Monday, January 10, 2011

How To Effectively Use Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel At Home

Glycolic acid is a popular skin peeling treatment because it’s natural and gentle for all skin types. For years, it has been the #1 choice and used by the finest dermatologists and spas around the world.

Although Glycolic Acid is a natural skin exfoliant and moisturizer, there’s some debate on the safety based on concentration levels of peels which ranges from 10% up to 70%.

“Glycolic acids play a major role in anti-aging and reversing sun damage but results are dependent on the concentration of the glycolic acid used, and not all glycolic acids are the same”. (

For example, for the peel to be effective, it should be more than 10% concentration. However, higher grades from 40% to 70% should be used by professionals. Make sure you read instructions carefully. Test the product on your hand for any reaction and always pay attention to your skin and how it feels.

How It Works

Glycolic Acid is an exfoliating agent and when the peel is applied to the skin it goes under the upper layers of the epidermis and removes the dead skin. This results in a smoother and more youthful appearance especially with use over time. The exfoliating effect also increases skin tissue hydration resulting in a more moisturized skin.

Benefits of Glycolic Acid Peel

With cumulative use, Glycolic Acid, plays a huge role in sun-damage reversal and anti-aging because of the increased collagen production from the exfoliation. Loss of collagen in the skin is what makes the skin looks mature and dull.

Glycolic Acid is effective for anti-aging skin, acne scars, helps to minimize pores, fade age spots, sun damage, to name a few benefits.

Because it stimulates collagen which gives your skin a more youthful look. If you want younger looking skin without going under the needles for Botox, this is a great alternative.

Some Ingredients To Look For

Glycolic Acid – it’s one of the mildest with virtually no downtime because of the natural exfoliation.

Lactic Acid – It’s a great peel for oily or dry skin as well as normal and sensitive skin.

Glucosamine – Helps remove dead and wrinkled skin that comes with aging. When it’s delivered deep into your upper layer skin with a chemical peel, it stimulates collagen, which reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

Salicylic Acid – is an oil soluble which is excellent for oily, acne skin, which needs to be cleansed and helps blackheads to be easily removed.

Some Side Effects Might Include

Redness, temporary burning sensation. After the peel your skin is more sensitive to sun exposure so be sure to apply sunscreen. As for downtime, it’s minimal and you shouldn’t have any long lasting discomfort.

Benefits of At Home Peel

Why spend a fortune at the dermatologist’s office? The average cost at a spa or dermatologist starts at around $120+ and up with just one treatment. An in home peel especially one with pharmaceutical grate is affordable, convenient, and you’ll get at least 4-6 uses.

**I’m Janette Stoll and passionate about using natural products. I enjoy sharing natural and organic products that I’m personally using with others. You can CLICK HERE and learn more about this in home chemical peel and other skin care products that I use daily.

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Elle said...

A glycolic acid cream works well as a daytime moisturizer on oily skin

Gillian said...

It works