Articles on beauty

How to Achieve Striking Beauty, How to Achieve Lasting Beauty?

Mr. Rajiv Vasudevan
THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY~ ROOPAM~ GUNAM~ VAYASTYAG“We are so arbitrary about what is attractive and what is a disfigurement,” “Mole above the lip? Awesome. On the chin or nose or eyelid? Gross. Wide space between your two front teeth on a low-income woman in rural America? Gross. On a European supermodel? Fabulous.”Perception is everything. In a time when beauty is often equated, in many cultures and especially in teen age group of people with a "fair" complexion or a fashionably thin figure or the shape of the nose, it is interesting to look back to a time when beauty was defined as a comprehensive attribute and that beauty was within every one's reach.Ayurveda, the most ancient healing system of India, has a unique perspective on beauty.II ROOPAM GUNAM VAYASTYAG, SHUBANGA SOUNDARYA KARNAM IIRoopam is characterized by radiant skin, shiny hair, sparkling eyes, etc. Roopam is unrelated to body size, skin, hair, or eye color, and is a direct reflection of good health. Roopam, our outer beauty is categorized into two types; Chhaya, and Prabha.Chhaya refers to cosmetic beauty and the beautification techniques we use such as creams, lotions, herbs,paste etc. Prabha is the specific radiance and natural vibrations coming from one's consciousness that reflects as outer beauty. Prabha is our true essence of beauty and radiance and enhancing it should be a priority before enhancing our Chhaya.Gunam is the attribute of Mind and Spirit. A beautiful mind is well balanced in the TRI GUNAS- Sattva- Rajas - Tamas. The three gunas are the most subtle qualities of Nature that underlie matter, life and mind. Gunam reflects the beauty of our mind and soul and manifests itself as thoughts, actions and words. Our Gunam is governed by three main mental functions; dhi or learning, dhriti or retaining, and smriti or long-term memory and recall. A well disciplined mind that is coordinated with our senses and inner consciousness will indeed behave beautifully. The everlasting beauty, is the Vayastyag, Vayastyag is focused on how we can look younger than our chronological age and is supported by both roopam and gunam beauty. Vayastyag in itself is a complete science of how to achieve lasting beauty through shri kamya rasayanas or skin rejuvenating regimes to slow down the ageing process and promote luster and beauty. Premature Ageing in Ayurveda is caused due to an imbalance in doshas, dhatus and Agni, due to an erratic diet and lifestyle. The following things to do will help to maintain an  everlasting beauty :1. Follow  A Daily Routine to bring a balance in the levels of Doshas - Dhatus and Malas (The Biological Humors and the Subtle Tissues)2. Keep your Agni (Metabolic Fire) at an optimum level3. Avoid excess of Pungent, Sour and Salt taste in your food. For they are responsible for the aggravation of Pitta in your body.4. Excess of Pitta leads to premature greying of hair and also leads to various skin ailments. 5. Follow the Ayurveda Principles of Eating, Avoid Wrong Combinations of Food items6. Do not follow any Food Fad or  External Cosmetic Therapies Blindly. There are no Shortcuts to Beauty7. Do not Self MedicateRather than concentrating on just the external appearance, introspect your inner self, your health parameter which reflect the true beauty within you.EMBRACE AYURVEDA, FOR AN AUSPICIOUS TRANSFORMATION OF YOUR SELF AND YOUR INNER SELF. KEEP GLOWING FROM WITHIN !!

5 Lifestyle and Beauty Tips for This Summer

Dr. Karuna Soni, Dermatologist
Summer is upon us, and most of us seem to be struggling in our daily lives due to the soaring heat. In order to stay rejuvenated and fresh through this season, there are several lifestyle habits which need your attention. Win the battle against the sweltering sun and stay fresh all summer long with these 5 simple lifestyle habits-Do you shower?You probably do, but are you showering right for the summer? Ideally, you should start by turning up the heat for a couple of minutes. You should do this because hot water cleans your body more efficiently. When you are almost done, turn the water setting to cold or lukewarm and relax to cool down your body temperature.Pack in some moistureKeep your body butter away, because there is something new in store for you. Dabbing small portions of baby oil all over your body can help you reduce the sweat. But if you are someone who prefers lotion then you should at least stick with something fresh which is citrus or floral based.Keep the drinks comingThroughout your day, you must continuously sip on drinks to stay hydrated, be it fruit juice or plain water. This will ensure that your skin stays supple and youthful. Drinking up will also regulate body temperature and help you stay cool. Carry a water bottle with you, everywhere you go and stop waiting till you are thirsty to drink.Bolt at the sight of heavy mealsGluttony is a sin, but only during summer. Eating too much can heavily tax on your digestive system and might even cause a facial outburst. Make up will not be able to proof craters of that intensity. Salads, soups, juices, fruits, and lean meat cuts are a few summer food options that you should switch to.Love your bedThe heat is probably wearing you out, so get home and get a good night's sleep. Although studies have shown that sleeping is more difficult during summer than any other season, it is an essential habit in order to stay active and fresh. So throw on a thin sheet, switch on the fan, and rest your system.You no longer have to spend your days as a fellow sweltering human, trying helplessly to avoid the summer sun. Don't let the heat stop you from feeling fresh anymore. Go ahead and try these tips. I guarantee that you will feel several degrees cooler with your new lifestyle changes.

