Rhonda Allison is a pioneer in the art of skin care. Her revolutionary book The Art of Skin Peeling changed the skin care industry. So I begin my blog with a few notes about what a peel can do for your skin, borrowing heavily form the RA skin care information.   First of all, don’t let the name “chemical peel” frighten you. We don’t wear hazmat suits or respirators, though we do wear gloves. It is simply a technique which involves the application of a variety of chemical solutions to remove the damaged outer layers of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. Peels are very beneficial for many skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation (brown spots), rosacea (redness), acne, sun damage and photo aging.   A peel will help in these areas:

 Chemical peel treatments do not necessarily cause your skin to peel off. Many simply dissolve the buildup of dead skin cells, some cause minor flaking. In most cases, it is only a mid-level peel that causes skin sloughing. There is a time and a place for each type of peel for each skin type.   Everyone wants a brighter, fresher look for their skin. A chemical peel helps to tone and stimulate collagen activity, provides antioxidant support and moisturizing benefits and accelerates cellular turnover and promotes skin lightening.