Ever want to just dive in a pool of youth? Turn back the hands of time? Duh! Everyone does, but how do you go about it? My first thoughts on helping with fine lines…chemical peels! Once you get past the whole peeling like a snake party, your skin will look emaculate! So what exactly is a chemical peel? Let’s go back to the beginning. The use of chemical exfoliants date back to 3,500 years ago, Eygyptians would take milk baths to soften their skin and rub grape seeds, they discovered that their unique beauty treatments improved their appearace but didn’t know exactly how. Little did they know they were benefiting from the superficial skin peeling effects of hyroxy acids, lactic acid in the milk they were bathing in and tartaric acid from the grape skins. Today, scientists have identified numerous forms of acid which can be used to induce beneficial changes for our skin. Chemical peels are one of the best ways to refresh your skin when it’s feeling dull and rough. Depending on the kind of chemical peel you get, they can help fade hyperpigmentation, even out skin tone, improve fine lines, and treat sun damage. Chemical peels are concentrated acidic solutions that exfoliate the outer layer of your skin, exposing the softer and smoother skin underneath. Depending on the type and strength of the peel you get, chemical peels can help improve light wrinkles, reduce hyper-pigmentation, and improve overall skin tone. You might even be allergic to the particular acid used for the peel, so whenever you’re thinking about getting a peel done, be sure you do your homework and read up on it. Don’t be afraid to ask questions either. It’s better to know what you’re getting yourself in to than it is to be blind sided by something you didn’t expect because someone forgot to tell you. Although the times have changed, the pursuit of beauty and wellness have not, chemical peels remain one of the most popular beauty treatments. So dive in to the sparkling fountain of youth!