Anti acne peel or salicylic peel
This is basically used to clear all the black heads, white heads, comedones, milia and severe pimples. this peel controls the excess of oil production , making the skin
acne free and healthy.
This is mainly done in acne prone skin to remove all the oil and controls the active recurrence of acne.
It takes 15-20 minutes for this procedure
Face is thoroughly cleaned before the peel and solution is applied to the affected area for just 8-10 minutes.
It exfoliates the skin in the next 2-3 days and good hydration at the time of exfoliation gives excellent results in active acne.
It also reduces the appearance of open pores and helps in improving skins texture.
What is salicylic acid?
Salicylic acid is a lipophilic monohydroxybenzoic acid, a type of betahydroxy acid ( BHA). It is derived from the metabolism of silicin. It is the best known for its use as a key ingredient in topical anti-acne products.
Salicylic acid is used to help remove the uppermost layer of the skin. It is also used to treat warts, psoriasis, dandruff, acne and comedones etc. It is also the main ingredient in many skin-care products.
How does it work?
A salicylic acid peel is a superficial peeling agent so it targets only the outermost layer of skin. It is effective in treating oily skin and clogged pores. It extracts desmosomal proteins , due to which epidermal cells are lost leafing to exfoliation. It does not cross epidermal layer so can be frequently in acne prone skin.
This comes in three strenghts : light (10%) , medium (20%), and deep (30%). The skin is first cleaned and peel is applied which may give a little stinging sensation for few seconds. The peel is then neutralized after 7-8 minutes and rinsed off with water. Mild flaking may occur for 3 to 7 days but that should be taken care with good moisturizers.