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Comment utiliser le masque peeling ?

How to use the peeling mask?

The peeling mask is brimming with benefits. It provides a real boost to dull and tired complexions, while preventing the appearance of blackheads and refining the skin's texture. How should it be used and how often? Answers to follow!

What is a peeling mask?

As its name suggests, this type of treatment is to be left on for a few minutes like a mask and exfoliates the skin like a peel. The term peel refers to the action of peeling. It is actually about exfoliating the upper layers of the epidermis,in order to promote cellular renewal.

Peeling differs from scrubbing in its mode of action. Scrubbing is a mechanical exfoliation that removes dead skin cells from the epidermis through friction. Peeling is a chemical exfoliation that eliminates dead cells (keratinocytes) by breaking the ionic bonds, thus destabilising the horny layer and causing its progressive detachment.

Generally, a chemical peel involves substances known as AHA (alpha hydroxy acid), BHA (beta hydroxy acid) or (poly hydroxy acid).

  • The most common AHAs areglycolic acidandlactic acid. Glycolic acid, being smaller in size than lactic acid, penetrates deeper into the epidermis, hence its greater potential for irritation. For this reason, chemical peels based on lactic acid are generally recommended for the most sensitive skin types.

  • The most common BHA in cosmetics is thesalicylic acid. Its antibacterial properties make it a preferred active ingredient for chemical exfoliation of combination to oily skin types with blemishes.

  • With a larger molecular size than AHA and BHA, thePHA penetrate less deeply into the epidermis and are more suitable for atopic skin and/or skin with skin conditions.The three main PHAs used in cosmetics are the gluconolactone, anantioxidant that effectively fights inflammation; the galactose, whichstimulates collagen production and thelactobionic acidknown for its moisturising properties.

Peeling Mask: How to use it?

To fully benefit from the virtues of this type of treatment, the following steps must be adhered to.

  1. Before applying the mask, ensure that your skin is thoroughly clean. To do this, cleanse your face with a gentle cleansing product suitable for your skin type;

  2. Gently wipe your face with a towel by dabbing it clean;

  3. scrub for enhanced effectiveness of the treatment;

  4. Using a soft-bristled brush or your fingers, spread the mask in a semi-thick and even layer across your entire face, while avoiding the eye and lip contours. Don't forget to include your neck in the process;

  5. The application time can range from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the manufacturer's instructions, before it is removed with warm water. You may also use a soft glove to facilitate removal. Our peeling mask enriched with AHA and PHA for instance, is applied for 10 minutes.

    Note : There are beauty masks that are designed to be left on all night, such as our firming face mask with Prickly Pear oil ;

  6. Then apply your usual treatments: facial serum, night serum, moisturising cream, vegetable oil, etc...

Repeat the procedure once or twice a week, depending on your skin's needs.

Peeling mask: before or after the shower?

The mask should always be applied to perfectly clean and makeup-free skin. We therefore advise you to take your shower and then apply your face mask, as your skin will be cleansed. Moreover, after the shower, the skin is more receptive to deeply absorb the active ingredients provided by the mask.

Discover our AHA 10% + PHA 10% peeling mask.

The AHA 10% + PHA 10% peeling mask is a treatment that acts on the superficial layer of the epidermis, known as the stratum corneum. This gel-mask helps to unclog pores, renew the skin and brighten the complexion thanks to the combined action of the four AHAs and the PHA it contains. It leaves the complexion even and the skin texture smoothed.

Suitable for all skin types, the application of this mask is however not recommended for sensitive skin due to its high concentration of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). Furthermore, these can increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure when using this product and for a week afterwards.

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