How to Get Celebrity Perfect Skin Using Chemical Acid Peels

chemical acid peels

When you look in the mirror what do you see staring back at you? Is it acne, acne scars, sun-damage skin, wrinkles, uneven skin tone or just plain, dull, blah complexion? You simply can’t go through life putting up with bad skin. So what can you do to revitalize and invigorate your skin? Is it possible to get celebrity perfect (or near perfect) skin? Chemical acid peels can give you celebrity skin without the celebrity price tag. Peels can help with all of the above mentioned skin problems and then some.

Not only does this popular rejuvenation treatment clean up a host of skin conditions, it can also refresh and give new life to your skin, leaving you with a glowing complexion that would be the envy of your friends.

Who should NOT get a chemical peel

Peels are generally safe and are beneficial for the majority of people except if any of the following applies to you:

1. If you have a history of scarring, facial x-rays or cold sores that keep coming back

2. If you have large bulges, severe wrinkles and skin sags a chemical peel might not be right for you

3. You are pregnant or breast feeding

4. You are currently using Accutane or other dermatological drugs

5. You have a history of medical problems

6. You have extremely thin, sensitive or hyper-allergic skin

What you need to know before choosing your peel

Ok, so you’ve made the decision to go ahead and get a chemical peel. What’s next? I think the first thing you need to decide is whether you are going the diy route or have the procedure done by a professional or spa.

There are pros and cons for both options, most notably cost. Doing an at-home acid peel will definitely save you a bunch of money. Peels except the phenol peel, do require multiple treatments to experience the full benefits. So those trips to the spa or esthetician‎ can really add up fast.

While home skin peels can save you money, you’ll need to decide on which peel to buy in the right concentration for your particular skin needs. You can damage your skin if you do not follow the directions that come with the product.

With a professional treatment, all the decisions are made for you, just show up for your appointment. They will evaluate your skin and tell you what you need to do before and after your peel. Another option is for you to get your first peel or two done professionally to get a feel for what to expect, then switching to doing your own peels after that.


Going DIY

You’ve considered everything and you feel confident doing your own peels, here are some questions that you need answers to:

  • How do I put it on?
  • How long do I leave it on for?
  • How frequently do I need to use it?
  • Do I put anything on after?
  • Which chemical to start with, what strength to use?
  • Are peel kits better than buying just the solution by itself?
  • What should I expect from the peel?
  • How long does it take for the skin to recover?

I cover all of this and more in my free peel guide, which you can download instantly by clicking here.

Know what you want the peel to do for you

In order to avoid disappointed and wasting your money, you need to know why you want to have  an acid peel in the first place. In other words, what skin problem(s) do you want to treat.

  • Are you struggling with acne?
  • Do you want to reduce acne scars?
  • do you want to treat sun damage?
  • How about unclogging your pores?

Those are all skin conditions that chemical acid peels can help with. Now you’ve narrowed your options because you know what type of problem you want the peel to take care of. Another thing you need to take into consideration is your skin type and skin color. Do you have:

  • Oily skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Mature skin
  • Dark skin

Since some peels are better suited for particular skin types and color, you need to choose a peel that will work with your skin.

Peels at a glance

Chemical acid peels are broken down into three main groups:

  1. Light or superficial peels
  2. Medium depth peels
  3. Deep peels

For our purposes, we are only going to be talking about light and medium peels. The vast majority of diy peelers use superficial peels, with some brave souls stepping up to the medium dept peels. The most popular light peels are:

Glycolic acid – What will it do for you?

  • Beneficial for all skin types
  • Best at treating surface imperfections
  • No downtime and no heavy peeling
  • Gives you a smoother, brighter skin tone

What to expect:

  • Redness
  • Slight discomfort
  • Flaky skin
  • Dry skin
  • Requires a series of peels for optimal results

Salicylic Acid – What will it do for you?

  • Most beneficial for people with oily, acne prone skin
  • Great for treating uneven skin tone
  • An excellent peel to eliminate blackheads and clogged pores

What to expect:

  • Flaking
  • Burning
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Allergic reaction
  • Requires multiple treatments for best results

Lactic acid – What will it do for you?

  • Improve texture
  • Softer, smoother skin
  • Diminish fine wrinkles
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Reduce brown spots

What to expect:

  • Redness
  • Flaking
  • Scaling
  • Crusting
  • Discoloration
  • Sun sensitivity
  • Requires multiple treatments for best results

For medium depth peels:

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) – What will it do for you?

  • Smooth out fine wrinkles
  • Remove surface blemishes
  • Correct skin pigmentation issues

What to expect:

  • For experienced diy peelers
  • May require pre-treatment
  • Must use sunblock
  • Requires several days to heal
  • Requires repeat treatments for maintenance

This is just a quick overview and is by no means exhaustive, I go into greater detail in my report which you can download for free by  clicking here. Now you know what peels do what, you can go ahead and pick your peel. The last thing you need to decide on is what concentration or strength to use.

Choosing your acid peel concentration

Peels for home use come in various concentrations ranging from 10% all the way up to 70%. If you’ve never done a peel before, it is wise to start off with the lowest percentage to see how your skin reacts and to get a feel for the whole process.

If you don’t want the hassle of dealing with percentages etc., I recommend you take a look at the peels offered by the Natural Skin Shop.  The Natural Skin Shop specializes in offering their customers effective and superior professional-grade natural skin care products at affordable prices. They sell Paraben-free, cruelty free medical grade products that are free of any cheap fillers and additives.

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