The Beauty of Letting People In

Ms. Charvi Jain, Psychologist
Isn’t it one of the greatest feelings in the world when someone openly tells you how much you mean to them? It is unfortunate that stuff like that is so rare now. What really happened to being honest, and straightforward with the people close to us? Why is it so hard nowadays to have even one genuine friendship/ relationship? Seems like we have become so used to being diplomatic and political in our lives - with our colleagues, bosses, relatives, at social functions, on social media that consciously or unconsciously we have started to play games even with the people we care about, the people we supposedly “love”.It is sad that we aren’t truly ourselves even at home with our family. As parents we are pressurising the kids to pursue activities that make us look good in the society. We’d rather have our children go for an extra class than sit and spend time, and bond with us. As kids, we are manipulating the parents to get what we want. We have literally started to have two different personalities - one around our parents and another in our social circle. Both of which are, unfortunately, a facade. Whether we are married, or in a relationship for years, majority of us are still finding our relationship empty. Still lacking in emotional connect. Inevitably, we end up either trying to find that connect outside or finding meaning in other things.Interestingly, the latest trend is to infact show the opposite of what we are truly feeling. I have a huge crush on this girl. The logical behaviour would be to go and ask her out on a date, right? But no, I wouldn’t even give her subtle hints that I like her. Instead, I would be nonchalant around her, act busy and hard to get.We have become experts in making that poker face; life has in turn become nothing more than a poker game; and the fellow human beings, our opponents.When, really, was the last time you were truly honest with someone, about your feelings, your insecurities, your dreams, your passions, your worries and your hopes? When was the last time you had a long chat with someone without diplomacy, without filters, and without any ulterior motive? Just a genuine, sincere and profound conversation about you, your life and future?The irony is that our expectations from relationships have not shrunk. We still want mature relationships. We want that deep connect, that sense of belonging. But we just don’t have the courage to let our guards down. We don’t have the patience and time to build on that bond. We have become so busy chasing materialistic dreams that we are forgetting that real success is about happiness. It is about having close people around who genuinely care for you. It is about joy of sharing our passions, of bonding with another human being on a deeper level, and of loving wholeheartedly.I read somewhere that we are turning into a scared generation – scared to fall in love, scared to commit, scared to fall, scared to get hurt, scared to get our hearts broken. So much that we don’t allow anyone in, nor do we step out and love anyone unconditionally. We lurk from behind walls we’ve created ourselves, looking for love and running away the moment we really find it. We don’t want to be vulnerable. We don’t want to bare our soul to anyone. We’re too guarded.Yes, it can get difficult to let people in, in this devious world. It is difficult to trust, to be vulnerable, to show your weaknesses. You can be taken advantage of, you can be betrayed, you may be judged for your flaws. But we have to realise that this fear is making us miss out on the most beautiful range of emotions, and bonds - something that we all are looking for on a deeper level. Try and remember that feeling. We all have felt it sometime in our lives, during our childhood, or with that one close friend. Try and remember how beautiful it was, to just be you - in complete sense without having to fake any emotions, without having to lie, or hide, or make up something, to be able to share your hopes and dreams, and passions with another human being. And in return to be able to be that container for another human being, and hear them tell you about a whole new side of them. That feeling is something that no money, fame, popularity can give you.The good news is that we all know by instinct - the people who will take advantage of us and the ones who will love us even more for trusting them, and for showing them the whole of ourselves! There have been several studies too which have proven that more often than not, our instincts are right. So the probability of getting cheated or betrayed really isn’t that high. So go tell your crush about your feelings towards her; tell your spouse about the insecurities you’ve been feeling; tell your parents about your real passions, hopes and dreams. Start letting people in, start telling them what you really feel.  You’ll notice that soon they start letting you in too. And you know what, that’s when the magic unfolds. The truth is, those deep, genuine, unconditional kind of relationships - the kind we see in movies, the kind we read in fairy tales, the kind we’ve always wanted and are looking for, do exist. If only we removed the facades we have added to ourselves.

