Are Peels For The Skin Of The Feet And Hands Dangerous?

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I am 15 years old. I want to try using peels, because the skin on my feet and hands is dry and black. My feet also have many scars. Can I use it?

1 Answer:

Hello Liaanur,


Thank you for the question. Peeling is a procedure to remove dead skin using a chemical substance which is usually done on the face. This action can also stimulate new cell growth. The new layer of skin will be smoother and more sensitive to sunlight. The use of peels should be as recommended by a doctor because this procedure has its own risks.


Apart from increasing age, dry skin can be caused by various other things such as irritation to the skin, for example due to the use of inappropriate soap, rubbing the skin too hard when bathing, drying the body immediately after bathing, changes in weather. lack of consumption of body fluids, and have certain skin conditions such as dermatitis. You can deal with dry skin in simple ways but these ways must be done consistently. You can do the following suggestions:

choose a mild soap
avoid rubbing the skin too vigorously when bathing
bathing is a way to restore skin moisture, so you are not advised to shower too fast or too long. It is recommended that you take a shower for 5-10 minutes
use a skin moisturizer after bathing
consume more water
avoid sun exposure
If dry skin is caused by certain skin problems please treat your condition in consultation with your doctor

Scars can cause discoloration of the skin that becomes darker or in the form of changes in the surface of the skin. Skin scars in the form of discolored skin can generally be treated with the use of creams containing vitamin C, vitamin E, arbutin, and kojic acid. While scars in the form of skin discoloration require certain actions by skin specialists such as dermabrasion, lasers, steroid injections, and others. You can try using over-the-counter skin care products with these ingredients. Make sure the product is registered with BPOM. If these efforts do not produce results, consult further with a dermatologist.


Please read: Remove scars


I hope this helps.


Dr. Aloisia


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