The acids in peels help exfoliate by breaking down and eliminating dead skin. This helps refresh the skin by eliminating wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and other types of damage. Peels accelerate this process by getting rid of excess debris instead of letting it naturally fall off over an extended period.
People looking to remedy rough, dull skin should opt for a glycolic acid peel. A salicylic acid peel is best for people with oily, acne-prone skin. If you’re looking to freshen up your skin after mild sun damage, you will need a combination of several acids found in the Vitalize peel.
While one peel may be effective for very minor skin issues, it’s usually recommended to get a series of peels to fully address damage. Providers suggest getting salicylic and glycolic acid peels four to six times in total. Since the Vitalize peel is a stronger formula, only three sessions are recommended. Each peel should be done three to four weeks apart to allow the skin to slough off debris before exfoliating again.
Most people get face peels, since this is usually where aging signs are most prevalent. However, some people enjoy getting peels on their feet. The acids can assist in wearing down calluses and thick heel skin, which gives the feet an overall softer feel.