A balanced combination of diet, lifestyle and skin care is the obvious solution, but skin peels can be the answer to certain skin concerns or to improve the overall condition of the skin.
Skin Peels have been used since the time of the ancients to rejuvenate skin on the face and body, and use a range of natural or chemical ingredients and techniques to achieve the desired result. Here is You By Sia’s guide to skin peels – from the inside out:
What types of skin peels are available?
- Light: Light, superficial peels work on the top layer of the skin, clearing and exfoliating, and are typically made using naturally occuring fruit acids (AHAs). There is no downtime and are they very quick to perform, which is why these types of peels are sometimes referred to as “the lunchtime peel”.
- Medium: Medium strength peels affect the top layers of the skin but at a deeper level, and can require more than one treatment. Sometimes they sting, flake or make the skin feel tight for up to 24 hours after the treatment.
- Deep: Deep peels target wrinkles in the dermal level, have a higher cost than the lighter peels, and require downtime from work – sometimes up to a week.
Let’s look next at the chemical peel approach.
How do chemical peels work?
In effect, skin peels resurface the skin on the face or body. They can be effective alternatives to surgical facelifts, so not detrimental to your skin if you consider that they are not using a knife…but do you really want harmful chemicals applied to your skin?
A chemical peel works by applying a chemical solution to part of all of a face or body area, to peel away the skin’s top layers. The result depends on the skin being treated, the ingredients used and the strength of application.
The amount of time that the chemical peel is left on the skin, and how it is applied are other important factors.
Side effects of chemical peels
Chemical peels can cause:
- Hyperpigmentation (for darker skins)
- Skin sensitivity
- Addiction to treatments (because the results affect self-image, clients may want treatments more often)
- Irritation to eyes and respiratory tracts if inhaled
So if this does not sound appealing to you, what else is available and effective as a skin peel treatment? Look in your fridge for the next kind of skin peel!
Food-as-skin-peel: really natural ingredients
Many skin peels contain ingredients that come from natural food, and techniques also. Cleopatra bathed in milk baths: milk contains lactic acid, which is a natural exfoliating chemical and a common ingredient in peeling treatments. Spelt, pumpkin, rice, papaya and blueberry are also used in some of the most well-known salon peel treatments on the market. Trying natural ingredient peels in their natural form at home may yield results, but may also not be concentrated enough to produce a noticeable result in the short-to-medium term.
Professional skin specialists provide skin peeling treatments for those who want to change their skin beyond at-home remedies: here is what You By Sia recommends:
What is the best alternative to damaging chemical peels or home remedies?
You By Sia skin peels of course! We peel you from the inside out, not the outside in
You By Sia has developed a program of revolutionary facial peels which work to effectively rejuvenate, balance and support the skin from the inside out. Infused with a selection of essential vitamins and peptides, Inside Out Peels™ work by delivering natural, active ingredients to the skin’s structural layers.
Unlike traditional peels, You By Sia’s signature peels are not formulated with any harmful chemicals or harsh ingredients, as they do not believe in removing or damaging the surface skin to achieve results. This holistic approach allows them to effectively rejuvenate the complexion without the risk of burning or scarring.
Which skin types can You By Sia peels cater for?
You By Sia’s experienced technicians customise programs to suit a range of skin concerns, effectively improving the appearance of:
- Dryness and dehydration
- Ageing, fine lines and wrinkles
How do You By Sia peels work?
Combining cosmeceutical-grade products with our leading Dermal Sonic technology, treatments gently drive natural high potency ingredients to the deeper layers of the skin. Sonic frequencies can gently prompt collagen and elastin production, helping to regenerate and resurface the skin, from the inside out.
How many peels are needed?
Your experienced laser technician will conduct a quick consultation to determine your skin condition, concerns and goals for this service. Each session will last 75 minutes and commonly, within 3-6 sessions spaced one month apart, your skin can look smoother, brighter and more even-toned.
Before & After Inside Out Peel: fresher, plumper skin
Chervone felt that her skin lacked that youthful, bright and plump appearance. After using the You by Sia clinical skincare for 6 weeks we gave her an Inside Out Peel and her skin was completely rejuvenated without any downtime.
Chervone’s skin is now youthful, brighter and all round plumped and refreshed. She is so happy!
Skin Peel Support Products
MINC – Moisturising Zinc 20%
Without any nasties, chemicals, fragrance and parabens, Minc Natural Moisturising Zinc is packed with Antioxidants such as Green Tea, Ginko and Grape Seed to prevent free radical damage from UV exposure. Also packed with Hydrators such as Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Jojoba for the prevention of moisture loss from UV exposure.
Shift AM uses a multi-aspect approach to reduce the appearance of excess pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Containing a complex of innovative brightening and exfoliating properties within a dimethicone-based gel emulsion, this serum quickly absorbs into the skin to improve texture and replenish hydration. Suitable even for skin prone to redness, rosacea and environmental irritation, Shift AM is packed with a highly diverse set of ingredients that work to revitalise the appearance of skin, from the inside out. Also including a complementary host of botanicals, skin will look more supple, vibrant and even. Size: 50mL
Shift PM is a potent, active serum that works through the night to help diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots, while ensuring skin is supple and hydrated.
Using a combination of advanced active ingredients and natural brighteners, Shift PM fights the appearance of darkened, clustered pigmentation. Helping to prevent the signs of sun exposure, this powerful serum works at the deepest layers to ensure skin looks more youthful, supple and even. With a host of complementary botanicals, Shift PM is gentle enough to be used alongside laser pigmentation removal treatments and is typically recommended to promote optimal results. Size: 50mL
Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and rosacea-affected skin.
Both SHIFT AM and SHIFT PM are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colour and artificial fragrances.
RELEASE growth factor & peptide Serum
Release uses a complex of growth-factor mimicking peptides to stimulate and transform tired looking skin, improving the signs of ageing, including sagging and discolouration. Size: 30mL
Effectively achieve rejuvenated, balanced and supported skin
Boasting cutting-edge facilities, specially formulated products and a team of experienced and caring professionals, we are dedicated to delivering personalised, genuine results.
You do not need to use harmful chemical peels to have beautiful skin, so get that glowing healthy skin and get it naturally! If you would like to make a plan with your You By Sia skin clinic, please make an appointment at one of our six skin specialist clinics based in Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Burwood, Castle Hill, Bondi Junction and St. Ives.