Can I get chemical peels in the summertime? Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon talks about chemical peels.
Not only are chemical peels safe in the summer, they are recommended as long as you are faithful with sun protection when you are outside. No one expects you to be a hermit this summer, we just expect you to be smart! With summer comes class reunions, family picnics and parties that you want to look your best for and have healthy, tighter, glowing skin. However, with summer also comes increased oil production, sun damage, brown spots and increased environmental pollutants clogging up your skin which makes chemical peels as much of a summer staple as strawberry shortcake!
One benefit of having chemical peels in the summer is that it will help keep your brown spots under control. If you stop having chemical peels during the middle of the summer, your pigment will get a lot worse and there will be more work in the fall to undo the damage. For the summer months, I recommend having a superficial peel instead of a medium-depth peel if you are going to be outside a lot. These peels use alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) such as glycolic, lactic and salicylic. These lighter chemical peels will help improve the texture of your skin, lighten brown spots, help with oil production and remove the dead, dull skin giving you a healthy glow with minimal to no peeling.If you are planning a summer vacation to the beach, you will want to not have a chemical peel two weeks before or after your trip.
Don’t let summer scare you away from chemical peels. As long as you are careful and conscientious about your sun protection, as you should already be, your skin will benefit from chemical peels all summer long. If you have any questions about your summer skin care, be sure to talk with your medical skin care professional.