Chemical peels aren’t a new practice but as more black women vlog about it on Youtube, it’s catching fire as a trend to eliminate hyperpigmentation and scars. From scar fading gels and creams to laser treatments, women have been on a quest to restore their blemish-free radiant skin. Laser treatments are often expensive and scar fading gels typically take months to show any results. However, chemical peels are being touted as a way to quickly bring blemished skin back to square one.
Chemical peels do exactly what the name infers: a strong medical-grade chemical is applied to the skin by dermatologist or DIY at home which induces a controlled burn and the skin…peels. The newly revealed layer often decreases if not eliminates the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation.
While the process is quicker than any of the other options, there is a horrifyingly awkward stage: your skin is literally peeling off your face and no, you can not remove it!
See the results from a few Youtubers below.
Have you tried a chemical peel? Do you think it’s something you would try in the future?
Editor’s Note: Please note we are not endorsing any treatments and suggest you consult with your primary care physician or dermatologist before applying any controlled substance to your skin.