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Why You Should Get A Chemical Peel This Winter


Chemical Peels are an extremely popular form of treatment all year round, however, alongside Microneedling the number of Chemical Peel procedures performed each year is rising. It is no surprise to us that the Peel has started to become favoured by more and more people – not only is it an extremely safe and effective treatment, but it is also accessible to the general public, allowing people of all backgrounds to combat their unique aesthetic concerns.

Although Chemical Peels are relied on throughout the year, as soon as winter starts approaching and the colder, chilly weather kicks in, the demand for peels tends to rise to a higher level than usual. But why do people gravitate towards this treatment at wintertime and are there any benefits to adopting this approach? Read on to find out!

What Is A Chemical Peel?

Before we get into the real question, you might be wondering what a Chemical Peel is, or why you would want to rub something with the word ‘chemical’ in it onto your face. There is no need to worry – Chemical Peels, or the theoretical idea behind them, can be dated back to the Egyptians who used to use sour milk to help treat their skin. This is something which you may have heard about from the famous tale that Cleopatra, the Queen of Ancient Egypt, used to bathe in donkey milk. Now, this may sound undesirable, but sour milk actually contains lactic acid and the approach the Egyptians took is not too dissimilar to how Chemical Peels work today. (Believe it or not, Cleopatra’s method is still used for skin rejuvenation in some parts of the world!)

So, simply put, a Chemical Peel is a Peel that uses acid (the type of acid varies depending on the strength and variation of Peel) to treat the top layer of your skin, removing any dead skin cells and debris, whilst also helping to minimise any visible signs of ageing.

Why Should I Get A Chemical Peel In Winter?

There are multiple reasons why getting a Chemical Peel in winter can be more beneficial for your skin than doing this at any other time of year.

Firstly, and this is especially true for all of us who live in the UK, there is much less risk of sun exposure during these chilly months. This is an important factor to consider, as after you have had a Chemical Peel treatment your skin can become sensitive and vulnerable for a short period of time. If you spend too much time in the sun, especially if this is at the height of summer, then this extra exposure to UV rays could amplify any sensitivity you are feeling and cause your skin to become irritated. As you are probably aware, during the winter there is the very little sun for us to worry about in the UK – this means that there is less risk to you and your skin during your post-treatment recovery time. In some cases, it can even help you to achieve better results.

Although a little bit of sun can be beneficial to your skin, far too many of us are guilty of spending too long sunbathing, especially without sun cream! All this time in the sun can leave you with blocked pores, dehydrated skin and more prominent fine lines and wrinkles. However, a well-timed Chemical Peel can not only help remove any dirt and debris that has built up on your skin over summer, but it can also reveal the youthful, healthy and glowing skin underneath – leaving you with wonderful skin throughout winter!

The Envy Silk Peel by Dr Rasha

The Envy Silk Peel was developed by Dr Rasha to deliver flawless skin to people of all skin types. It is a three-step facial rejuvenation treatment that not only soothes any irritated or inflamed skin but also helps reduce acne outbreaks, pigmentation and scarring, all the while toning the skin for a smoother and firmer finish.

The treatment begins with a vacuum-based cleanse to help flush every pore of any dirt or debris. Then, your bespoke cocktail is created to suit you and your skin. This includes any essential serums or nutrients that you need to rejuvenate the skin and target your unique aesthetic concerns.

The treatment is concluded with Light Therapy to calm and reduce any inflammation your skin is experiencing. Light Therapy also promotes collagen production to ensure that your skin remains healthy long after the treatment is complete.

Dr Rasha

Dr Rasha Rakhshani is one of London’s most experienced and distinguished cosmetic doctors – she has a wealth of experience in medical aesthetics and has a worldwide following of people who choose to use her skincare methods. Whether you are looking for advice, or are wanting to start your own aesthetics journey, Dr Rasha will work with you every step of the way until you have achieved beautiful results that are truly something to be proud of.

Dr Rasha runs her own private aesthetics practice in the heart of Mayfair, London and if you would like to find out more about our chemical peels London based or to book a consultation, then please visit our website or contact us on either 02037 462 211 or info@drrashaclinic.com today.