I know that in previous posts I have mentioned my penchant for peels. I have long been a proponent of alpha, beta & poly hydroxy acids for their ability to help clean out pores (hair follicles), exfoliate dead skin cells, lighten up hyperpigmentation, clear up acne, help uneven skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to brighten up the skin leaving it looking luminous. Not to mention the fact that deeper peels will actually injure the skin causing it to rebuild collagen and thus repair the skin itself so that deep wrinkles can be removed. Even using alpha & beta hydroxy acids in a lighter solution daily can really help acne, reducing old scars and redness, thus making the person's self-esteem be much more evident and pronounced. That is why I got into the beauty business. To help people feel better about themselves, not just in a superficial way.
The other day I did a review of the new DERMAFLASH 2.0 LUXE. This is the upgrade to their award winning release of their first device and is also an improvement over their first one. Well they have also come out with another product, DERMAFLASH FLASH & GLOW Resurfacing Peel Pads. These pads gently exfoliate and brighten skin to reveal a smoother, healthier and more youthful-looking complexion. Using a combination of glycolic and salicylic acids, these pads slough off dead skin cells, soothe irritation and minimize the appearance of an uneven skin tone and fine lines. These can be used in between your weekly DERMAFLASH treatments or ideally in addition to them, to help aid in having the most beautiful skin possible. The most ideal situation is to use them on your face immediately after your weekly DERMAFLASH treatment and prior to applying POSTFLASH. I would advise to do this if you have mature, dry, normal, combination or oily skins. If you have sensitive skin, I would say skip the peel pads and wait to use them in between treatments or maybe not use them at all. Your skin might not be able to tolerate these pads, even though they are very gentle. DERMAFLASH FLASH & GLOW Resurfacing Peel Pads can be used every-other day to help create and maintain youthful, radiant looking skin.
For me these pads are extremely gentle on my skin, but my skin are quite used to AHAs and BHAs. So I really don't feel their effects. Glycolic acid is an excellent exfoliant, and is one of the best for getting rid of dead skin cells without causing any major irritation. It can be used in lighter strengths yet still has effectiveness that other AHAs do not at a lower level. Salicylic acid is a BHA (beta hydroxy acid) that exfoliates and is also an antibacterial. So not only are you getting the exfoliation, but it also clears up acne bacteria too. Both of these help to get rid of old acne scarring (redness), hyperpigmentation, fine lines and uneven skin tone. Other ingredients are Witch Hazel and Camellia Extract, which are included to help soothe irritated skin.
I consider these to be a nice addition to the DERMAFLASH regimen. Using these peel pads will only enhance the effects of the device and make the results you achieve more successful. Not only will you get rid of the peach fuzz on your face, but your exfoliation will be deeper and your skin will look more radiant and luminous. I would not use anything else other than these pads after your DERMAFLASH session, as these have been designed specifically to work with the device and you could be asking for redness, irritation or something worse if you use another product that has not been tested out in conjunction with the DERMAFLASH.