Since you had a chemical-peel in-clinic treatment, Dr Jeni has selected skincare take-home products to assist with the healing process and enhance the results.
Chemical Peels- How They Work
Chemical Peels induce a “controlled injury” at varying levels of skin layers to reduce fine lines, treat sun damage and improve the appearance of scars.
Combinations of solutions can be applied to the face, décolletage (neck and chest) or hands. They penetrate the skin, remove dead skin cells and stimulate new skin (epidermis), collagen and elastin formation.
Skin is rejuvenated and has a smoother, tighter and brighter appearance.
During the healing process, redness, swelling, discomfort and itchiness are experienced in varying degrees, depending on the depth of the peel. This is because the skin lipid-barrier layer has been removed and we need to artificially provide that barrier while the new one is forming.
Powerhouse Ingredients to Help Optimise Your Skin Post-Treatment
Dr Jeni has selected the following products both for your comfort, but also because of the properties they offer in helping with development of the new skin underneath.
They each have unique benefits and combine to complement each other.
If you had an Acne/ Hyperpigmentation or melasma peel, your pack will contain the following recommended products:
- Squalane Cleanser - STEP 1 twice daily
This is a gentle, non-comedogenic, balm-like facial cleanser that incorporates squalane and lipophilic esters (fatty acids that help bind water and oil).
It will gently prevent build-up of facial impurities that would otherwise remain on the skin and clog pores.
- Buffet – STEP 2 Once daily [PM]
Peptides are chains of amino acids (essential building blocks of the skin) that help target signs of aging. Through various mechanisms, topically applied peptides encourage the skin to enhance its production of essential components, such as collagen.
This product will help your skin to repair itself.
- 100% Plant-Derived Squalane – STEP 3 twice daily
This is a fast absorbing, non-comedogenic hydrator for the skin.
It will help to reduce the ongoing loss of hydration that weakens the elasticity and suppleness of the skin.
- NMF – STEP 4 twice daily / several times a day as needed
Derived from 100% Plant-Derived Squalane, this is a non-greasy cream containing multiple components found in the skin’s natural moisturizing factors (NMF) including amino acids, dermal lipids and hyaluronic acid.
It promotes skin health and barrier function.
NMF is the skin’s own hydration tool. It consists of elements that keep the outer layer of the skin protected and well-hydrated.
- Sunscreen - STEP 5 [AM] / apply everyday /several times a day as needed
With a moisturising base, this SPF 30+ broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) sunscreen is formulated without oil, is lightweight and absorbs quickly and fully into the skin,
As an oil-free sunscreen, it is suitable for breakout and acne prone skin.
Now that you’ve learnt how the active ingredients work, you will see how carefully we’ve put your package together.
Please keep in touch with us as your skin improves and tell us about your skin journey.
Keeping up your skin care will be important to maintaining the best results possible. Dr Jeni recommends you establish a good skin care routine with the recommended products and consider subscribing to regular care.