Chemical Peels at Home

A chemical peel is a very popular procedure in UK right now. It is used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. There are three basic types of chemical peels. Superficial or lunchtime peel: glycolic or mandelic acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands. Than, there is medium peel, where trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths. Deep peel is where high concentration Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once. Only superficial and medium peels can be performed at home.



 How to Perform a Glycolic Peel at Home



When it comes to chemical peeling, we find different peeling agents such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), glycolic acidtrichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol.  While AHAs and glycolic acid are the mildest ones, phenol is the harshest peeling agent.  The milder acid you use, the less will be its reactions or side effects; likewise, the harsher you go, the more will be the reactions and side effects.  Similarly, the more concentrated or harsher the peeling agent is, the more knowledge and experience you got to have to perform.  The best idea for having facial chemical peels at home is to go for the mildest acids and with low concentrations.  This saves you from many risks but can produce the desired results slowly.    




 Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel Before and After




How to Perform a Chemical Peel at Home



If you want to perform a facial chemical peel at home, you should select a mild type of chemical peel that suits your type of skin and the irregularity to treat.  Buy glycolic or TCA peel or a combination.   Again, go for lower concentrations if you are new to chemical peeling. Read the instructions carefully; ask experts if you don’t understand something.  Glycolic peel is the easiest to do at home.  It does not require downtime and has very little risks of side effects.  Here is how to do a basic glycolic peel.  You can start with glycolic acid 50% and move on to 70% once your skin gets used to it.








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Basic Home Based Glycolic Peel 




Prepare a neutralizing solution with 2 tbsp of baking soda and 1 cup of water in a small bowl.  This solution will be used to deactivate the peel. 

Clean your skin thoroughly and rinse well.

Wipe rubbing alcohol over your face to remove all oil. Allow to air dry.

Apply a thick and even layer of glycolic acid solution with a small brush. Leave a 2mm margin between the edge of your eyes and the peel. 


Allow the peel to remain on your skin for 2-10 minutes, depending on your tolerance.  You can fan your face or use a blow-dryer on cool setting.  For the first time users, do not leave it on for more than 1 minute.

Wash your face with the prepared baking soda solution in order to neutralize the peel.

Rinse your face with cool water and gently pat it dry.  You should feel no stinging at this point.  Stinging indicates that the product is still active on your skin, and this can result in a burn. 

Apply you typical moisturizer as usual.  When going out, avoid too much sun exposure and wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.

Your face may be a slightly red for a day after the peel, but this will quickly fade and you will see the results develop over the next 7 days as the skin sheds off. The shedding process is not usually noticeable, unlike with a stronger peel. 

This procedure can be repeated every 7-14 days for a series of 5-6 peels






Chemical Peel Aftercare



Once you are done with your home based chemical peel,  you have to take care of the treated area seriously.  Certain things that you are required to do are:


  • Using a water spray, keep the treated area cool

  • Use a moisturizer at the instructed time and instructed type

  • Avoid picking the skin

  • Avoid itching the treated area

  • Keep protecting the skin from exposure to the sun for several months.  Wear sunscreen while going out

  • Follow post treatment instructions carefully, especially what to use on the treated area to speed up the recovery and to avoid any potential risks or side effects



When facial chemical peels at home are performed properly by following the instructions carefully, the results can be very encouraging.  The skin become younger looking, aging signs and many skin flaws start to disappear, and you appearance will get a boost.  Never overdo the procedure to get results fast.  Increase the strength gradually.  Do the procedure carefully and expect the results patiently.  If you do so, you won’t have to wait long to become a younger looking individual.







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