Why Men Should Have Diamond Peel
You read about it in magazines. You see your girl do it at the skin clinic. Being a real man not wanting to be identified with girlie stuff, you might be asking: What the hell is diamond peel?
Diamonds are really used in diamond peels. A device with dusts of diamond encrusted on the tip of a wand is used in skin exfoliation. Dead surface skin cells are vacuumed away as the diamond tipped wand is applied gently on the skin. Wand tips of varying sizes are used to get into tighter areas, such as around the eyes, nose and mouth. The treatment is safe, painless, without any downtime, and takes only 15 minutes.
So why should I exfoliate? Isn’t cleansing with soap and water enough?
Everyone over 30 years needs to exfoliate. Although the skin naturally sheds the dead top skin layer, the cell turnover starts to slowdown as we age. Dead skin cells pile up unevenly on the skin's surface, giving it a dry, rough, dull appearance. Exfoliation is beneficial because it removes those cells that are clinging on, revealing fresher, younger skin cells below.
Diamond peel may even be more beneficial on your face than that of a woman's. The skin on a man’s face contains larger pores, whiskers, and it produces more oil and sweat. Put all these factors together and a guy's face can have more trouble shedding those layers of dead skin cells.
Exfoliation also helps you in another way: It exposes your face's hair follicles, allowing for a better shave. And you very well know that a smoother shave is the most important part of your daily morning ritual.
Why does my Mom want my teen brothers to exfoliate?
Your brothers are more prone to acne than girls. Oily, acne prone skin cannot naturally shed dead skin cells. An outside means of exfoliation is necessary to help the process along. Regular diamond peel treatment can prevent the formation of blackheads and blemishes by keeping the follicles free of blockages. It also prevents skin from having enlarged pores. However, diamond peel is not advisable during episodes of acne breakouts. Exfoliating cleansers would be a better option.
Okay, you have convinced me. Can I have my diamond peel everyday?
Oh no, you should not over exfoliate. The cell turnover is every 28 days on the average. So you only need monthly treatment to help bring back your skin cell turnover to optimum level. Initially, you can have diamond peel treatment every two weeks, if you have virgin skin that’s very dry and rough. On your 3rd session, start your monthly session. Note that when you exfoliate, the more you need to wear daily sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection.
______________________________________________________________________________________This was published in the May 15, 2012 issue of Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Section. The author is the CEO of SkinStation. He received the 2011 Outstanding Chemist Award from Professional Regulations Commission for his achievements in the field of cosmetic chemistry. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.