Should chemical peels be used around the eyes?

You must be very careful when applying around the eyes as this area is very sensitive. I would avoid applying it to this area until you have some understanding of how your skin reacts to the peel. Always apply to the eye area separately from the rest of the face, and only after you know how you respond to the Glycolic and Lactic acids. In this way you can then better estimate how long you can leave it in the eye area… most likely 30 seconds and then remove it to avoid irritation. Be very careful to not to get any in your eyes. If this happens wash repeatedly with cool water for 5-7 minutes… but this is uncomfortable, so its better not to get it in your eyes.