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Peel Prep: 5 Things You Should Know About Chemical Peels, According To Doctors

Chemical peels were first used in 1834, starting when carbolic acid was discovered by German chemist Friedlieb Runge. In the early 1900s, deep chemical peels (phenol peeling) were used to treat acne scars in New York by dermatologists and in 1960s, chemical peeling received its formal recognition in America after discussion in national meetings and following impressive results. But prior to this, chemical peeling has already been used hundreds of years ago. Cleopatra used lactic and tartaric acid (in milk and red wine) to give herself mild chemical peels. We now know that sour milk and wine contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which are found in a range of over-the-counter skincare products and in professional treatments in clinics. Chemical peels are extremely efficient treatments – they treat a variety of problems such as uneven skin tone, smoothens the skin by encouraging cellular renewal, removes fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and even acne. But chemical peels intimidate people, because peels are fundamentally acids and if applied incorrectly, can cause side Continue Reading

A Glow Getter’s Tip To Perfect Skin

Ever wondered why some women look so radiant even without makeup? Is flawless, dewy-looking skin too much to ask for? Trying to get your skin glowing can be a never-ending task, here are 5 ways to get started.   1. DIY HOME MASKS WITH TUMERIC     Tumeric is the secret prized condiment in certain parts of Asia not just for its flavour. Make your own skin whitening face mask with this formula to even out skin tone. Do it once every 2 – 3 days until the natural glow of your skin is restored. Tip: get good quality tumeric and not those made with synthetic colours. 2 teaspoons of honey 2 teaspoons of milk ½ teaspoon of tumeric Read More: Eat for Your Body Type. Here’s How.   2. TRY AN ADENOSINE-ENRICHED ESSENCE   Do you sometimes wish you had Cinderella’s fairy godmother? Well, we found a cosmetic doctor who could called that! The SW1 Shop is the brainchild of the founder of the SW1 Clinic, Dr Low Chai Continue Reading