Facial peels are a great way to achieve a clear, fresh-face complexion all year round. Keeping spots and blemishes at bay is a number one priority of mine and fighting the early signs of skin ageing from fine lines and wrinkles. I’m 27 this year and although I don’t look my age, I’m keen to continue looking after my youthful appearance as much as possible. Continue reading as I unveil what products I’m always reaching for to achieve that ultimate fresh-face complexion (minus the makeup).
Exfoliating acids are becoming more and more popular in high-street skin care which is a great thing, you had to spend a fortune on facial peels as that was once the only way to achieve a fresh-faced complexion, nowadays treating and correcting couldn’t be so easy with safe and effective skin care available without having to book an appointment at the doctor’s office. Before using any type of exfoliate, it’s important to make sure your skin is fully cleanse and prepared for treatment to avoid the product becoming ineffective. A tip from me is to double cleanse with a gentle cleanser before applying an acid type treatment.
This resurfacing facial peel from Goldfaden MD is a favourite of mine to apply when I feel my skin needs a deep exfoliation from the daily buildup of dirt and pollution from working in a fast food environment and working up a sweat during my training. With a delightful blend of lactic acid, pure sugar cane, natural lemon, orange extracts to brighten and remove skin imperfections. The non-sticky thin gel texture makes applying super easy and comfortable, absorbing within seconds. Your skin really does get a ‘fresh a peel’ from the exfoliating, resurfacing ingredients inside this all natural facial peel by Goldfaden M.D. Rev up and accelerate the products performance by applying before jumping in the shower.
Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Revealing Radiance Facial Peel is quite the mouthful but offers a mighty punch on skin that needs a wake up call to a flawless, glowing complexion. It’s creamy texture sinks straight into the skin working on renewing skin, dissolving dead skin cells.
The use of glycolic acid might cause a slight warming, tingle sensation for the first few minutes but that’s a good sign of glycolic acid doing the job of exfoliating, removing the very top surface layer allowing skin to shine and glow from within (If used correctly and stabilised with other ingredients). Glycolic acid is a very beneficial ingredient to use for various skin concerns such as acne, blemishes, wrinkles and scarring. Thinking ahead of the game Mary Kay also included marine extracts to prevent occasional skin dryness from using high-concentrated exfoliating acids like glycolic acid.
It’s good to point out that not everyone will experience a mild tingling reaction from the use of acids. I’ve been using AHA’s for a number of years so my skin has built a strong tolerance and ‘what to expect’ attitude. If you’re new to the word ‘acid’ in skin care and are unsure whether to jump into the playing field firstly read the instructions provided fully and always go for something gentle, less-concentrated to start with before stepping up to the big boys.
Facial peels are definitely something to consider if your skin is needing a good boost of radiance and vitality. At home facial peels are widely available across the high-street at reasonable prices that won’t break the bank. Look for products containing exfoliating acids such as glycolic, lactic, salicylic and malic acids. Now obviously you don’t want to overdose on the usage of acids, the would be silly. If you have never used an acid product before start off gently with a low percentage of salicylic acid at 2%. This is one of the safest, less abrasive acids on the market that shouldn’t cause downtime or skin irritation.