Facial Peels — Both at Home and at the Spa
Face peels are nothing new; spas have been offering them as add-ons to facials for forever. In the past year or so, beauty lovers have been looking for alternative peels that don't leave skin irritated, but still have a high acid concentration to slough off the top layer of your skin.
Next time you get a facial, ask your esthetician what kind of peel will work best for you, since each of them have different functions. Glycolic peels penetrate the deepest and work best for aging skin, lactic peels are derived from milk and are great for drier skin types, and beta peels work great for acne.
If you're looking for an at-home treatment that gives you spa-like results, try out Drunk Elephant's T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial ($80). It's made with a whopping 25 percent AHA and 2 percent BHA blend of glycolic, tartaric, lactic, citric, and salicylic acids to reveal fresh, baby-like skin. If you have sensitive skin, this might not be the product for you, but the formula does include soothing ingredients, like matcha tea, milk thistle, and apple, to help counteract the effects of the acids.