ASK LESLEY – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PEEL AND A SCRUB?

Q: What’s the difference between a peel and a scrub?

A peel is a chemical exfoliator whereas a scrub is a physical exfoliator with a gritty texture. Both will exfoliate the top layer, remove dead skin cells, treat excess oil and help promote cell turnover to reveal brighter, clearer skin.

If you’re looking to tackle signs of ageing you should opt for a professional peel, which is generally more powerful and can be adapted to suit your skin type. If you want a quick glow, opt for a scrub.

Always wear sun protection, minimum SPF30 after any exfoliation treatment, as your skin will be extra sensitive to UV light.

If you’re using retinol, stop at least a week before a peel treatment as it could increase the absorption of any acid that’s applied.

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