Which Facial Peel Products Should I Use At Home

At John Essa Cosmetics, we always advise our clients to assess their skin before purchasing products. Like, what skin type do you have? Oily, normal or dry? Does this change with seasons or impacted by stress, hormones or other environmental factors? What are your skin concerns? Pigmentation, acne and breakouts? Once you understand your skin, you can invest in the best products to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.

Let’s look at the different types of peels that you can use at home, what skin type and concerns they address and their benefits. But first, lets understand that the products we’re referring to are ‘chemical’ peels that include either or both ingredients, Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid and lactic acids or Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) like salicylic acid. Both AHAs and BHAs have some amazing benefits like improving overall skin tone and discoloration and unclogging pores and follicles.

AHA Peels

Convenient for people who are too busy to get to a salon for a professional application, AHA peels are fantastic for enhancing exfoliation and rejuvenating the skin. They work loosening and removing dead skin cells which accelerated the skin cell regeneration process whilst tightening skin pores. We love O Cosmedics Multi-Functional Peel 30ml  - a professional grade at-home peel containing 14% biomimetic Lactic Acid Complex to gently exfoliate skin.

The benefits of AHA Peels

  • Prevent buildup that causes skin to appear dull
  • Tightened skin pores reduces the risk of clogging, acne and breakouts
  • Smoother texture, tighter pores, and over time, reduce fine lines
O Cosmedics Multi-Functional Peel 30ml

BHA Peels

Best suited for exfoliating oily skin, BHA Peels also have benefits for most skin types and concerns. BHAs Peels work by penetrating the surface of the skin to counter the formation of acne lesions, such as blackheads and whiteheads by entering the skin’s pores to break up and remove dead skin cells, oils and bacteria. We love O Cosmedics Corrective Cleanser & Peel 100ml with high-powered L-Lactic and encapsulated Salicylic Acids that gently exfoliate dead skin cells to unclog congested pores and discouraging impurities.

O Cosmedics Corrective Cleanser & Peel 100ml

The benefits of BHA Peels

  • Removes the oil, skin cells and debris responsible for causing and exacerbating common skin conditions
  • Aid in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Effectively reduce redness, dryness, scaliness and oily skin
  • Treat skin conditions; Milia, Rosacea, Hyperpigmentation and Psoriasis

BHA Peels we think you’ll love

Tips for using AHA and BHA peels and products

Of course, when using any form of chemicals on your skin, it’s important to follow instructions carefully as well as ensure all your skin care products compliment and work well with each other. So, when using AHA and BHA peels and/or products it’s important to; 

  • Use a good SPF protection based moisturizer each day
  • Do not mix the ingredients/products together yourself without the instructions from a skin care specialist
  • Check with your Health Professional as some skin care products can’t be used while pregnant or breastfeeding.

The best part of applying a peel yourself is the convenience of not leaving the comfort of your own home and the little to no recovery time needed! If you’re wanting skin that is smooth with a clear complexion and rejuvenated, then an at-home peel is a must!

Have any questions about this blog or any other skin care products? Let us know in the comments.

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