Discover the best solutions available for rejuvenating your skin and keeping it looking younger longer.
Over the coming weeks we will be writing a series of articles covering the entire range of skin rejuvenating options available on the market. No matter whether you are looking to improve hyper-pigmentation and age spots, blemishes and blackheads, acne scarring and large pores, photo-aging and sun damage, or fine lines and wrinkles, this information can help you.
We will also cover the popular options used by many of today's celebrities to keep their skin looking younger longer. This is the first article in the informative and educational series.
There are four major components that make up a successful skin rejuvenation regimen. When used together, they will help keep the skin cells alive and stronger for a greater length of time.
1. Moisturizer - a good moisturizer that penetrates deeply into the skin will help reduce sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Some skin types may require a larger or smaller amount of moisturizer to produce the desired results.
2. Antioxidants - antioxidants can stop the oxidation process that leads to the visible effects of skin aging.
3. Sunscreen - protects you from harmful UV rays and keeps your skin looking smooth and young.
4. Exfoliation - an external form of exfoliation is helpful to renew the fresh skin layer. Since there are seven layers to the skin, you will want an exfoliation tool that reaches at least several layers down.
Although the first three components are very important, if you already have any of the skin problems mentioned above, then only exfoliation will help to get rid of them. This will be our focus throughout this email series. We will also provide you with other recommendations for the first three components.
TCA and Phenol Peels
TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) peels are a very effective way to remove the outer layers of skin. Dermatologists and certified salon beauticians use them for lightening and clarifying the skin.
This treatment does burn the outer layers of skin and carries with it some discomfort and risk of infection. It all but removes the outer layers of skin and there is a healing time of about one and a half to two weeks.
TCA's come in several strengths and were recently approved for home use. However, we do not feel that TCA's should be fooled around with. This is a real acid and needs to be applied by a certified salon specialist or a dermatologist.
WHEREVER the acid goes, it burns off skin. If it runs down the neck, it will remove that skin, if it gets on the hands, it will remove that skin, and if it gets in the eyes, it will cause burns that can result in blindness.
By using a TCA peel, the results can be good as it works deep enough to help improve superficial discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, and very mild acne scarring. However, the peels can be and often are very painful.
You need to understand TCA's will not do anything for moderate to severe acne scarring, age spots, photo-aging, sun damage, or deep lines and wrinkles. Multiple peels must also be performed over a period of time to get really good results. Application of an antibacterial/antibiotic cream is required post peeling.
Total cost of a full-face TCA chemical peel averages $2,000. If you wish to have only a portion of your face peeled, such as the area around your mouth or the area around your eyes, you will pay about $1,200.
Phenol peels act in much the same way as the TCA peels and are usually performed by a medical professional. We do not recommend you to use high percentage Phenol peels, as they are being replaced by the milder glycolic and TCA peels in the dermatological profession.
If you can still find a dermatologist to perform a Phenol peel for you, the treatment will more than likely cost from $3000 up to $6000 for the entire face.
To help you combat and remove any of the skin problems mentioned at the beginning of this article, we recommend for you to try our Skin Culture Peel! This is a proven formula that has been in use since the 1930's. It provides the same results as the stronger phenol and TCA peels, but without burning the skin or risk of infection.
It is much less expensive to use, only requiring 90 minutes a day for just six days to get amazing results. The peels are also 100% safe and inspected and passed for home use by the US Food and Drug Administration. Not only can it provide better results, but it also comes with a 45 day trial.
We hope this information today has been helpful. Part 2 of the guide will be published very soon... be on the look out for it!