Chemical peels are an exfoliating treatment, removing the damaged outer layer of your skin. The outer layer of skin, the epidermis, consists of dead skin cells, which can make your skin look dull and uneven. Removing this layer reveals newer skin cells that are brighter, more luminous.
Our skin cell turnover rate slows down as we age. Babies and young children have bright, soft skin because of fast cell turnover. It takes about 28 days for a 30 year old to replace a skin cell. In your 40’s and 50’s it can take up to 45 days, even longer in your 60’s. As the turnover rate slows, dead cells accumulate on the surface and lead to discoloration, dull or flaky skin, and fine lines and wrinkles.