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Glycolic Acid Peels At Home – What To Expect

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.
  1. Avoid washing the face once you have completed the treatment.
  2. Apply a suitable moisturizing cream or serum.
  3. SPF 30 minimum at all times. Apply sparingly to allow the skin to breathe.
  4. No excessive exercise for 2 days. Avoid putting pressure on the skin to sweat etc.
  5. 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.

what is lactic acid peel good for

What Is Lactic Acid Peel Good For?

Lactic acid peels along with glycolic peels, are probably the best known and most used of all the home acid peels available.

Derived from sour milk, a lactic acid peel is very gentle, and can be used on even the most sensitive of skin types.

Although very mild, it has all the benefits of stronger peels, and good a choice as a starter peel if you are trying one for the first time. Different peels have different benefits, so what is a lactic acid peel good for? Continue reading

how often can I do an acid peel

How Often Can I Do A Glycolic Acid Peel?

Acid peels are fast becoming the treatment of choice for addressing the appearance of your skin. Acid peels are no longer a treatment reserved for celebrities and overpriced clinics.

Of all the treatments available, a home glycolic acid peel is by far the most popular of all the home kits around.

So how often can you do a glycolic acid peel? Continue reading

Alpha Hydroxy Peels

Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acid Peels – Double The Benefits

So which one? An Alpha or Beta peel?

Studies have shown that using a combination of both can have great results.

Let’s look at why using both alpha and beta acids (glycolic and salicylic) can achieve a safer and deeper peel than using a single acid peel on its own. Continue reading