Facial peels are a powerful tool for keeping your skin fresh and healthy. They use ingredients to carefully remove the top few layers of your skin which does two things. First, it gets rid of any dead cells or dirt that’s clogging up your pores, and secondly it forces your body to increase production of new skin cells and replace the removed layers with brand-new skin. The result is a clean, fresh layer of beautiful skin that’s free of many lingering imperfections.

What Exactly Can Facial Peels Fix?

A facial peel gives you an all new layer of skin, but it only goes skin deep. While peels work wonders on fine lines, acne, clogged pores and minor skin tone issues, they cannot improve damage from scars, deep wrinkles, or birthmarks.

Are Facial Peels Dangerous?

Generally speaking, no. Skin care technology has come a long way and there is very little risk of your skin becoming blotchy after a skin peel. Some minor redness may appear, but it usually only lasts a few minutes after the peel itself. Prompt application of a moisturizer and vigilant use of sunscreen will help protect your brand new layer of skin. Peels are great for people with dry or oily skin but not people with rosacea or eczema. If you have any sort of medical skin condition, consult your dermatologist before getting a peel.

What Sort of Peel Should I Get?

Antioxidant, glycolic, and pomegranate peels are designed to keep skin moist and eliminate wrinkles. Salicylic acid peels are especially helpful at cleansing pores and removing acne. Some peels, like the ZO 3-Step Peel do everything at once, enabling you to eliminate wrinkles and acne at the same time. Home peel kits generally have lower concentrations of acid than the kind of peel you would get at a clinic. They can be effective for some skin types and conditions, but they are usually not quite as potent, or fast as professionally applied peels.

Re-Apply for Best Results

In order to get the best results, most experts recommend a series of four to six peels executed between 14 and 30 days apart. This ensures that your peeling regimen removes all of your old skin, leaving you with an entirely fresh dermis. You will be totally free of acne and small wrinkles, meaning all you have to focus on is maintenance!