Wednesday, September 18, 2019

How to Get Rid of Rough, Flaky Skin

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Did you know that our skin naturally renews itself once about every 28 days? It sheds dead skin cells to reveal fresh new skin underneath. As we get older, this process starts to slow down, leading to a buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of our skin. This is one of the reasons some people struggle with rough, flaky skin. If this resonates with you, here’s how you can get rid of rough, flaky skin:

Get a Chemical Peel
It may sound intimidating, but chemical peels are actually quite common and routinely done in the beauty industry these days. It is a technique used to improve the texture and appearance of skin on the face, neck or hands, and is usually done on patients with very rough, textured skin. It’s important to have this treatment done by an experienced and reputable provider to avoid damaging your skin. Coastal Skin Solutions, a premiere skin care provider in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, offers this treatment.

They make use of the latest technology and techniques to achieve excellent results that nevertheless look naturally beautiful. Besides chemical peels, they also offer laser treatments, microneedling treatment, and other non-invasive cosmetic treatments.

What can you expect when you get a chemical peel? A chemical solution will be applied to your skin that will cause it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. It is a quick, easy and relatively painless procedure with no downtime. After just one peel, your skin may already appear brighter, tighter and significantly smoother, but several sessions may be recommended to achieve optimum results. After four to six peels, you should expect to have beautifully smooth, even skin that is free from flakes and rough patches.

Exfoliate Regularly
If getting a chemical peel is out of your budget, or if you’d prefer to treat your rough skin at home, you can get rid of roughness and flakiness by gently exfoliating your skin. Choose between physical exfoliants or chemical exfoliants, or a combination of both, alternating them on different days.

Physical exfoliants like scrubs, washcloths, and loofahs can get the job done quickly, but the results are often superficial and not very long lasting. You could also damage or hurt your skin if you scrub it too vigorously, or apply too much pressure with your hands.

Chemical exfoliants yield more long-term results. They work by getting deep into your pores to clean them out and dislodge any dead skin cells and dirt that may be clogging them and causing your rough skin texture. While they may sound dangerous, chemical exfoliants such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid and lactic acid are quite safe to use and extremely effective.

Slowly introduce acids into your skincare routine, starting by applying the acid of your choice only once a week at night, then slowly increasing the frequency until your skin can tolerate it three to five times a week. After a few weeks, you should notice your skin becoming smoother, brighter and more even, with dark spots and blemishes slowly starting to fade.

Getting clear, smooth skin requires plenty of patience and consistency. Don’t expect results overnight, and don’t be lax about following your skincare routine. Stick to it consistently, and you will soon notice significant results.

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