A chemical peel will exfoliate your skin, by removing damaged, dead dry skin cells on the surface, leaving a smooth skin surface and healthy complexion underneath. Let’s review how to apply a chemical peel.
If you have stubborn acne scars, wrinkles, or skin discoloration a Chemical Peel might be the solution to your problems.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a beauty treatment in which acids are applied to the skin to gently remove the top layers of the damaged skin and boost skin cell turnover.
This reveals the healthy skin underneath that grows back is much smoother and brighter.
The chemical peel is a high-strength skin exfoliant.
When searching which chemical peels to buy, look for a pH of 2.0 for better results.
A pH solution is at 2.0 or below, which means the entire percentage of that acid in the product is “free” to exfoliate your skin, we recommend Ebanel's 30% AHA + 2% BHA Gel peel.
What Does a Chemical Peel Do?
It makes your skin sexy! Joking aside, a chemical peel like Ebanel's 30% AHA + 2% BHA Gel Peel has a ton of benefits!
These include, but aren’t limited to:
- deep chemical exfoliation
- eliminates hyperpigmentation and other skin discolorations
- facial rejuvenation
- unclogging pores
- treats acne
- reduces the depth of wrinkles or acne scarring
- brightens skin tone
- enhancing the absorption of other skincare products
In other words, if you have skin problems like oily skin, acne ,or acne scars? Ebanel 30% AHA + 2% BHA Gel Peel is the solution because of it's ability to fight impurities at a deep level.
As a result of the Peel Gel formula, costumers have successfully removed Milia in the eyelid.
What is Milia?
Have you noticed tiny yellow or white bumps under your eyes or eyelid?
Types of Chemical Peels
In terms of strength:
Are also known as “quick peels” because, in little to no downtime, superficial peels exfoliate gently, and are best suited for mild skin problems like minor discoloration, rough skin texture, and wrinkles.
These penetrate the middle layer of the skin. It targets damaged skin cells, moderate to severe scarring, deep wrinkles, and skin discoloration.
Extreme caution should be taken with deep chemical peels.
This type of treatment is only done by licensed professionals as the acid strength is very high and can cause severe irritation and inflammation.
What Kind of Chemical Peel Ingredient Should I Buy?
In terms of ingredients, there are a lot of different options to choose from but the best chemical peel will have: Glycolic Acid, Triethanolamine, Lactic Acid as the main ingredients.
This ingredient is extracted from a carbohydrate found in milk, a very popular ingredient in skincare products.
It dates back to ancient Egypt because Cleopatra would bathe in milk once a week to keep her skin looking firm and more youthful.
Don't let the ‘acid’ term fool you, lactic acid it’s considered lightweight and gentle.
We love it because increases cell turnover and helps eliminate accumulated dead skin cells on the epidermis (top skin layer).
This is by far one of the most important ingredients for treating acne.
It’s oil-soluble, meaning it’ll effectively open clogged pores to dissolve any debris in your pores.
Salicylic Acid Is Great For:
- sun damage
- lentigines (liver spots)
- warts or excess dead skin buildup
- Malassezia (pityrosporum) folliculitis, better known as “fungal acne”
This one is made from sugar cane and dissolves the bond that holds the dead skin cells together.
Glycolic acid also increases collagen production, refines texture, brightens and refreshes skin tone, reduces wrinkles, and is particularly excellent for acne scars.
And when I say acne scars, I mean the actual indentations left behind in the skin from Chemical peel side effects.
How To Do a Chemical Peel at Home?
Before we start, please be aware that is very unlikely but it’s possible to experience negative side effects.
Here at Ebanol, we pride ourselves on using top-quality ingredients with maximum strength, we promote safety and patch testing to avoid negative experiences or poor results.
30% AHA + 2% BHA Gel is very strong and should not be used on a daily basis or more than once a week.
It’s always best to consult with your doctor first before doing a chemical peel at home.
- Avoid the use of other skin peeling or irritating products while conducting the patch test.
- Choose a small spot on the targeted area, apply a thin, even layer of the gel.
- Leave on for up to 30 seconds.
- If excessive irritation or redness occurs, remove with cold water immediately.
- After 30 to 60 seconds, rinse thoroughly with water.
- Depending on your patch text experience you may proceed with the gel application.
With that safety test out of the way, let's review the steps to apply a chemical peel, either liquid or in gel form.
Apply a Gel Chemical Peel
In order to get the ultimate results, you must follow the easy steps below.
Wash your face with your desired face wash
Exfoliate, we recommend mild bids scrub, the Ultimate Brighten Peeling Gel because is going to gently prepare your skin for maximum chemical peel absorption without irritating your skin.
Apply an even coat of the chemical peel to your skin using a cotton ball.
Apply Chemical Peel Gel on:
- Chin and cheeks
If it's your first time using a chemical peel try leaving it for 1 minute only, for those with more experience with the sensation of a chemical peel evaporating your dead skin you may leave it for up to 5 min.
And that’s it! You’ve now completed your first chemical peel!
Incorporate it on weekly basis into your beauty routine and you shall be rewarded with the clear and glowing skin you desire.
Pro tip: If you are using a more fluid ‘watery’ chemical peel we recommend adding a small layer of Vaseline in sensitive areas like around your eyes, nostrils, and lips.
Ebabel Inc is always thinking of your safety during your beauty rituals so we engineered our chemical peel to have a gel consistency to minimize the risk of the product running down to your sensitive areas.
Chemical Peel Aftercare
We recommend that for at least the next 24 hours, DO NOT USE active ingredients like:
- prescription tretinoins
- vitamin C serums with ascorbic acid
- low-pH serums
- any other chemical exfoliates
After you’ve completed a peel, focus on moisturizing your skin day and night.
Right after your gel chemical peel, we recommend a hydration sheet mask, preferable a sheet mask with tomato and chamomile extracts, Why? Because you have successfully eliminated your dead skin cells, now you need to focus on feeding your new skin cells with vitamins and peptides to strengthen the moisture barrier.
We recommend using our Hyaluronic Stemcell Hydrogel Sheet Mask for three consecutive days after your gel peel as it has tomato and chamomile extracts that will be gently in your skin.
Your skin could be sensitive, avoid direct sunlight up to 24 hours after your peel.
Ebanel has a wide range of high-quality products to make your beauty ritual safe and fun.