If the thought of a resurfacing peel slightly scares you, you’re not alone. Facial treatments can be a bit daunting, especially when there’s acid involved. Well, it turns out that resurfacing peels are actually the secret to the youthful, dewy complexion of your dreams. Despite being around for centuries, peels gained serious momentum in the ’90s and have recently had another surge as a popular facial treatment. So how do resurfacing peels work and what’s so beneficial about them?

Resurfacing Peels - Kinks Fremantle
Image courtesy of Byrdie

How do facial resurfacing peels work?

Resurfacing peels are essentially extreme exfoliation. They remove the top layer of your skin, sloughing away dead skin cells and improving fine lines, acne, and discolouration in the process. The best part is that unlike the chemical peels of the ’90s, you won’t need any ‘down time’ after a resurfacing peel. At most, you may experience minimal peeling, but you definitely won’t have to worry about seeking refuge in your home for days.

Who do they suit?

The beauty of resurfacing peels is they’re suitable for all skin complexions. Over the years, dermatologists have discovered that using a blend of multiple acids yields better results than using just one acid at a high concentration. This means resurfacing peels can target specific skin issues, such as redness, clogged pores and acne scarring, with particular acids. For example, lactic acid peels are ideal for sensitive skin and those prone to redness, while salicylic acid peels unclog your pores and diminish acne scarring.

Today’s peels have been refined to be compatible with all skin types, leaving no risk of hyperpigmentation. Simply talk to your beauty therapist to decide on the best resurfacing peel for your skin type.

What are their benefits?

Resurfacing peels have a myriad of long-term benefits. They increase the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, the not-so-secret ingredients for reducing the appearance of pigmentation, large pores and fine line. This means plump, dewy skin will be yours before you can say ‘fountain of youth’.

Resurfacing peels also allow your skincare products to work better as after the topmost layer of skin is removed, there are no dead skin cells to impede your skin from absorbing your skincare products.

Book an appointment with our skin specialists at Kinks

At Kinks Fremantle, we offer a range of skin care and facial treatments whether you have a special event coming up or simply need some TLC. Our DermaQuest resurfacing peels will leave your skin feeling radiant and rejuvenated, while our energetic new beauty and skin specialist Lori is passionate about all things skincare. Contact us to book an appointment at our South Fremantle salon.