Chemical Free Facial With Medicinal Herbs!!!

Dr. Bharati Gidwani, Ayurveda
Get flawless, fairer, naturally glowing skin with safe,sure, secure medicinal herbs!There is an alarming increase in the number of cancer patients over a last decade.Be very careful when using cosmetics, beauty creams & chemical treatment; particularly for facial skin.The time has come to be vigilant about your delicate skin & save it from the hazardous effects of chemicals! The effects of chemicals in cosmetics, can be more than just skin deep. Research indicates these ‘Chemicals’ can damage your skin & in the long term affect your body.  For example, some of the antiperspirants are found to cause breast cancer!Number  of synthetic chemicals are used in cosmetic products like lipstick, lotion, shampoo and shaving cream. They can cause allergies, pimples, permanent blemishes & even cancer!The best way is to enhance your natural beauty.Chemical free skin treatments are based on traditional medical science of Ayurveda. These  can be for Soothing, complexion enhancing & exfoliating. Let your doctor make a correct choice to suit your skin type & problem. Chemical-free skin exfoliation is a magnificent facial; effective for permanent cure from acne (pimples), scars, pigments, dark circles & wrinkles. This is a research based therapy in which, combinations of fresh medicinal herbs are applied to the skin. Fresh herbs are chosen according to their curative effects on skin. The herbs are to be used fresh to utilize their potency  & the formula differs according to skin type & disease.Experience the soothing fresh aroma of  herbs, nourish your skin & rejuvenate!How this facial is done & for further info please refer to next article '3 steps to grab attention"!

Your Ultimate Guide to Korean Beauty - drdanielchang.com

Dr. Daniel Chang, Aesthetic Medicine
DRDANIELCHANG.COM Dr Daniel Chang reviews existing Korean treatments and protocols and shares his unbiased insight. 1) Injectibles. Fillers. Botox:  Nose, chin, temple, cheeks, laugh line, jawline, undereye Fillers, botox, micro botox, Threadlifts, skinboostersFillers, and a GLOBAL approach to beauty for enhancement, with emphasis on harmonising your Nose, Cheek and Chin2) Energy based treatments: Korean HIFU DOUBLO, Korean Lasers, Ultrasound, Microneedling (Carbon laser, micro needling, KPL – Korean pulsed light, BBL)3) Regenerative medicine – PRP( platelet rich plasma) and Stem cell renewal treatment – COMING SOONToday, I am going to do an overview of Aesthetic treatments, and share with you GOLDEN principles to beauty.Everyone wants to fulfil the highest, purest, truest expression of yourself. As taken from Oprah.Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.Your greatest beauty is when you express yourself.If something is important enough, you do it, even if  your critics tell you otherwise.OBJECTIVEWhy we do this?Identify your face shapeWhat options do we have  – FACE | SKIN | HAIR|  BODYHow do we age? –  VideoVideo on fillers and threads.HAIR – Alopecia and Hirsutism – In the previous articleWeight loss programme  – Previous articleWHY?•        Rapidly maturing population as medical advances raise life expectancy•        Non-invasive treatments are the trend. They are effective, safe, with ultra short downtime.•        Look Good. Feel Great.•        US market for Cosmetic Procedures reached US$17.5 billion in 2015How hot are you?Here is the classic finger trap test, taken from ABC news. Try it and see if you meet the criteria. =)American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2015 Annual Statistics•         Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures boomed, with more than 13.9 million                  procedures in 2014.•         Botulinum Toxin Type A (6.7 million procedures up 6 percent from 2013 to 2014)•         Soft tissue fillers (2.3 million procedures up 3 percent from 2013 to 2014)•         Chemical peel (1.2 million procedures up 7 percent from 2013 to 2014)•         Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures up 3 percent from 2013 to 2014)•         Microdermabrasion (881,905 procedures down 9 percent from 2013 to 2014)Ideal Asian Beauty?Its all about harmony and balance. A high nose may not suit every face. Similarly, a sharp chin may work well for some, but be unsuitable for others. Its not just about achieving the best nose and chin. Its about achieving the best features that complements and brings out the best in you.Ideal Western Beauty?What can we do?•       FACE | SKIN | BODY | HAIR•       SHAPE: Fillers. Botox. Threadlifts•       SKIN: Tone. Texture. Colour .Clarity. Achieved thru – Lasers. Medical Peels•       BODY: Lifestyle. Medication. Fat removal.•       HAIR: Hair growth. Hair removal.SHAPEWe ASIANS have Broad Features. Hence the key is for harmony and balance. Westerners have strong midline features. The science of beauty is based on Restoration, Enhancement and Rejuvenation.Golden Principle•        Principle – Restoration of tissue to original position•        3 levels – Soft tissue. Bone. Skin.The Maturing FaceAllow me to share with you an  Incredible video shows a young girl growing old Vector Principle Its principle is to restore and reposition your soft tissue, to its original position.SKIN•       Medical Peels•       AHA•       BHA•       Others•       Indication – To refresh your skin.•       Conduct – Once a month treatment.•       Risks – Redness, skin hyper and hypopigmentation.LASERSHere is an excellent introduction to lasers.Here is an elegant video on filler injections.ThreadliftsHere is one of my favourite videos that demonstrates a thread lift procedure.  The following illustrations are for educational purposes only. They do not represent patient photos. Arguably the best video on nose threads. =)Anatomy of the faceThe golden principle is as we age, we lose volume in theSkin – We start losing collagen from age 25.Bone – Bony resorption occurs and our chin, maxilla and orbits become gradually sunken.Soft Tissue – We lost volume in our cheeks, temples and lips.The cartoons below elegantly demonstrates this.Bony resorption.Skin loses collagen and elastin and gradually thins outLoss of soft tissue volume around the eyes, cheeks and jawline.So I hope this has been useful. Feel free to pm me should you have any queries. Have a bold and beautiful week ahead!Professional Statement•          We know it’s always a challenge to find someone you can trust. We know and we CARE. We know no one is perfect and we too have our shortcomings. But, we are dedicated to doing our very BEST for you. We are here for you, and here to journey with you on your Aesthetic dream. TRANSFORM your solitary fantasies into a million realities. Fulfil the highest, truest, purest expression of yourself. Making ASIA, more beautiful, one face at a time.Dr DANIEL CHANG |POET | CATHOLIC | TRIATHLETE |•          Drdanielchang1107@gmail.com•          DRDANIELCHANG.COM

