Most of us have used glycolic acid products for homecare at least once or twice. If you wonder what difference is there between the home products that you might use and the facials you can take at professional salons, just keep on reading.
First, what are the benefits of a glycolic facial peel?
✔ If you are experiencing hyperpigmentation or skin aging issues, like fine lines and wrinkles, then a glycolic facial peel can be an excellent solution for you.
Being a powerful exfoliant, it can efficiently reduce the visible signs of aging. By removing the dead cells of the skin, it will look much fresher and younger.
✔ The facial can effectively erase sunspots, melasma, wrinkles, and even acne scars.
✔ Many clients wonder if they can use glycolic facial peel if they are experiencing active acne. For acne scars, the facial can be beneficial. And yes, even if you have active acne, due to its antibacterial properties, it can be used and it can have a positive impact on the skin.
However, if you have other skin issues, like psoriasis, rosacea, or eczema, you need to consult with a dermatologist before making a decision.
Also, in the case of pregnancy, bear in mind that lower concentrations of glycolic acid are not harmful, yet higher concentrations can still be harmful.
How does the peeling go?
The treatment starts with the cleansing of the skin. After that, the glycolic acid facial is applied carefully, to avoid the areas of eyes, nose, and mouth corners. A slight stinging sensation is normal as it indicates that the facial is working.
Afterward, the glycolic acid is commonly washed with water. After that, a cooling or soothing compress may be applied.
The after-treatment period is about 14 days. During this period, you should treat your skin with utmost care and gentleness.
Generally, the results become evident, when your skin starts to heal after the treatment. However, in some cases, you will need a number of treatments to see the results you want to see.