It’s not that you can’t see results with at-home microdermabrasion kits, but for those who prefer a more amazing treatment, a home chemical peel provides a more intense alternative. A kit that allows you to do your own treatments from the comfort of your home is an easy way to help improve the look and feel of your skin, but always remember that these kits must be used safely and correctly. A chemical peel works its way deep into the layers of your skin and can aid in reducing many imperfections that lie under your skin. This can help improve imperfections such as:
- Acne Scars
- Skin Patches
- Fine Lines
- Enlarged Pores
There are many at-home chemical peel kits available on the market today. The difference in these kits are the groups of chemical acids that are used. The most common types of acids that can be found in home chemical peel kits include:
- Salicylic Acid
- Glycolic acid
- Lactic acid
- Trichloroethanoic Acid (TCA)
The more you learn about each type of these acids and the type of skin problems each is used for can better prepare you for choosing the right at-home chemical peel for your needs. Salicylic acid is most commonly used as an anti-acne treatment. Glycolic acid is effective for removing dead skin cells and increasing your skin’s rejuvenation rate. Lactic acid is known as a chemical that is effective as an anti-aging treatment. TCA has proven to be an effective ingredient that can be used to treat a number of skin problems, proving effective for acne treatment, scarring, wrinkles, and a number of other skin-related problems.
When you find an at-home chemical peel kit that best suits your needs, it is important to perform the procedure correctly. All makeup should be removed and the area that is going to be treated should be cleaned well. It is recommended to use an astringent lotion to help purify the skin. Follow the directions and apply only the exact amount of treatment that is recommended. You should then apply the peeling acid with a brush to help avoid the area around your lips, nose, and eyes. Once you peel the solution from the skin you will need to wait for the chemical to take action, which will usually be around five minutes.
Remove any excess peeling cream with a napkin and then use warm water to wash your face. You will then want to use a clean, delicate cloth to dry your face. To ensure the hydration of your skin, you will then want to use a post-peeling cream. This procedure can be done twice in a week, with a break of one month recommended before using the chemical peel again.
These at home chemical peel treatments have risen in popularity as they are a more affordable solution to professional dermatological services. However, it may be a good idea to check with your dermatologist to get advice on what might be the best at home chemical peel kit for your needs.