What does peel mean, does something peel off?
Firstly, no, it doesn’t. When we use the word peel, we mean a chemical peel, which sounds a lot scarier than it is. Sometimes to get really good results we have to kickstart the skin with something a little stronger, and a peel is really just a stronger exfoliation.
The reason to come and have a facial at a skin clinic like us rather than a spa, is we really know about skin, and we don’t only do one facial for everyone. We would prescribe a course of peels, dependant on your skin type, concerns and the products you are on.
We use Elizabeth Arden Pro Peels at Remedies, which is a clinic-only brand (separate from the Elizabeth Arden range you can buy on the high street). You need to be on some of the stronger products before you can then have the strongest peel. Elizabeth Arden Pro products have been winning lots of awards for their excellent results. We are the only skin clinic in Devon that offers this exemplary brand. Personally, the use of the Perfection Facial Serum combined with the EA Pro Multifunctional peels, meant I had the glowing clear skin I dreamed of for my wedding day, back in August. The peels need to be every 4-6 weeks, and as well as the peel itself, the aestheticians here are incredible at extractions. By that, I mean they gently extract every blocked pore, blackheads and whiteheads (they can even remove skin tags and milia which are very common).This approach makes for amazing results, and they would only use the strength of chemicals that your skin needs, we won’t give you anything you don’t need. That’s why we have such a great reputation after over 20 years.
So if you have never had a peel, what’s it like? You will first have your skin looked at by the aesthetician who will discuss the treatment she recommends, and talk about your skin concerns. She will cleanse your skin, then apply a prep solution, put barrier cream around the corner of your mouth, lips, and eyes. Apply a peel solution which is left on for a few minutes, it smells quite strong and has a tingly feeling but it’s not unpleasant. She then wipes off the peel and cleanses the face, finishing with an appropriate moisturiser and SPF. Your skin feels baby soft, super smooth and a little tighter, more youthful. There isn’t any down-time , she they can apply mineral makeup so you don’t need to leave the clinic bare-faced if you don’t want to. Over the next few days you really see your skin glow. Personally I always find my makeup goes on much better, and I have found over time it softens some of my acne scars and evens out my skin tone.
So, are you ready to get your glow on this Christmas?
Call us now on 01392 87721 or book online.