The constant exposure to the sun, pollution in the air, and skin imperfections add years to our appearance. Instead of looking our age, we tend to look a decade older.

There are plenty of products available online that promise ‘natural’ ingredients to fight back signs of ageing. But instead of delivering results, they cause acne breakouts and scar the skin.

Facial peels have been around for a long time, and play an important role in rejuvenation of the skin. Unfortunately, with good things come bad labels.

Here are few myths you need to avoid when planning your first facial peel:

Chemical peels are Painful

Chemical peels are good for your skin; they do not sting. They help reduce fine lines, while gently exfoliating your skin’s surface, removing dirt and opening clogged pores.

Glycolic facial peels are amongst the mildest and go deep into your skin’s layers. This helps rejuvenate the skin, leaving it soft, subtle and with a dewy glow.

They Don’t Have any Effect on the Skin

If they did not have any effect, they wouldn’t be known for playing an important role in beauty regimes. They help reduce fine lines, wrinkles and exfoliate dead skin cells. When dead skin cells are washed away, giving you a ‘fresh’ look and supple skin.

They also help tighten the skin and keep its elasticity in place.

They’re Expensive

They are reasonably priced and are made using specialized methods and techniques.

Because chemical peels have become popular in recent years, they are cost-effective today; anyone can afford them.

Nobody Uses Them

They’re used everywhere—teenagers use them, working women use them; even men use them!

You have to consult a dermatologist to see which facial peel is best suited for you.

If you are considering getting a facial peel, you will first need to get your skin tested to know which type of treatment is suited for your skin type. That’s where we come in.

We are a dermatology clinic based in New York City. We offer non-invasive services for myriad of skin-related problems, including skin allergies, acne and scars. If you are looking for a dermatologist in New York, contact us today.