Glycolic acid is one of the most popular ingredients in cosmetics and often it is the main active ingredient in resurfacing peels. These are great to give you glowing, radiant and smooth skin, that’s why celebrities and movie stars love it. If you feel tempted and would like to try a Glycolic Peel there are a few facts worth knowing before you try Glycolic Peel at home.
The very basics you should know to use Glycolic peel at home.
1. Products with glycolic acid are safe to use at home if you follow the instructions correctly.
2. Choose brands which you can trust to make sure that you’re using the best possible strength and formulation, as glycolic acid is quite an intense ingredient. (Liquid Gold from Alpha -H or Murad Resurfacing Peel are among my favourites).
3. Make a test patch on a sensitive skin area. You can try it behind your ear or inner side of your arm before you use it on your face.
4. Depending from the strength of the formula you may sometimes feel a slight itching/tingling sensation; this is normal as long as it’s not painful.
6. After the treatment your skin may be a little bit red or sometimes you may notice a few pimples. This should clear out within a day or two, revealing beautifully glowing and smooth skin.
We love it so much because…
9. Glycolic acid also boosts your skins collagen production and that’s why it’s also one of the best anti-aging ingredients.
10. Resurfacing peels are great to smooth the skins texture, refine pores and reduce acne scaring. Using Glycolic Peel at home, gives your great skin without a need of expensive visits to the beautician.
11. It’s an ultimate treatment for the red carpet ready complexion.
Don’t get so excited… it might not be for you!
12. If your skin is very sensitive I’d recommend you to try a salon treatment first to see if you like the result and most importantly if your skin will respond to the treatment in the correct way.
13. If you use a glycolic peel at home avoid any other exfoliating products up to 2 days before you’re planning to have a glycolic peel. Using too much exfoliating treatment can cause your skin to be over sensitive and react to the products.
14. Over time your skin will become less sensitised to glycolic acid as you repeat the treatment, but you’ll still see the same or even better results.
15. Glycolic peel is not recommended if you have sensitive skin, prone to redness, itching or burning.
It’s a great beauty treatment, however like most intense treatments it might not be for everyone. In my opinion it’s one of those you either love or hate it beauty treatments.
Have you ever used any resurfacing treatment or used any product based on glycolic acid? What was your experience?