Body Peeling: everything you need to know

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Let’s face it, everyone wants soft, smooth, and glowing skin. One of the best ways to achieve this is through body peeling. Have you ever heard of it? Well, this technique is the process of removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells to reveal the healthy and radiant skin underneath. But before you go ahead and try it out, it’s essential to know what it is, how it works, and the best types of body peeling methods available. In this blog post, we will be taking a closer look at everything you need to know about body peeling.

What is Body Peeling?

Body peeling is an exfoliating skin treatment that removes dead skin cells from the outermost layer of your skin. The process helps to stimulate the skin to produce new cells, boost collagen production, and improve its overall appearance. It also helps to unclog pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the skin’s texture and tone. There are two types of body peeling: physical and chemical.

Physical Body Peeling involves the use of an abrasive material, such as a loofah, brush, or sponge, to scrub away dead skin cells. This method is ideal for people with oily and acne-prone skin or those who prefer a more natural approach to skincare. However, it’s important to be gentle when using abrasive materials to avoid damaging your skin.

Chemical Body Peeling involves the use of acids or enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells. This method is ideal for people with sensitive skin or those who prefer a ready-made solution. The most commonly used chemicals include alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), it’s important to follow the instructions carefully when using these type of peels and always do a patch test before using any peeling solution on your skin.

What are the Benefits of Body Peeling

The benefits of body peeling are numerous and include improved skin texture, tone, and radiance. It can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, unclog pores, and prevent acne breakouts. Body peeling is also an excellent way to prepare your skin for other treatments such as self-tanners or spray tans as it helps to ensure an even and flawless application.

Crystal Clear Paint & Peel Body Peeling Kit

Body peels might not be the first thing on your mind when looking to firm and even your skin tone, but they are touted as being a total-body do-it-all. Carefully designed to help you glow from head to toe, Paint & Peel is a proven solution to:

  • Instantly smooth out rough, bumpy skin (known as keratosis pilaris)
  • Smooth and hydrate dry and dull skin
  • Reduce pigmentation on elbow, knees and those hard to treat places
  • Alleviate back acne
  • Stimulate collagen production which leads to tighter and firmer skin

This solution is also an ideal choice to remove the remnants of fake tan, making it the perfect prep prior to tanning applications.

Suitable for all skin colours – and better still – skin is left baby soft and super hydrated even after the very first application.

The Science Behind the Solution

The Crystal Clear Paint & Peel solution contains five plant extracts:

  • Bilberry
  • Sugar cane
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Sugar maple

These extracts deliver five potent alpha hydroxy acids AHAs to the skin (within maximum European permitted levels for salon grade results):

Lactic Acid

An excellent moisturising ingredient. It works well with glycolic acid and helps to thicken the skin to create a more youthful skin. Research has shown that lactic acid can reverse cutaneous atrophy (thinning of the skin).

Glycolic Acid

With the smallest AHA molecular structure, this penetrates to reach the deeper layers of the skin. It loosens corneocyte attachments and reduces cell cohesion at the lower levels of the stratum corneum to promote cellular renewal. Glycolic acid allows capillaries to dilate and deliver more oxygen, and energy to the cells for increased intercellular efficiency.

Citric Acid

Helps promote healthy skin by stimulating the formation of fibrous protein. It is an intermediate in the Krebs cycle, which occurs in the mitochondria of our cells and is responsible for cellular energy. Citric acid provides cells with a source of energy, which contributes to factors that chemically exfoliate the outer layers of the epidermis.

Malic Acid and Tartaric Acids

These influence skin tone and increase elasticity, enhancing skin strength and clarifying the complexion. The acids work together to complement each action and provide optimum results.

Things to Consider Before Trying Body Peeling

Before trying body peeling, it’s important to consider your skin type and any existing skin conditions you may have. For example, if you have sensitive skin, you may want to avoid harsh physical scrubbing materials and opt for a gentler chemical method. It’s also important to check the ingredients of the products you will be using to ensure they are suitable for your skin type. Lastly, make sure to follow the instructions carefully and only use body peeling once or twice a week as over-exfoliating can damage your skin.

Body peeling is an excellent way to improve your skin’s texture, tone, and radiance. There are several methods available, including physical and chemical peeling. Crystal Clear have just launched their very own body peeling kit Paint & Peel which is an innovative roller system for quickly applying the gentle peel solution all over the body, even the hard to reach areas such as the back. The kit comes with a luxurious dry oil spritz to ensure moisture is locked in at every level, leaving skin glowing. Paint & Peel body peeling kit can help you achieve the soft, smooth, and glowing skin you’ve always dreamed of. Perfect for the fast approaching party season.

Remember body peeling is a form of exfoliation, so it’s crucial not to overdo it as this can damage your skin.

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