/  Vitamin C Peel

When you think of the term ‘skin peel’, you probably imagine the application of harsh, damaging chemicals, resulting in the skin physically peeling off. And in some cases you would be right. Some types of skin peels are incredibly invasive, using painful acids to strip back the skin and promote collagen growth. A deep or medium peel may require anaesthesia before application, and will be conducted in a surgical setting. A deep chemical peel has a recovery period of 2 – 3 weeks, during which time the treated area will be heavily bandaged and painful. Certainly, having a chemical peel is not something to be entered into lightly.

Summer is here and it is holiday time at last. As much as some well-earned R&R can do wonders for your energy levels, travelling long distances and being out in the sun can also be tough on your skin. Long flights can be particularly damaging to the skin, as you’ll be spending hours in a high pressured, air conditioned environment. The air in the cabin can cause drying of the skin, leaving it flaky and dehydrated when you arrive. Added to this, jetlag and the stresses of travelling can cause disruption of your cortisol levels, leaving your skin blotchy, spotty and generally unpleasant.