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Winter Park, FL 32789

Tricks and Treats

The Skinny

Tricks and Treats

Forget the ghosts and goblins. You know what is truly scary? Thanksgiving is 24 days away.

But, before you let out a blood-curdling cry,  look at the bright side. November is the perfect time to address dull, dry, sun-damaged skin. Chemical or mechanical exfoliation are great ways to improve your skin’s texture before the holiday season is here. 

Five Key Benefits to Exfoliation

  • Fades age spots
  • Unclogs pores
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves absorption of moisturizers, antioxidants, and collagen-boosting serums 

Chemical exfoliation uses acids or enzymes to remove dead skin cells. These corrective peels contain one or more of the following chemical agents: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA),  and lactic acid. Chemical exfoliation speeds up skin cell turnover. Even though shedding dead skin cells naturally occurs, the process slows as skin ages. Chemical peels not only speed up the process, but they also help create new cells that function better. The result is supple skin and a natural glow.

For the best results, schedule a chemical peel once a month. A monthly regimen mimics the 28-day cell turnover cycle that is highly efficient in young skin, but less so in older, sun-damaged skin. 

The second method of exfoliation is mechanical. Mechanical exfoliation uses beads, brushes, or razors (dermaplaning) to manually remove the dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion is another example of physical exfoliation. Microdermabrasion treatments buff and polish the skin using a stream of microcrystals or a diamond tip with suction, gently sanding your skin and removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. At-home products made with fruit pits, nut shells, or crystals are also useful if used with caution. 

Whether you choose chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, or a micro-mineral at-home scrub, Orlando Beauty has you covered. The experts at Orlando Aesthetic Institute can improve your skin’s texture and natural radiance in less time than it takes to prep and roast a turkey. 

Happy Haunting,