Which peeling is good for sensitive skin

Beauty must-have: which facial scrub suits your skin?

Goodbye old cells! Regular facial peeling ensures that the skin becomes smooth and supple again. But which peeling suits which skin type?

We'll tell you which types of peeling are suitable for which skin. Because whether mechanically, chemically or with enzymes: the way in which a facial scrub removes skin cells is very different. If you know how the individual peelings work, you will quickly find the ideal facial peel for your skin type.

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Mechanical facial peeling: Brings tired skin back to shine

Who is mechanical peeling suitable for?
Mechanical peelings are suitable for normal, insensitive skin. Rosacea or acne, on the other hand, are an exclusion criterion.

Most of the peels you can buy in the drugstore or perfumery are mechanical peels. Fine grains in the peeling paste 'rub off' the skin cells and make the complexion appear smoother and more radiant. The more sensitive your skin, the finer and rounder the peeling particles should be. Rounded granules, such as those made from jojoba wax, are best. Abrasive particles such as sand or olive pits are sharp-edged and therefore only suitable for very robust skin.

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Enzyme peels for sensitive skin

Who is an enzyme peeling suitable for?
Enzyme peels are just the thing for you if you have sensitive or dry skin. They can also help with acne.

When it comes to enzyme peelings, you will also find what you are looking for in the perfumery. The special feature: Because enzymes break down protein building blocks, these peelings loosen dead skin cells, which can simply be washed off after the exposure time. The enzymes often come from fruits, for example from papaya ('papain'). The advantage of enzymatic peelings: They are very gentle and have a particularly even effect. They improve the complexion, but unlike mechanical peelings, they do not stimulate the blood circulation in the skin.

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Chemical facial peeling for wrinkles and bumps

Who is chemical peel suitable for?
Chemical peels are suitable for anyone who wants to get rid of a few lines and wrinkles without surgery or injections. In addition to reducing wrinkles, chemical peeling also reduces pigment spots and improves skin elasticity. Do you have sensitive skin? Then you should rather do without this peeling.

A chemical facial peel increases blood flow to the skin through a chemical stimulus and removes part of the top layer of the skin. The collagen formation in deeper skin layers is stimulated and wrinkles and unevenness in the skin are evened out. It can also inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause acne. In this way, skin imperfections are also improved. Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) and fruit acids, which are obtained from lemons, apples or sugar cane, for example, are used.

Important: You should definitely have a professional perform a chemical peel. A dermatologist or a medical beautician knows exactly which concentration is particularly suitable for your skin and how long the exposure time should be.

The cold season is best for chemical peelings, by the way. You should only exfoliate in summer if direct sun can still be avoided. On the other hand, pre-tanned skin, for example after a summer vacation, is not a problem.

So everything goes smoothly with peeling

Just scratch it off? D rather not. So that facial scrubs can fully develop their effect, you should heed the following tips:

Preparation: Before peeling, remove make-up from your skin, for example with a cleansing foam or a facial tissue.

Peeling: Usually only a small, pearl-sized amount is needed per application. Spread the peeling over your face with gentle, circular movements. Also see if your product has a certain exposure time. Most facial scrubs are rinsed off with water after use.

Postprocessing: By ablating cells, the skin is susceptible to moisture loss after exfoliation. So apply your day or night care after the peeling. The peeling also makes your skin surface a little thinner and weaker - so try to avoid direct sun or play it safe and apply sunscreen.