How do skin peels and exfoliation benefit the skin? And what kinds of exfoliation are best for different skin types?
Skin peels and exfoliation treatments remove dead skin cells. That helps smooth and brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of pores. In older people, skin peel treatments help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Oily or combination skin can benefit from mechanical peels, which use exfoliant scrubs containing microbeads, sea salt, or finely ground fruit pits. Sensitive or mature skin benefit from gentle enzyme masks. Stefanie Eckart, a pharmacist who works near Munich, recommends no more than one treatment a month.