5 Diet Tips for Youthful Skin:

Ms. Shalmali Sharma, Dietitian/Nutritionist
A beautiful, radiant and glowing skin is every girl's dream.So follow these tips and get great youthful skin.1.Eat lots of vegetables: Vegetables will also provide you with plenty of fiber and antioxidants. For example roast parsnips can bring up our blood sugar more than pure table sugar. Good fruit options are berries, as they are relatively low in sugar and high in antioxidants.2.Cut out the sugar: The less sugar we eat, the better it is. Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame should be strictly avoided. Not only are they nasty chemical substances, but they have also been connected to obesity and diabetes.3.Eat more healthy fat: One of the crucial things our body and our skin needs for long-term health is fat. The increase in fat consumption has to be done in conjunction with sugar and grain reduction. 4.Don't forget your daily protein: Protein provides important building blocks for our entire body. However, our body has little capacity to store protein. So, to supply our body and skin with all it needs, we have to provide it with sufficient amounts of protein on a daily basis.5.Spice up your life: Herbs and spices including rosemary, garlic, cur cumin and cinnamon are a great addition to any skin health and longevity eating plan. Not only do spices greatly add flavor and variety of our food, but they also contain bio active substances with positive effects on general health, skin and life span.Sleep well and Drink lots of water .

6 Surprising Beauty Hacks Using Coconut Oil

Dr. Amee Daxini, Dermatologist
We unintentionally end up using expensive and dangerous body care products to do the beauty trick for us. But here’s a little inside information -- your humble coconut oil is a multi-tasker that can take care of almost anything.Look after those locks:Use coconut oil instead of serum to tame your hair, since the latter causes extensive hair fall. Warm a little oil in your hands and run your fingers through your hair. For deep conditioning minus those chemicals, leave the oil in your hair all day.Mascara massacre:You no longer have to worry about chemicals from artificial makeup removers getting into your eyes and damaging the delicate, thin skin around your eyes. Remove that stubborn eye makeup gently using small quantities of coconut oil using a cotton pad.Under those arms:Bid goodbye to underarm darkness caused by chemicals in your deodorant spray. Instead, use coconut oil as it contains lauric acid which kills odor-causing bacteria. Dab small quantities under your arms and stay fresh all day long.Raisin skin:Artificial anti-aging creams use a lot of chemicals that cause more damage than good. Coconut oil, on the other hand, has been praised for its natural anti-aging properties. It speeds up collagen production and makes your skin look supple and youthful. Apply it as an eye cream to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to keep skin smooth.Chappy lips:When lip balms or gels are applied, there is a possibility of accidentally consuming it. The toxic chemicals from these products cause stomach aches and indigestion, among other side-effects. Coconut oil gives you an ideal alternative; even if consumed, it won’t harm your system. Now isn’t that a win-win situation!On the inside:Coconut oil contains saturated fats or medium chain fatty acids (triglycerides) which have strong disinfectant and anti-microbial properties. When consumed in your diet, it has the ability to boost your immunity and increase energy levels. No wonder Malayalis cook with this essential oil!

