Posted in Beauty on June 7, 2012

Skin care treatments may often seem as though they’re a dime a dozen. With dramatic reductions in the price of cosmetic products – the result of a market saturated with products not only from the United States but from overseas as well – it has never been easier to purchase cosmetics on a budget. However, as is the case with many other types of products, some products intended to promote improved skin may turn out to be too good to be true.


A low initial price is encouraging, but it doesn’t make sense to buy an inexpensive product if it won’t be effective. After all, purchasing a number of ineffective yet inexpensive products can result in you spending the same amount of money you would on a more expensive product or treatment by the time you realize things aren’t working out. In order to avoid wasting time and money and ultimately ending up disappointed, you may want to skip straight to the more serious solutions such as a facial peel.


If you are relatively unfamiliar with the world of cosmetic surgery, dermatology and skin care, you might be under the impression that a facial peel and other similar treatments are the equivalent of heavy artillery. However, this is not exactly true. Although such treatments can be much more effective than an over-the-counter cream or ointment, this doesn’t automatically make them ‘hardcore’ or dangerous. In fact, some skin peeling treatments can be quite tame, especially those intended for use on the face.


Because manufacturers are making a product that needs to come into contact with one’s face to be effective, harsh chemicals are not used, and stringent testing protocol is in place to make sure that even ingredients not known to be dangerous do not prompt unsafe side effects. In fact, using a facial peel can actually pose less of a health and safety risk to you than over-the-counter products. This is because you will only have to apply a facial peeling treatment a few times while you might have to to apply an ointment or cream dozens of times during that same time span. Ultimately, this will lead to fewer exposures to harmful chemicals on your face and thus a lower risk of side effects.


As with other available cosmetic and skin care offerings, facial peel products are available in a wide range of formulations. Inevitably, some products will be stronger than others, so it is important to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the product you have chosen. If you feel that you haven’t addressed your skin issues in a long time, getting a ‘deep cleansing’ product or ‘advanced peel’ treatment may be the right choice for you. If you feel as though your skin situation is more under control, a less intense peel product may be all you need. Whatever the product you think you many need, it’s always best to consult a licensed dermatologist prior to pursuing any course of treatment.  A licensed practitioner will be better able to assess your particular situation and help you find the best and safest product.