February 12, 2016
Glycolic Acid Skin Care
Here are some of our frequently asked questions regarding glycolic acid peels.
What % do I start with? We always recommend that first time users begin at 10% and slowly increase every month or so until desired results are achieved. If your skin is oily, combination, non sensitive, or is accustomed to peels, then you can start at 25% but we always recommend proceeding with caution. Always perform a patch test on skin to ensure that acid is not too strong for you. Please keep in mind that not all chemical peels are the same. Some can be buffered to reduce their strength. Our peels are pure and unbuffered, making them maximum strength.

Can darker skin types use these peels?
With darker skin types, you must be extra careful when performing a strong procedure, because darker skin types are more prone to getting hyperpigmentation. Always take baby steps with peels.With glycolic peels, you want to experience mild redness and peeling. Any heavy peeling, redness and intense burning means that the peel is too strong for your skin and you should neutralize immediately.

Post peel care & instructions: Post peel care is crucial for successful results. Avoid sun exposure, use a good healing moisturizer, avoid hot tubs and hot water or heat on face. Do not use any other strong products after a peel. We recommend that you do not use makeup the first 2 days after a peel. You can resume makeup the next day or in 2 days if your skin is very sensitive. We always recommend that deeper peels be performed by a certified esthetician or dermatologist, because they will be able to more closely monitor progress of a peel.This product comes with full instructions on the packaging.

Step 1: Remove makeup
Step 2: Cleanse skin twice with Moisturizing Facial Cleanser (You can use your own cleanser and toner)
Step 3: Tone with Moisturizing Facial Toner
Step 4: Apply Pre Chemical Solution (Either 70% Isospropyl alcohol, or 50% Isopropyl alcohol/50% acetone) onto face, avoiding eyes, lips, nostrils. This will help remove any excess oil on skin.
Step 5: Apply Glycolic peel of appropriate percentage using gauze squares or cotton balls.
Step 6: Leave on 1-5 minutes. Watch for redness, if too much redness or pain occurs, remove peel immediately with a cold towel.
Step 7: To completely neutralize acid apply a 50/50 baking soda-water mixture using cotton rounds.
Step 8: Apply Tepezcohuite cream to help keep skin healthy and nourished while it renews itself. (You can use your own skin healing cream or pure aloe vera gel)It is important to avoid excessive sun exposure, sauna, jacuzzi, heat, especially 1-2 days after a peel.
Rafael Marquez

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