversize wipes or pads you use to slough your body with and then the liquids that you apply, wait and rinse. The lotions are the easiest to buy into, especially if you already use a body cream daily. But the best one is the TCA in liquid form. I use the I’m fabulous Cosmetics Body Peel which is super easy to use and no mixing necessary.

An excellent choice for treating problem areas on the arms, legs, back, chest, hands, and feet.

  • Improve the texture and appearance of skin
  • Pose as anti-aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
  • Improve acne scars, sun damage, and brown spot
  • Proven acne treatment
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and melasma

POWERFUL ACTIVES

  • MALIC ACID: An exfoliating acid that hydrates and brightens and tightens pores
  • TCA (TRICHLOROACETIC ACID): A powerful acid that resurfaces and promotes skin radiance
  • SALICYLIC ACID: A beta hydroxy acid that battles acne-causing bacteria
  • GLYCOLIC ACID: Brighten, exfoliate, refresh, and great for wrinkles

tca body peel
At home TCA body peel $89

Fabulous blends of acids—glycolic, lactic, trichloroacetic and salicylic acids—combine to target the acne bacteria, dissolve the sebum and tackle uneven skin tone. It even works to improve eczema flare-ups. A self-neutralizing peel, you simply brush this on and go, no need to rinse it off. Effective and easy to use.