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Jan 21 2010

Who Should Use Lactic Acid Peels?

When it comes to at home peels, it can be confusing when you are trying to decide which one to try. You have probably heard the good and the bad during your research including people who have had amazing results and some who have had some downright scary results. This is why alpha-hydroxy chemical home peel products are great, as they work on all skin types and deliver the results you expect. If you are considering lactic acid products, here are the basics and some information about who would benefit from the use of lactic peels.

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A lactic acid peel works by exfoliating and peeling the outer layer of skin to rejuvenate and stimulate new skin cell growth and to reveal the more beautiful skin underneath those dead skin cells. It is derived from milk sugars, so it is all-natural. The properties of lactic acid when compared to other alpha hydroxy acids are different in that the molecules are larger which causes a lactic acid skin peel to penetrate the skin more slowly. This means it is gentler on the skin but is still very effective for its intended uses.

Because lactic peels are proven effective, work on any skin type and are gentler to the skin than other chemical peel products, they are a good choice for:

  • The Beginner – someone who has never used at home peels before
  • Sensitive Skin – someone whose skin is easily irritated
  • Acne Prone Skin – someone whose skin breaks out with acne often and has acne scars
  • Mature or Dry Skin – someone who is over 35 or has very dry skin

Skin care experts recommend starting out with the lowest concentration possible, as in 30% lactic acid peels, and then increasing in strength once the skin is accustomed to undergoing at home peels. Skin Rx offers lactic acid facial peel products ranging from 30% lactic acid to 50% lactic acid for all levels of chemical home peel users.

  • By Garrett, March 28, 2010 @ 3:17 am

    Lactic Acid are a very good light peel in my opinion, however for a very nice medium to deep peel, that is also safe, i would say go for TCA Acid. Easy application, and dramatic results. With about a 1 week down time. More info at:
    http://www.garretthaae.com/2010/03/17/acid-peels-beneficial-to-the-skin/

    Garrett

  • By tara, March 30, 2010 @ 10:53 am

    I agree about the Lactic Acid…it is extremely mild and results are minimal! However I believe the Jessner Peel is more effective and safer than a TCA. I preformed the Jessner Peel and documented Day by Day with picture the results. You should check it out! http://skinrxclinic.com/blog/ just click on Jessner Acid “At Home” Chemical Skin Peel Blog!

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