We provide a wide range of treatments at Liberty Hall and we are always looking to add new services that we know you will love. This is why we started our retinol radiance treatment, which is already becoming very popular. “Retinol” might be one of those terms that you hear mentioned everywhere in the beauty industry, but do you know what it means and what a retinol peel entails?

If you’re looking for a facial in Leicester, Liberty Hall is the place to come for a retinol peel. This article explores this effective and exciting treatment to tell you want to expect during the peel process and how it will leave you feeling afterwards.

What is a Retinol Peel?

A retinol peel is a type of chemical skin peel that smooths and rejuvenates the skin on your face, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and exfoliating so that you gain lasting results.

Retinol is a retinoid, which is derived from vitamin A. Given its structure, it can penetrate deeper into your skin and stimulate the production of new skin cells, helping you achieve a vibrant glow. When used in a peel, it has the added bonus of unclogging your pores and contributing to the health of your skin.

When we apply a retinol peel during a facial treatment, we prep and clean the area of your skin, ready for the peel. We then apply the peel using a brush or pad, ensuring that we provide an even finish to gain the desired result. Our customers feel a warm tingle as it absorbs into the skin. At this point, we apply the retinol cream and let it do its great work.

The retinol peel process takes around 20 minutes to half an hour to work, during which time you can sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet! 

What Happens After the Retinol Peel?

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Aftercare for a retinol peel is important. Although you will likely feel some very real results straight away, including smoothness and improved complexion, it takes a few days to really work its magic.

You should wash the peel off within around four to eight hours, depending on how sensitive your skin is. As we tailor all our treatments to each individual customer, we will be able to advise you on the length of time to keep it on based on our assessment of your skin.

You should avoid direct sunlight for the following week, using a good sun lotion with a reasonably high SPF, as well as a sunhat and shades if possible. It can take a week for the retinol to complete its healing and rejuvenation task, by which time you will feel that your skin is healthier, more nourished, better hydrated, more firm and with fewer wrinkles.

Benefits of a Retinol Peel

  • Retinol peels are great for keeping pores clear and preventing inflammation. This is helpful for acne, and using a retinol peel can reduce the number of acne breakouts that occur, as well as their severity too.
  • Reducing the signs of ageing is another key benefit of a retinol peel. The process of creating new skin cells gets slower as you grow older, meaning that your complexion suffers as a result. Retinol speeds the process back up, leaving you with fresher, brighter skin. It also promotes the production of collagen. You produce less collagen as you age, drying out your skin and providing more definition to wrinkles and fine lines. With retinol, you can kickstart collagen production and reduce the signs of ageing on your face.
  • Age is not the only cause of wrinkles. Sun damage also plays its part, as well as causing hyperpigmentation. Using a retinol peel makes your skin stronger and more resistant to the sun, reducing these effects. Bear in mind that you should continue to use sun cream for protection too.

Our Treatment

We are offering the Retinol Radiance Peel by Exuviance Professional as part of our services if you are looking for a facial in Leicester.

Not only does it use retinol, but it also combines neoglucosamine and polyhydroxy acids to peel, firm and exfoliates the skin, leaving you with glowing, hydrated skin that feels great.

Come and join us to get your retinol peel. Book online right now by picking the treatment you want, and the date and time that suits you best.

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