We all love the feeling of sloughing off dead skin cells to reveal fresh, glowing skin. But what’s the best way to do it? Unfortunately, harsh face scrubs have long been a customer favorite, while acid peels have gotten a bad rap as being too harsh. In reality, the opposite is true. Here’s everything you need to know about why we’re team #peelsnotscrubs.
THE PROBLEM WITH SCRUBS
When it’s time to exfoliate, think twice before reaching for scrubs. Scrubs contain abrasive particles that physically break up dead skin with friction. When you rub a scrub all over your face, you don’t really have control over how much abrasion the product is causing, which means it’s easy to irritate your skin. Some parts of your skin might be more exfoliated than others, which can cause uneven patches of redness, irritation, and dead skin. Plus, many scrubs contain particles with rough and jagged edges. Even if you don’t see the damage, these particles can create micro-tears in the surface of your skin that leaves it vulnerable to acne-causing bacteria, environmental pollutants, and UV damage.
WHY PEELS ARE BETTER
Unlike scrubs, peels provide a gentler and more even treatment because they exfoliate every area of the skin equally. Most importantly, peels actually treat your skin, as opposed to just aggressively abrading your skin. Many people think that peels will make their skin red and flaky. But in reality, most peels don’t actually cause peeling. Exfoliation from peels occurs at the cellular level, which means you don’t have to shed like a snake to get great results.
Medium depth multi-acid peels are one of the safest and most effective ways to gently exfoliate and treat your skin. Each acid has its own unique benefits; some treat acne while some work better on hyperpigmentation and hydration. Combining multiple acids in one peel results in a one-stop shop for everything from acne, dark spots, dryness, redness, and even sensitive skin like eczema and rosacea.
Our TCA MULTI-ACID FACE PEEL contains a blend of five natural and clean exfoliating acids that speed up cell turnover and hydrate without causing irritation. The formula self-neutralizes, so you don’t have to worry about timing it just right. The different acids inside the peel will calm inflammation, dislodge clogged pores, brighten, and hydrate.
HOW TO USE AN AT-HOME PEEL
Everyone’s skin is unique, but most people can handle using a peel 2-3 times a week. To use our TCA MULTI-ACID FACE PEEL, just cleanse, apply the peel, and leave it on overnight to penetrate. You can also give your body some exfoliating love with our TCA MULTI-ACID BODY PEEL, a formula designed specifically for the thicker skin below your neckline. If you’re pregnant, we recommend our DEEP SEA MINERAL PEEL, an organic peel made with willow bark extract and seaweed extract to alleviate dryness and breakouts often caused by pregnancy. Just apply two capsules to clean skin, leave it on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse it off.