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Jun 28 2010

30% Glycolic Acid “At Home” Chemical Skin Peel

30% Glycolic Peel

I have been using the 15% Glycolic Smoothing Gel for three months.  I use it almost every other day – applying it for about 5-10 minutes or until it stings, washing off with cold water and then following with moisturizer only.  I have become totally addicted to the smoothing gel!  My skin looks the best it has in 7 years and put into check my stress-induced adult acne.

For whatever reason, the Glycolic peel still kind of scared me.  But after three months of the smoothing gel, I was ready to try the 30% buffered Glycolic peel.  It was easy as pie!  I left the peel on for 10 minutes and my skin tolerated the peel just as well as the smoothing gel.  The feeling was much like the smoothing gel: a kind of stinging/irritation sensation that was more itchy than painful.  My face turned pink afterward for about two hours, but that was the only evidence that I had done the peel.

The next morning, I looked in the mirror and forgot that I had done the peel the day before.  I looked completely normal; there were no signs of the peel!  My skin looked good and healthy the next day.  When I walked the dog in the morning, I had sunblock on but definitely felt some sensitivity in the sun.  I avoided the sun all day.  That night, I had a little bit of peeling.  There seemed to be a few bumps on the skin that were forming under the dead skin.  So, I used the Glycolic Facial Polish to gently exfoliate the peeling skin, encourage the Glycolic effects and hydrate.

On day three (Wed), I was completely back to normal.  I used the 15% smoothing gel that night.  Tara suggested I use the 30% Glycolic Peel twice per week as a regimen.  That is totally doable.   The 30% Glycolic Peel was not a big deal at all.  My skin was fully prepared.  I will do the 40% peel next.

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