Ferul peeling is an effective and fashionable procedure that allows you to solve many skin problems - for example, remove acne marks and fine wrinkles and make your complexion more even. Who is it suitable for and are there any contraindications to it? We asked the doctor-dermatologist Victoria Britko.
Ferulic acid and its properties
The basic ingredient of a ferul peeling is ferulic acid, which is found in large quantities in coffee beans, peanut kernels, apples, oranges, and wheat seeds. It is a powerful natural antioxidant with pronounced anti-inflammatory properties. The acid fights free radicals and promotes the production of collagen and elastin, proteins that form the skin's skeleton.
In addition to it, the peeling includes other additional components (the exact composition depends on the manufacturer). These can be: vitamins C and E, salicylic, glycolic, lactic and malic acids, green tea extract and grape skins and other ingredients.
Ferulic peeling belongs to the superficial category - provided that the skin is protected from ultraviolet radiation, it can be done in the spring and summer. A "cocktail" of useful substances is placed in micro-capsules 50-200 nm in size. They penetrate the epidermal barrier, acting at the level of the upper layer of the dermis. This ensures a long lasting and good effect.
Indications for the use of ferul peeling
To achieve maximum results, peels are recommended to be done in courses. Someone needs 4 procedures, someone - 8: this is an individual indicator. They are safe and painless. Peeling does not cause burning after application of the composition and peeling (for reference, retinol causes). The interval between procedures is a week.
The main indications for a ferul peeling: age-related changes, post-acne, age spots, increased secretion of the sebaceous glands, uneven complexion.
There are practically no contraindications to the procedure. But it is better to refrain from it in case of acne in the active phase, individual intolerance to components, purulent and infectious skin diseases, active herpes, violation of the integrity of the skin.
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Features of the procedure
Before starting the procedure, the cosmetologist completely cleanses the patient's skin with tonic, milk or any other cosmetic product. After that, the composition is applied. The exposure time depends on the manufacturer. On average, we are talking about 15-20 minutes. After removing the composition, a soothing mask is applied to the skin in stages, and then a regenerating cream. During the period of solar activity, the procedure is supplemented with SPF cream.
Skin care after peeling
After peeling, slight reddening of the skin is possible, which completely disappears after a few hours. The appearance of peeling, lasting 2-3 days, is possible. The main rules of care are skin protection from ultraviolet radiation and good hydration. You can use special post-peel creams with good regenerative properties. Apply morning and evening, not rubbing in, but hammering the product into the skin.
Pros of Ferul Peeling
In summer, the skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation, which can lead to premature photoaging. During this period, she especially needs antioxidants that fight free radicals. Ferulic acid enhances the protective properties of the skin, helping to cope with this problem.
In addition, it controls the work of enzymes that are responsible for the production of melanin, reducing the risk of pigmentation and acne marks.
Ferulic acid has good anti-inflammatory properties - it has a mild exfoliating effect and helps fight minor breakouts.
After a course of procedures, the face becomes smoother and smoother. Pigmented spots are less noticeable, the skin shines less in the T-zone due to the normalization of the sebaceous glands.
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