Because Lactic Acid is a naturally occurring human metabolite, there is much less chance of allergic reaction using this type of acid peel. If you are looking for a peel with a good acidic value and with virtually no irritation, then this product is for you.
You are beginning your treatments with pores that are congested/clogged with embedded dirt, dead skin cells, and sebum. As you begin your treatments the sebum just under the surface will likely emerge as blemishes. This is normal. Breakouts may seem more pronounced since the acid is cleaning the pores more quickly than with regular cleansing products. Typically within the first 3 weeks, the skin begins to show improved clarity with very few breakouts. Please try to be patient during this time. Deep cleansing and exfoliation is a "process" that takes some time to work.
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FDA December 2, 2002 Posting - Sun Sensitivity
Clients need to be aware that by using glycolic acid and other peeling products, your skin will be more photo-sensitive than normal. It is recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, preferably SPF 30 or higher, after using skin peel products. The FDA recommends using an SPF for one week post-peel.
pH Prep Solution Ingredients:
Water, Witch Hazel, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, FD&C Blue #1
Always patch-test the skin first.
Patch test the areas you plan to treat. If you are doing a facial peel, patch test a small area, about the size of a quarter near the jawline. Follow directions below, rinse thoroughly, then wait 48-72 hours to make sure your skin tolerates the peeling serum nicely.
Directions for doing your peel.
ú Cleanse your skin with a non-acid cleanser. We recommend our Green Tea Pomegranate Cleanser. Rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry.
ú pH Prep Solution - Dispense to a cotton ball or cotton pad and wipe your face to remove oils and dirt from the skin?s surface.
ú Apply the peeling serum. Begin at the forehead and work your way down the face, using a thin layer of serum. Leave on the skin for 3-10 minutes. Begin with fewer minutes as your first effort to ensure a safe experience, then increase weekly as you continue to use the peel.
ú Rinse with warm water and cleanse again with the Green Tea Pomegranate Cleanser.
ú Pat dry.
ú Moisturize with a non-acid, non retinoid moisturizer. We have a few moisturizers that work well post-peel... our Argan Oil, our Peptide Serum w/Botanicals, or our Green Tea Moisturizer.
After the peel:
Your skin may feel warm or appear pink. This is normal. This peel is a rapid exfoliator and does not typically produce visible peeling at the lower strengths. Be certain to use makeup with an SPF factor or use a separate Sunscreen of SPF 30+ to protect newly peeled skin. Use once weekly for 8 weeks to see optimal results.