Beauty Secrets from BayPointe Dermatology

Most of us think that as we get older it is more difficult to achieve fresh, smooth and clear skin. As we grow older, our skin can become dry and uneven. Sun-exposure, stress and an unhealthy diet can also contribute to the formation of spots, bumps, and even premature lines. Don’t buy into the myth that you have to spend a fortune on beauty products in order to see an improvement in your skin. Instead, discover the wonders of exfoliation.

Exfoliation is not a secret. Women have been practicing it for thousands of years. Exfoliation works by dissolving the dead upper skin layers so that new, clear skin can emerge. Fortunately today, we have a variety of products and treatments that make exfoliation easy and convenient.

Without exfoliation, our skin grows unevenly, giving it a dull look. This dull upper layer of dead skin not only makes our skin look unhealthy, but it can also clog pores and block the effects of many moisturizers, facial serums and other beauty products. Without regular exfoliation, not only does skin become dull, but it also becomes prone to acne and pigmentation.

The most common way to exfoliate the skin is through mechanical exfoliation. A soft cloth is used to gently rub away the dull, upper layers of skin. Unfortunately, this method is not very effective in removing whiteheads and it can also cause skin irritation.

Chemical peels are also fairly common. They work by dissolving the upper skin layers so they can be washed away. The stripping of these old layers stimulates the growth of new, younger and healthier skin. Common household items that can be used for exfoliation include milk, oatmeal, and lemon juice. Commercial products that contain active glycolic and salicylic acids are also available. The use of these products should be under the supervision of a dermatologist as they can cause serious skin burns if used often. Also, the use of these products without proper sun protection can cause unsightly spots.

A Dermaceutic peel is one of the most advanced ways of exfoliating skin. This relatively new method uses a combination of active ingredients that strip away the dead skin and reveals newer, younger skin immediately. The advantage is that this peel requires no downtime or healing time. Dermaceutic peels should be used under the guidance of a dermatologist as it can cause irritation or other adverse reactions if used incorrectly.

If you’re looking for a dermatologist, then visit our BayPointe Dermatology clinic. Along with out Dermaceutic peels, we also have a variety of aesthetic and cosmetic services to help you achieve beautiful and clear skin.