Golden Opportunity to Participate in a Ageless Medica Beauty Pageant Grand Event on 23 Oct 2016

Dr. Jagdip Shah, Gynecologist/Obstetrician
Ageless Medica has come up with a unique Beauty Contest where health, Fitness and beauty along with personality and grace are judged by team of expert doctors, professionals and celebrities. Cause: Today many youngsters spoil their health and fitness which in later years become burdensome. Alcohol and smoking is becoming more prevalent in girls and ladies also. As a gynecologist practicing since 32 years he see’s many young girls and women have health problems of PCOS / fertility and many young men have problems of sexual weakness and fertility.This contest is an effort to create awareness in society that beauty is not skin deep, it's far more.We request you to visit our web page for more details for the event. http://www.agelessmedica.com/beauty-pageant-2016/ EVENT IN BRIEFThis event will have 20 female finalists on the ramp divided in two groups i.e. Ms.  & Mrs.Age Group 19-25 & 26-40 ( 10 each ), we have to select 1 winners and 2 Runner up in each category.Approx 100 participants will undergo initial evaluation Blood Tests, Body composition Test, Fitness Test, and evaluation by different experts like physician, dietician, dentist, gynaecologist, dermatologist, psychologist, Image consultant and fitness trainer. Out of that 10 candidates will be selected as finalists.Approximately Rs 4000 worth check ups will be given to each participant + many attractive offers from Ageless Medica and different sponsors.All medical check ups will be done atAgeless Medica Clinic 45/46, Powai Plaza Mall, Opp. IIT campus, Hiranandani, Powai 400076Tel - 022 25709006, 25709007Our Chief Guest is most respected Padma Shri Awardee Mrs Kalpana Saroj. She is winner of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule award from Ex Prime Minister Shri V. P. Singh. Currently Chairperson of Kamani Tubes and Mahila BankGuest of Honour Miss Varuna Divekar won the Title Miss Mumbai 2009, Miss Tiara 2015 Our JUDGES panel comprises renowned professionals and celebrities 1. Dr Hemang Shah - Senior Dentist and Smile consultant will give marks on SMILE 2. Mr Pankaj Liya - Renowned photographer with 40 years of experience in Film and wedding photography, will give marks on photogenic features.3. Ms Hetal Dave - A only Sumo wrestler of India will evaluate body image and built. 4. Ms Komal Thacker - Renowned  Hindi and Gujarati film actress will give marks on Beauty 5. Ms Neha Gupta - Renowned Image consultant will give marks on Dress, Expression, walk and talkGet a chance to WinBecome a Brand Ambassador of Ageless MedicaGet Portfolio Photo shootGuidance from Image Consultant on dressing skills, etiquette, body language.Attractive Gift Hampers and many more…..Please help us in propagating message of Ageless Medica to youngsters of this generation to save their health and fitness. Encourage maximum number of youngsters to participate in this contestWe have top brands of Gyms, Health product Firms, Fitness Center, Jewelry, Banks, Beauty Firms, Pharmacy Companies, Insurance firms, Medical societies, Colleges; IT firms sponsoring and partnering us to make this event a huge success.Regards, Ratnamala More. Executive Officer9869471143Ageless Medica Health Management Pvt. Ltd. 45/46, Powai Plaza, Opp. Pizza Hut, Hiranandani, Powai, Mumbai - 400076. Phone 022-25709006/07.Email Id: agelessmedica@gmail.comWebsite www.agelessmedica.com

