As part of skin care, many people are interested in or practice “peeling,” which refers to care that removes unnecessary keratin that has accumulated on the surface of the skin.However, some people may not be able to feel the effect of peeling, and may be worried that there is a problem with the frequency and method.
In this article, we will explain the frequency and precautions of peeling based on the purpose of peeling and the expected effects.Let's check the peeling method by type, the precautions when peeling, and the recommended items for peeling, and practice peeling that can be expected to be more effective.
table of contents
- What is peeling in the first place?
- Appropriate frequency of peeling
- [Type] How to peel
- Precautions when peeling
1. What is peeling in the first place?
What is peelingTo soften and remove old keratin accumulated on the surface of the skinrefers toWhen the cells that make up the skin get old, they are replaced by new cells through turnover due to metabolism.Skin normally undergoes turnover in a certain cycle, but if turnover is disturbed due to damage to the skin or stress, old keratin tends to accumulate.
When old keratin accumulates on the surface of the skin, the skin may become rough and dull.If you can remove the old keratin by properly exfoliating, you will be able to alleviate the rough skin and dull impression caused by the disturbance of turnover.
In addition, peeling can also be expected to have benefits such as ``improving the makeup paste'' and ``make it easier for lotions to penetrate the stratum corneum''.In order to get the benefits of peeling and the expected results, let's take care of it with an appropriate method and frequency.
2. Appropriate frequency of peeling
When performing peeling, it is common to use peeling agents and equipment.If you do not use the peeling items properly or do not use the peeling frequency correctly, you may damage your skin, so be careful.
In order to know the appropriate frequency of peeling,Check the instruction manual of the item used for peeling and check the recommended frequencyplease. Generally, it is recommended to be used once every 1-2 weeks, but it varies depending on the type of drug/device and the strength of the ingredients, so be sure to check thoroughly before use.
Also, even if you use peeling items at the optimum frequency, skin problems may occur depending on your skin type.At first, it is recommended to start with less frequency than the standard frequency listed on the product and see how it goes.
2-1. What happens if you peel too much?
Various benefits and effects can be expected from peeling, but it is necessary to be careful that overdoing it may damage the skin.
■ Skin problems that can occur due to excessive peeling
- Leads to dry skin
Excessive peeling may excessively promote turnover and thin tissue that should not be removed.If your skin doesn't retain enough moisture, it will become more prone to dryness, so be careful.
-The skin becomes more prone to inflammation
If you do too much peeling, the necessary stratum corneum may be thinned.Keep in mind that when the stratum corneum becomes thin, the barrier function of the skin deteriorates, making it more susceptible to UV rays and physical damage.
・Skin becomes shiny due to excess sebum
If you exfoliate too much with a peel, your skin may produce excess sebum to prevent it from drying out.Excess sebum can also cause inflammation and acne.
3. [By type] How to peel
When peelingThe point is to protect the basics of skin care, such as "touch the skin gently" and "do not rub the skin too hard".is.In addition, there are various types of peeling, so let's take care of the dead skin by following the basics and the usage method and frequency according to the type.
Here, we will introduce four typical types of peeling that can be done at home and how to practice.
3-1. Lotion type
A method of removing dead skin cells and skin dirt that is no longer needed using wipes such as lotionis.After cleansing or washing your face, moisten a thick cotton pad with plenty of lotion, and then gently stroke the cotton from the center of your face outwards.After using the wipe-off lotion, moisturize with your regular lotion or serum.
It depends on the type of lotion, but the general frequency of use is about 1-1 times a week.You can use it every day if it's a type that you can use every day, but only in the morning or at night is enough.Adjust frequency of use while checking skin conditionlet's do it.
3-2. Gel type
How to remove unwanted keratin and sebum using peeling gelis.Take an appropriate amount of the peeling gel on your palm and apply it to clean skin after cleansing or washing your face. After applying to areas of concern such as the T-zone, U-zone, cheeks, and around the nostrils, gently rinse with lukewarm water.After gently wiping off the moisture with a towel, carefully moisturize.
Gel-type peeling agents should be used about twice a week.If you feel your skin dry or irritated, check the condition and adjust the number of timeslet's do it.
3-3. Soap type
How to use a soap-type exfoliant instead of your regular face washis.Use a foaming net to lather the peeling soap well and gently apply it to your skin after cleansing. Move your hands in order from areas with a lot of sebum, such as the T-zone, to areas with thin skin.It is also possible to avoid thin skin and leave it for 2-3 minutes to apply a foam pack.
Use soap-type exfoliants once or twice a week.Although some products can be used every day, you can reduce the risk of trouble by trying them less frequently at first.note that,When using a foam pack, it is important not to leave it on for more than 5 minutes in consideration of the burden on the skin..
3-4. Facial equipment (water peeling)
water peelingA method of removing old keratin and dirt from pores by vibrating water and lotion with ultrasonic waves using a facial device.is.Wet your skin with water or lotion and slowly move the facial massager in the opposite direction of the pores.The key is to apply it gently to your skin without applying too much force.After care, it is easy to dry, so let's do enough moisturizing.
The frequency of use varies depending on the product, but generally it is about once or twice a week.Since there are many cases where the estimated usage time is stated,Adjust the frequency and time of use after carefully checking the manualplease.
4. Precautions when peeling
When performing peeling, there are several points to be aware of in addition to the peeling method and frequency.In order not to put a burden on the skin as much as possible, let's take care of the dead skin based on the precautions.
Here, we will explain the care after peeling and when to avoid peeling.Also check the actions that should be avoided when performing peeling, and practice proper keratin care.
4-1. Care after peeling
After peeling, the skin tends to be sensitive and dry, so it is important to moisturize the skin sufficiently.Warm the lotion with your body temperature in your palm, wrap your skin with your palm and gently hand press.After applying the lotion in several batches, gently spread milky lotion or cream over the entire skin to fully moisturize.
In addition, Since the skin after peeling is susceptible to UV rays, it is important to take measures against sunburn in addition to skin care.is.Since light may enter through the windows, it is recommended to take measures against ultraviolet rays not only when you go out but also when you are indoors.
4-2. When to avoid peeling
Avoid peeling immediately after sunburn or if you have inflammation such as acne.After the skin condition has calmed down, start exfoliating while observing the condition.
Also, it should be noted that many commercially available water peeling facial devices are not waterproof, so it is difficult to use while bathing.However, since the pores of the skin are open after taking a bath, it is recommended as a timing to use the facial equipment.Do not bring it into the bathroom, but prepare it so that you can use it when you get out of the bath.
Peeling refers to a special care that removes old keratin accumulated on the surface of the skin and softens the rough and dull impression of the skin.While peeling can be expected to have various benefits and effects, it also has the risk of imposing a burden on the skin, so it is important to perform it appropriately with the frequency and method according to the type.Also, pay attention to care after peeling and when to avoid it.
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