Even young skin requires care, especially, regular exfoliation. Use peels to remove dead cells and other pores clogging elements and foster natural processes and promote radiant complexion.
There are some recommendations to follow independently from your age. Maturing skin needs proper care. Hormonal alterations provoke acne and comedones, lead to extra dry or oily skin, etc. Regular peel improves the skin and makes it look better.
What is exfoliation?
Exfoliation is a procedure used for removing dead epithelium cells to promote fresh skin. Merits of young skin peel are as follows: radiant good-looking skin, fostering wholesome active elements to reach deeper skin and sebum handling which is particularly important for oily skin.
Abrasive substances such as scrubs are usually used by young people. They cleanse clogged pores and eliminate flat epithelium cells. The peel may include chemical exfoliants such as BHAs and AHAs and enzymes.
There are no strict age limits for superficial peels but there are some indications according to the age. Mechanical exfoliation (generally scrubs) and light chemical AHA and BHA peels are usually indicated for young people.
There are also indications according to the skin condition such as uneven skin surface, enlarged pores, scars, post-acne, acne, dull skin etc.
In the case of problematic skin scrubs, peels containing salicylic and glycolic acids and Jessner peels can be used in young age (under 20 years). For example fruit and salicylic acid containing products can help teenagers in acne and acne scars removing.
However, in general, it is always better to consult a professional about what type of peel and in what concentration suits best for you because too harsh cemicals can damage young sensitive skin.
Exfoliation frequency depends on your skin type, strength of peel agents, used application technique and other factors. Young and sensitive skin is to be peeled once or twice a week. Irritations, oversensitivity or dryness may occur when overexfoliation is taking place.
Those who suffer from acne should be careful with exfoliation. Mechanical peels to include abrasive microbeads are to be avoided as they can exacerbate condition.
BHA peels suit best for acne prone skin. They are good at removing acne and blackheads. Salicylic acid is a great option as well. It unclogs pores and has antibacterial properties.
Peel is effective in handling sebum production. Therefore, it is perfect for those who have oily skin. Beta and alpha hydroxy acids suit best in this case. For exactly the same reason exccessive exfoliation may lead to irritations in dry and/or sensitive complexion. Therefore, sensitive skin owners should either avoid exfoliation or employ mild peel products for rare use.
Skin peel is extremely successful in treating skin conditions. Still, you should be very careful using it. Strong exfoliation solutions can damage young tender skin. Since epidermal cell turnover and natural exfoliation pace are faster when you are young, young and sensitive skin doesn’t always benefit from exfoliation and even may suffer from major peel side-effects.