Milk peels have been gaining popularity lately. Its very effective action is combined with a gentle attitude to the skin, therefore, there are practically no contraindications to performing this cosmetic procedure.
When should you do milk facial peeling, and when not? The COLADY editors asked these questions to cosmetologists and dermatologists. Check out the experts’ answers.
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How does milk peeling work on the skin?
Based on the name of this peeling, it is easy to guess that the products for it are made on the basis of lactic acid. Lactic acid belongs to alpha acids, it is obtained from fermented natural milk. Lactic acid is found in many cosmetics and hygiene products. For example, it is added to intimate hygiene products – a very small amount of lactic acid in their composition promotes healing of damaged and irritated mucous membranes, promotes tissue regeneration and natural moisture.
With lactic acid, skin care products and home peels are available – they are effective and safe for independent use. Salon peels with lactic acid are performed on the basis of products with a high concentration – up to 90%. It should be noted that these peels are superficial and will be most effective for the skin of a young woman under forty. Severe imperfections and deep wrinkles will not be eliminated by this procedure.
How does milk peeling work?
Lactic acid, which is part of the funds for this procedure, has the ability to very gently destroy dead cells, intercellular connections, which leads to a gradual exfoliation of dead cells from the skin surface.
Due to the influence of lactic acid, in the deep layers of the epidermis there is an increase in the production of collagen, elastin, which allow the skin to be toned, remain firm, elastic, and rejuvenate.
Thanks to the course of milk peeling, you will be able to notice positive changes in your skin, as well as getting rid of existing problems – acne, age spots, freckles, first wrinkles, dryness or excessive oily skin, traces of acne and blackheads, enlarged pores and blackheads.
How often should a milk peel be done?
- Milk peels, like all others, begin with preliminary preparation of the skin for the subsequent procedure. Special lotions or creams are applied to the skin, which soften the epidermis, remove fat and all impurities from the skin surface.
- The procedure itself consists in applying a product with a high concentration of lactic acid to the skin (the concentration of the cosmetic product is selected by the cosmetologist individually in each case, based on the problems to be solved and the condition of the skin).
- The final stage is to remove the product from the skin and apply a special solution that neutralizes the effect of lactic acid, contributing to rapid recovery, skin regeneration, elimination of irritation and inflammation.
After peeling with lactic acid, it is necessary to protect the skin from ultraviolet rays by applying a sunscreen with a high degree of protection. It is recommended to perform this peeling in a course, once a year – the results are saved for a year.
For greater efficiency, in the presence of significant problems and imperfections of the skin, cosmetologists recommend going through 3 to 6 peeling sessions with lactic acid.
Breaks between sessions should be 10 to 14 days. Naturally, this peeling, like the vast majority of others, must be performed during autumn or winter, when the sun’s rays are not overly active.
Milk peeling results. Before and after photos
Milk peeling procedures have sebostatic effect – they regulate the production of sebum, normalize the work of the sebaceous glands. That is why they will be equally good for dry and oily skin. The effect will be visible after the first procedure. For this cosmetic procedure, skin redness and swelling, severe peeling are uncommon, therefore it can be performed by very busy people who cannot take a break from work while performing milk peeling and skin restoration.
Milk peeling results:
- The skin surface is leveled and structured.
- Skin cells are able to quickly recover and regenerate, skin renewal and rejuvenation take place.
- The production of collagen and elastin in the skin increases, it acquires firmness, elasticity, tone.
- The skin becomes hydrated, gains a radiant, healthy look.
- The skin brightens, freckles and age spots disappear or brighten noticeably.
Indications for peeling with lactic acid
- Unhealthy, dull complexion, stale skin.
- The presence of old excessive sunburn, age spots on the skin, freckles.
- The presence of mimic wrinkles, with a loss of elasticity and skin tone.
- Periodic inflammation of the skin, with acne, comedones.
- Consequences in the form of acne scars.
- Enlarged pores. Increased oily skin.
- Dryness and persistent peeling of the skin.
- Allergic reactions to other types of peels.
Milk peeling is recommended for everyone who is unable to take a break in their work for procedures, since after this peeling there will be no redness and severe peeling on the skin.
Contraindications to milk peeling
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Any oncological diseases.
- Diabetes mellitus and serious cardiovascular diseases.
- Inflammations and infections on the skin.
- Any diseases in the acute stage.
- Damage to the skin.
- Fresh tan.
- Recently performed another peel.
- Herpes in the acute stage.
Also, do not forget that you must not sunbathe for 10 days after each peeling procedure… To go outside, protect your skin with a high-protection sunscreen.
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