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The Benefits of Glycolic Peel

28 Dec Posted by in Blog, Skincare | Comments Off on The Benefits of Glycolic Peel

A glycolic peel is a chemical peel that is designed to remove the top layer of dead skin, which reduces fine lines, wrinkles, evens skin tone, and smooths skin. The glycolic peel will help unclog pores. A glycolic peel can be applied to the face, neck, and decolletage.

Glycolic acid is a naturally derived acid that is commonly extracted from sugar cane, sugar beets, pineapples, grapes, and cantaloupe. It offers many exfoliating benefits, such as renewal of skin, fading sunspots, scars, and acne marks.

Glycolic acid works by loosening the bonds that hold the surface skin cells together. Glycolic acid can penetrate deep layers of skin to stimulate collagen production and cell regeneration. The skin’s exterior will rapidly shed, leaving new skin that is glowing, fresh, and renewed.

Glycolic peels should be performed in a dermatologists office or at a spa treatment location where skin care professionals work. When getting a glycolic peel done, a person’s face is thoroughly cleansed. The prepared glycolic treatment is the applied to the skin gently, where it will remain for a few minutes. The strength of the treatment depends on the skin’s condition, the client’s age, and what problems the skin has. Once the solution has been on the skin for the recommended time, a neutralizing solution is applied to the skin and then rinsed off. The treatment takes about an hour and there will be minimal redness after the peel. The skincare professional will apply sunscreen to the area. Results can be seen after one treatment, but several treatments may need to be performed to see desired results.