Advertisement

How should I choose an at-home skin peel?

Choose an at-home skin peel that targets your main concern. While experts believe that “cocktail” blends produce the best results, you’ll want to look for specific ingredients if your goal is to target one of the following concerns:

  • Wrinkles / fine lines: glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, retinol
  • Active acne: salicylic acid
  • Acne and post-inflammation pigmentation: malic acid, lactic acid
  • Brown sun spots and patches: alpha hydroxy acids mixed with azelaic acid, licorice extract, or other brighteners
  • Dull complexion: lactic acid, malic acid
  • Best all-around for multiple issues: glycolic acid and lactic acid mixed with vitamins A, C, D, E or retinol

Continue Learning about Daily Skin Care

Got Cellulite? Don't Bother Doing This
Got Cellulite? Don't Bother Doing This
Cellulite on the thighs, buttocks, hips and abdomen is the plight of many adolescents’ and adults’ confidence. While there’s no single treatment for c...
Read More
Why are some skin creams ineffective?
Arthur W. Perry, MDArthur W. Perry, MD
Many skin creams do not work because they simply cannot penetrate the protective outer layer of ...
More Answers
How do I choose a skin-care product compatible with my skin?
Dr. Ellen Marmur, MDDr. Ellen Marmur, MD
If you tend to have a dry complexion most of the time, a creamy cleanser and an emollient-based mois...
More Answers
The Difference Between Ointment and Lotion
The Difference Between Ointment and Lotion

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.