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“Honey, I had a little something done and it’s not as bad as yesterday, but… I’ve looked better” – those famous words from Samantha Jones in SATC explaining a peel treatment are forever engrained in our minds. That scene gave peels a bad rap for awhile, but now they seem to be having a rebirth.
Chemical peels are really a form of mild to deep exfoliation, a minimally-invasive and essential component of facial rejuvenation. Peels are beneficial for all skin types, even sensitive skin, and can help many conditions from acne to melasma and wrinkles. They are also not only reserved for your face; peels can be done on any area, including hands, chest, arms and legs.
Soaring temperatures and increased humidity not only make us feel hot and sticky, but cause our skin to look extra greasy.Â Even those typically with normal skin can see a surge in oil secretions, and those who normally suffer from oily skin can see it only get worse. A shiny face can make skin look dirty and unattractive as well as lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
The T-Zoneâ€”forehead, nose and chinâ€”produces the most oil due to the heavy concentration of sebaceous glands. Â â€œSkin oil increases in hotter temperatures because of the increased perspiration, and sweat that comes from sebaceous glands,â€ says New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Kenneth M