Now that you have found your skin type, have chosen the best acid and percentage for your needs, and have prepped your skin properly – you are ready to get started with the steps.
First, let’s watch a video that explains how to do a Very Superficial or Superficial chemical peel.
The steps are very simple. You will always follow these no matter what type of acid you are applying to your skin.
- Wash with a good cleanser. *nothing hydrating or creamy or glycerine. We want squeaky clean skin. Our Revitalizing Cleanser or AB Cleanser are both excellent choices.
- Prep the skin with our Prep A, Prep B or a 99% alcohol. Other options to strip the skin would be a 70% alcohol applied a couple of times or pure acetone.
- Prepare your Gauze pad with solution. We want our pads to initially be very wet. Then you can give it a shake and a little squeeze. This will make sure that there isn’t any extra solution to drip into the eyes or pool into facial cervices.
- Apply your peel. The easiest way to apply a chemical peel is from the top down. You can also apply from the outside of your face and work into the center if you wish. Rewet if your gauze becomes too dry during the application. The face should be shiny and wet for 30 seconds or so.
- Time your peel and rinse well when you are done.
- Heal and protect. After you rinse your peel you will want to apply a product that will help to calm any inflammation and will aid in keeping your skin comfortable during the flaking and healing phase. We have two excellent choices to use.