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Sunday, April 8, 2012

ACID & It's Many Benefits!


Acid can be found in many places all around us. Of course you have the acid in fruit we eat every day - like citric acid, and we all wear our acid washed jeans, but more importantly acid is also commonly found in the "Spa World," because of the many benefits it has for our skin!

Want an acid-washed face?  Sounds scary to me. Just the thought of having "ACID" applied to my skin makes me cringe.  However, in living and breathing in the spa world, I have actually grown to understand how powerful and effective certain types of acid can be in treating different skin flaws and imperfections.

There are 3 types of acids that are most commonly used via Facial Chemical Peels to enhance the appearance of the skin: Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic Acids.

Each having their own purpose and benefit to the skin:
  • Glycolic Acid Peel- Exfoliates the skin, improves texture and tone, & is a great for anti-aging treatment.
  • Salicylic Wash - Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and scarring. 
  • Lactic Acid Peel - Friendly acid recommended for peels on first timers, or people with sensitive skin.