Why is Autumn the Best Time to Get a Chemical Peel?

Why is Autumn the Best Time to Get a Chemical Peel?

There's something about the back-to-school vibes of September that gets us thinking about renewal. As autumn arrives, we put away the flip-flops and the shops become full of autumnal layers. We want to feel fresh, and this goes for our skin too, meaning autumn is an optimal time to meet your skin pro for a seasonal skincare review. Affectionately known as "peel season" in the beauty world, autumn is the perfect time to rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel. But why?

Firstly, let's quickly recap on peels. This in-clinic treatment aims to remove dead skin cells. Oh, just like exfoliating at home then? Not quite. This is a highly effective and powerful solution applied by a trained skin pro to force the skin to boost its production of lovely-looking new, healthy skin cells, replacing old, damaged, and weakened cells. It's called a peel because after undergoing a treatment, the skin gets dry and the dead skin peels away, revealing smoother and brighter skin. After around 7 days, all the dead skin will have shed, any redness will have calmed and your skin will be glowing. You can read more about the process in the blog post titled "Everything You Need To Know About Chemical Peels".

While chemical peels are excellent for improving the look of discolouration, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes, there are a few more reasons to be clever and book yours for the autumn time. Hurtling in at no.1 is sun damage. If you have been lax with SPF over the summer months and developed an uneven skin tone, or sun spots (more on this here, "Summer Skin SOS"), then a peel can help improve the clarity of your skin tone. Too much sun exposure can also lead to dry, dull skin with a leathery, textured feel. This can be improved with a chemical peel. During the summer months, we often find that traveling or taking a break from work or school disrupts our routine, which in turn leads to a more scattered approach to skincare. By early autumn, this can directly lead to lacklustre skin, making it difficult to achieve any skin goals. A peel can kickstart a new regime that will get your skin back on track after a difficult summer.

Traditionally, autumn is a cooler season, with the sun's rays becoming less intense after the heat of summer. Following a chemical peel, the skin becomes more sensitive to UV light for a short time. So, it makes sense to schedule your peel during the autumnal months. Once the cooler air arrives, it's not long until winter - dare we mention it?! Winter skin suffers from the combo of hot central heating and freezing air, which can lead to uncomfortable dryness, breakouts, irritation, and sensitivity. We recommend working to get your skin in tip top condition before facing more challenging conditions. Healthier skin will cope better with these issues and potentially avoid them altogether. A chemical peel can also improve drier skin, by removing the dead skin cells that are just sitting around causing the skin to look dull. Once they're gone, not only will you regain your glow, but active ingredients and hydrators are more readily absorbed, so you get all the best benefits from your skincare too. Get in touch with your pro around autumn to get your skincare routine on track and to book any recommended in-clinic treatments, such as peels.

Now, prepare yourself for the first mention of the FESTIVE season! Yep, party season is mere months away. However, if you opt for a chemical peel in autumn, your skin will be glowing by the time those invites start rolling in.

So, autumn is the season of long, romantic walks in leaf-strewn parks, steaming soups, hot chocolates, and chemical peels! Contact your skin pro to get all the insights on the right chemical peel for your skin and book in before Halloween.

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