A Simple Guide to Acid Peels
Many of us are clueless when it comes to chemical peels. There are many kinds with different levels and variations. So here’s a simple chart to guide you in deciding which peels are right for your skin. We also recommend consulting your dermatologist first to further help you in your quest in finding the best chemical peel for you.
Glycolic: The most common peel. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, increases cell turn over rate, removes dead skin cells, and it is skin brightening.
Best for: all skin types especially with wrinkles and fine lines. Some sensitive types might have issues as it is a deeply penetrating peel.
Salicylic: It can penetrate deeper into skin. It helps control acne, eliminates blackheads and whiteheads, clarifies skin, and reduces pore blockage.
Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin
Lactic: A less irritating peel. It evens skin tone, lighten pigmentation, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. It is a natural humectant and acts as a great moisturizer.
Best for: All skin types especially for hyper-pigmented skin, dry/sensitive, and mature skin
TCA: A medium strength peel. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars, skin tightening, large pores, sun-damaged skin.
Best for: All skin issues, but better for lighter complexions
Fruit enzyme: Some examples are papaya, pineapple, pumpkin, etc. They promote cell renewal, anti-bacterial with a gentle delivery.
Best for: rosacea, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin