A home glycolic acid peel will really help to rejuvenate your skin. It’s a simple and effective way to enhance skin tone, remove minor scars, wrinkles, dark skin spots, and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
There are numerous types of acid peel available, but of them all, glycolic acid is probably the most recognized. Home glycolic peels are safe to use and are available from 30% – 70% concentration.
Despite the name, a glycolic acid peel is very mild. The application is simple and the effects can be significant. Lets look at what to expect from a glycolic home acid peel, what you need to do before, during and after the treatment process.
An acid peel is designed to eliminate dead skin cells in the upper layers of skin. Basically, a chemical exfoliation. After treatment blemishes should be significantly reduced. Glycolic acid has the additional benefit of allowing moisturizers to be drawn much more effectively into the skin, so any serums applied after treatment will work much better.
Avoid hair removal in the area to be treated for at least 2 days before the treatment. Before applying the glycolic acid peel you should gently exfoliate and thoroughly cleanse the skin. The liquid solution of glycolic acid is then applied to the area in question. After the treatment and depending on the strength of peel used and your skin type, you may experience very minor skin irritation, either itchiness or slight redness. The skin may appear slightly chapped, but this is normal and will disappear rapidly.
- It’s very important to look after your skin after treatment.
- Avoid washing the face once you have completed the treatment.
- Apply a suitable moisturizing cream or serum.
- SPF 30 minimum at all times. Apply sparingly to allow the skin to breathe.
- No excessive exercise for 2 days. Avoid putting pressure on the skin to sweat etc.
- Wear a hat when outside until healing has finished.
Following the treatment, your skin will have a vital and healthy glow. Skin cell renewal will be vastly improved resulting in much faster regeneration of new skin. Wrinkles will appear reduced immediately after the treatment. You will find skin discoloration has noticably improved, leaving you with a much more even skin tone.
By using a simple glycolic acid peel at home, and being diligent with your skin care following the treatment, there is no doubt that a home acid peel is one of the fastest ways to get a great complexion.