A Simple Guide to Acid Peels

A Simple Guide to Acid Peels

Many of us are clueless when it comes 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 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

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: It is a less irritating peel. It evens skin tone, lighten pigmentation, and reduces appearance of wrinkles and age spots, can be moisturizing,

Best for: all skin types especially for hyper-pigmented skin

TCA: It is stronger than Glycolic. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars, skin tightening, large pores, sun-damaged skin.

Best for: lighter complexion

Fruit enzyme: some are papaya, pineapple, pumpkin, etc. They promote cell renewal, anti-bacterial

Best for: rosacea, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin

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