All You Need to Know: At-Home Face Peels
Updated: Apr 21
Whether you are interested in improving a dull complexion or targeting fine lines and wrinkles, an at-home peel is a helpful way to enhance and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin!
At-home peels typically contain:
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is quintessential in one’s skin care regimen as it prevents sun damage, increases collagen production, brightens the skin and most importantly, improves skin tone. The key to choosing a Vitamin C serum is to look for serums that contain L-ascorbic acid, the most active form of Vitamin C.
Retinol: Retinol is chemically derived from Vitamin A and greatly contributes to regulating cell growth and proliferation. Retinols have been used since 1971 for treatment of acne, skin aging as well as treatment of certain types of cancers of the skin and psoriasis. Retinols help promote and hasten skin turnover, thus aiding with evening out skin tone, dyspigmentation and non invasively smooth fine lines and wrinkles overtime.
Beta-hydroxyacids which includes Salicylic acid, which is used for the treatment of acne and photoaging. This ingredient is a class of “keratolytics” meaning it opens up the pores and removes excess scale. This ingredient is safe to use in darker skin types.
Alpha-hydroxyacids which includes glycolic and lactic acid, which is used for fine wrinkles, dyspigmentation and melasma ("mask of pregnancy").
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is an ingredient used in over-the-counter peels and in-office peels for the treatment of fine wrinkles, acne, dyspigmentation and melasma.
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