Do you feel like your favorite products have stopped working? Our skin skin can get sluggish in the winter months due to lack of moisture in the air. The colder the air is outside, the drier it is inside. When we have to be inside more our skin gets drier and sometimes flakey ( especially sensitive skin types). Those flakes are an accumulation of dead skin cells which form a thicker layer for your products to penetrate.
If you are over thirty five you will notice your skin is changing more. As we get older our skin’s metabolism slows down. The best time to jump start you skin’s metabolism is during the winter months.
Chemical peels are a great way to exfoliate your skin which increases your skin’s metabolism. What happens during exfoliation? The dead skin cells which make up the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin) are removed which allows your products to work better. Any anti-aging product you use will be more effective after a chemical peel.
This is also a great time to hydrate your skin. Skin Cueticles Hydrating B-5 Gel is an excellent product to use after a chemical peel. After a chemical peel your skin will be more sun-sensitive which means more likely to burn from sun exposure. This makes the winter months ideal for chemical peels.