Everything You Need to Know About Lactic Acid Peels

What are Lactic Acid Peels?

Lactic acid peels are used to treat acne scars, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage and other skin problems. They have been around since ancient times but only became popular in the last few years. There are two types of lactic acid peels: chemical and non-chemical. Chemical peels usually involve using acids or salicylic acid (a derivative of aspirin). Non-chemical peels involve using different kinds of products such as creams, gels, ointments, lotions and even lasers.

How do I get a Lactic Acid Peel?

There are many ways to get a lactic acid peel. You can go to your dermatologist for one if you have any concerns about it. If not then there are several online sites where you can order a lactic acid peel from. You can also try going to a spa where they will give you one.

If you want to get a lactic acid peel without spending money, there are some places that offer them free of charge. These include spas and beauty supply stores.

Some of these places may not be reputable so make sure you read reviews before making your decision. Here are some resources that might help:

Where Can I Get A Lactic Acid Peel?

Once you’ve decided that you want a lactic acid peel, you should try to find one near you. In order to do this, try searching for ‘lactic acid peel near me’ or something similar. You will be able to find spas, dermatologists and other medical offices in your area that offer them. If these aren’t nearby, you can always search online instead. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying a lactic acid peel online:

What is the cost of shipping?

What is their return policy?

What forms of payment do they accept?

How long will it take to arrive?

Is customer service helpful if you have any questions or concerns?

Ideally you want a site that has competitive prices, a reasonable shipping charge, a good track record and has all the features you need.

How To Use A Lactic Acid Peel?

The usage instructions will be on the package or website where you purchased it from. If not, ask the seller or do an internet search for general usage instructions. Here are some general tips you can try:

Before applying your lactic acid peel, wash your face with a mild cleanser such as Cetaphil. Pat dry and allow it to air dry before moving on to the next step.

Some peels come with an activator and some do not. If yours has one, apply it before continuing.

Use the solution sparingly. A little goes a long way.

Gently rub the lactic acid peel onto your face using circular motions. When you’ve applied it evenly, allow it to dry for the time recommended by the manufacturer.

When the recommended time is up, rinse off your lactic acid peel thoroughly.

Moisturize your face after using the peel. Apply sunscreen if necessary.

Lactic acid peels can cause your skin to be more sensitive to the sun so apply and use a sunscreen if necessary. You should also avoid unnecessary sun exposure for at least 48 hours after using this product.

Peeling is normal but should not be excessive. If you’re experiencing excessive peeling, reduce the frequency of use or discontinue use altogether.

When and How Should I Use a Lactic Acid Peel?

Lactic acid peels should not be a part of your daily skin care routine. They are for special occasions when you want to enhance the look of your face. Use them sparingly and try to stay within the recommended time frame and concentration levels unless otherwise directed by a medical professional..

Are Lactic Acid Peels Safe?

Lactic acid peels are safe for most people but as with all skin care products, certain individuals may experience adverse reactions. If you have sensitive skin, it is possible that using a lactic acid peel may make your face more red and irritated looking than normal. You should also avoid lactic acid peels if you are allergic to milk or anything else that it contains. Pregnant women should avoid lactic acid peels.

What Are The Benefits Of Using A Lactic Acid Peel?

Lactic acid peels are one of the mildest chemical peels available in the market. They can improve your skin’s texture and tone as well as reduce brown spots, age spots, acne scars and even help get rid of blackheads.

Are Lactic Acid Peels Safe For Oily Skin?

Yes, lactic acid peels are safe for use on all skin types. However, if you have sensitive skin or have not used a lactic acid peel before, it is a good idea to do a patch test first behind your ear or on your wrist. This helps determine how your skin will react and if you will experience any adverse skin reactions.

When and How Should I Use a Glycolic Acid Peel?

Glycolic acid peels are one of the most commonly used chemical peels. They are easy to use and effective at treating signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, and acne. Their exfoliating properties also make them ideal for those with dry skin. Using glycolic acid peels regularly can make your skin look vibrant, feel softer, and look years younger.

Before applying a glycolic acid peel, it is a good idea to cleanse your face and apply a thin layer of moisturizer. This ensures that the peel has something to bond with and allows it to work more effectively.

How Should I Apply A Glycolic Acid Peel?

Before applying the peel, you should wash your face or at least clean it. Pat the skin dry and apply the chemical peel on your face evenly and carefully. Make sure you apply the peel to all the areas that need to be treated.

Leave the chemical peel on your face for a few minutes. The exact time will vary depending on the concentration of glycolic acid in the product as well as your skin’s sensitivity and the size of the area that needs to be peeled.

Be very careful not to leave the peel on for too long as this can cause skin irritation or even burns.

Once the recommended time has passed, rinse off the chemical peel with water. Pat your skin dry and apply a light moisturizer.

You should also apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher when going out as glycolic acid increases your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.

How Often Should I Do A Glycolic Acid Peel?

Most people can use a glycolic acid peel once every week or two, depending on the concentration and size of the chemical peel. If the peel is too strong or your skin is sensitive, you should wait at least five days before using it again. If your peel is at a lower concentration of glycolic acid or if your skin can handle stronger ones, you may be able to use it once every five days. Always do a test patch first to make sure your skin can handle it.

Are There Any Side Effects Of Using A Glycolic Peel?

Glycolic acid peels are generally safe to use as long as you do not leave them on for too long. Otherwise, you may experience dryness, stinging, redness, swelling, and itchiness. If you experience severe reactions, such as blisters or bleeding, seek medical attention immediately.

What Should I Do After Applying The Peel?

After using your glycolic peel, it is important to take good care of your skin afterward. Always use a moisturizer and steer clear of sun exposure for at least a day after the peel. If you use the peel too frequently, your skin may dry out and become more susceptible to damage. Make sure you wait at least five days between peels if this is the case.

Do not pick at any peeling skin as this can cause scarring and discoloration. Always use sun protection and apply it carefully to avoid stretching your skin too much.

What Products Can I Use For A Chemical Peel At Home?

We carry a variety of different peels and kits containing the best ones. Choose from individual glycolic acid peels, kits combining multiple chemical peels for a lower price, as well as those that include a medical grade peel.

Our high quality peels come in a wide range of percentages so you can use one that is ideal for your skin type and needs. With our kits, you get an even better value for money and can try out several peels to see which one works best for you.

Home Chemical Peels vs. Medical Grade Peels

Our home chemical peels are not the same as professional or medical grade peels and it is important to understand the differences between them.

Home peels are designed for private use and are not made with the same concentration of acids or other substances as professional peels.

Professional peels are stronger than home peels and are usually only available through medical professionals, such as dermatologists. These are more effective than home peels but can cause side effects such as skin irritation.

Always make sure to follow all instructions carefully when using these products to prevent any issues.


Glycolic acid peels can promote a more even skin tone and smoother skin texture as well as reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles. They can also make your skin more prone to sunburn and you should always use a high-quality sunscreen when you are in the sun after using one of these products.

They also improve the appearance of scars while improving the appearance of your facial pores. There are a few different types and concentrations of glycolic acid available so it is important to pick the one that best suits your needs.

Also, you should never apply a stronger solution without guidance from a medical or beauty professional.

We carry a wide range of these peels for use at home as well as in salons and spas. Whether you want to try a single acid peel or want to get a kit that contains multiple peels, we have what you need.

If you have any questions about our peels or want to learn more about what they can do for you, please contact us here.

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