A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. 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. Here is some information of 2 of the most popular peel ingredients :
If you are looking to replace the age-related dullness on your skin with brightness, a glycolic peel is likely your best bet. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that helps to gently exfoliate the outer layer of the skin, it is one of the mildest peels, and is great for acne, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage on the skin. This type of peel is made from fruit acids (but can also be man-made) and they penetrate only the top layer of skin, sloughing off dead skin cells.
Have breakout-prone skin? Salicylic acid is a BHA that's effective at targeting the oil glands. This type of peel is great for someone with congested, acne-prone skin, as salicylic acid is oil-soluble so it penetrates deeply into your pores to clear congestion, it can also clear away oils that build up and cause comedones (aka whiteheads and blackheads). Plus, it has anti-inflammatory properties that can offer relief to inflamed breakouts.