9 Tips for Healthy Skin and Hair in Winter

Dr. Hardik S Pitroda, Dermatologist
Winter – the onset of weddings, festivities, vacation and parties. Time to rev up, let your hair down, sing, dance and enjoy the best of times with your friends and family. It’s but natural that you ought to look your gorgeous self at each and every occasion. But winter does make this difficult. Dry skin and hair can rob you of your natural glow. With these basic tips, it is possible to look your best this winter:1. Keep it lukewarmWinter is the time when your skin and hair need maximum attention. Though the idea of piping hot water is very tempting, stick to a lukewarm water bath every day. Make sure to use a mild non-drying soap or a moisturizing soap.2. ExfoliateDuring winters, the varying temperature outdoors and indoors can have a major effect on the skin. While taking a shower, get into the habit of exfoliating with a loofah so as to remove layers of dead skin and make way for new healthy skin cells.3. Make moisturizer your daily companionNeedless to say, choose a really good moisturizer to keep the skin moisturized and soft. Pay special attention to the exposed parts (and the most affected areas) like your hands, nails, feet and lips. Keep them well moisturized at all times. Use a lip balm to keep your lips soft and supple.4. Sunscreen is not just for summersWear a sunscreen when you step out in the open. In fact, it should be a part of your daily routine throughout the year and especially during the winters. This is the time when it may seem that you don’t need protection from the sun but you really do!5. Avoid excess use of deodorantsAs you hardly tend to sweat during winter, it’s best to restrict the usage of deodorants which contain high alcohol content. These products tend to strip away the skin’s moisture leaving your skin dry. Go for alcohol-free products instead.6. Conditioner is a mustSince you don’t sweat much in winter, don’t shampoo too often as it may dry out the scalp and hair. Use a mild shampoo and lukewarm water as very hot water can be harmful to your hair and scalp. And don’t forget the conditioner. If you want to go natural, coconut milk is an excellent conditioner.7. Oil your hair regularlyHowever busy your schedule is, don’t skip the oil your hair needs. It will help regulate the blood circulation and keep your scalp moisturized. 8. Style wiselySay no to hair dryers/ flat irons/ curl irons. These hair styling instruments work on the principle of heat, which when used during winters make matters worse. Instead use the cool setting of the dryer which though may take longer to dry but it would retain the moisture. Choose wooden hair brushes or combs instead of plastic. This is to fight the static hair caused by absence of moisture. If it fits in your schedule and budget, visit a good salon for protein treatment.9. Cover with careWhile woolen caps, scarves and stoles may make a style statement, it can also be the cause of hair breakage especially at the nape of your neck or forehead. Don’t try to be over-protective by wearing them tightly around your head. Leave sufficient space for air circulation in the scalp.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels

Dr. Nithya Raghunath, Dermatologist
What are chemical peels?Chemical peels involve the use of an exfoliating chemical mixture that removes damaged or older layers of skin. The chemical mixture often includes one of three chemicals: alpha hydroxyl acid, trichloroacetic acid or phenol or a combination.How are they performed?Doctors use one of three strengths to achieve the desired results. Mild peels, also called superficial peels, are safe for all skin types. Medium strength peels usually include trichloroacetic acid and create deeper exfoliation on the skin. Deep phenol peels are commonly not used on people with darker skin because they can end up bleaching the skin. The chemical peel is applied to the face in layers and left on the skin for the appropriate amount of time. After the peel is removed, the skin is cleansed and an antibacterial cream is applied.How should I prepare my skin for the procedure?Prior to your appointment with the dermatologist, you will wash your face, apply sunscreen, and apply moisturizer at least once a day. This helps to ensure that the chemical peel works evenly on all areas of your skin. The doctor goes over the daily routine with you beforehand.What are the risks?Risks during a chemical peel are rare. Deep chemical peels have more risks than a mild peel. The risks include allergic reaction to the ingredients, crusting of the skin, increased risk of sunburn, infection, organ failure, redness, scarring, skin discoloration, and swelling.What should I expect following a chemical peel?Following a chemical peel, your skin may feel tight. You may look like you’ve had a bad sunburn. Try to avoid making facial expressions for a few days to prevent tearing or bleeding. Continue following the skincare regimen given to you by your dermatologist. Do not go out in the sun for a few days or peel off the loose skin. Let the skin fall off naturally or scarring may occur.How noticeable are the results?The results depend on the level of chemical peel performed. Mild peels remove the superficial layers of skin, so minor changes are seen. Medium peels reduce fine lines and damage from the sun. Deep peels tighten the skin and eliminate deep wrinkles.