Blog: Everything about Skin

DIY salicylic acid acne treatment

Salicylic acid one of the most commonly seen ingredients on most skincare products that treat acne. In fact, most expensive acne potions have. You really do not need to spent you hard earned money buying all those “new cures”. All you have to do, is get some salicylic acid from a pharmacy.



Glycolic Acid in Your Skincare

Glycolic acid is a natural product. In nature it is found mostly in sugar cain and certain fruits. It is part of the famous alpha hydroxyl acid group or AHA. AHA's also include lactic and mandelic acids, both of which are used in skin care as well. However, glycolic acid is considered the safest of the AHAs. It works gently to remove the dead cells to reveal the fresh new skin underneath. Glycolic acid is used in many different types of skin care products including cleansers, moisturizers, serums, eye creams and chemical peels.




Glycolic peel at home

Glycolic acid is famous for renewing and refining skin as it acts a a stimulant for collagen production and exfoliation. It is also perfect for acne sufferers in sebum control and oil production as well as getting rid of post acne scars fast. Glycolic acid also makes a good anti-wrinkle treatment when used in a period of a few months.  Glycolic treatments can be done easily at the leisure of your own home and can be purchased at the drugstores or higher percentage peels (30%-70%) online. Glycolic peels at stronger percentages are ideal for post acne scarring as they have stronger exfoliating properties. People who are new to  Glycolic acid should start with lower percentages such as 10%-20% and work their way up to higher percentages gradually. Jumping into higher concentrations can do more harm than good to your skin as your skin needs to time to adjust to the higher percentages of acidity.






DIY chemical peels

Chemical peels are a great way to improve your looks, reduce signs of aging, or simply get rid of that annoying acne.  While some people find the word "peel" scary, the actual procedure is pretty painless and usually side effect free.  I am sure you have heard about professional peels at doctor's office.  However, there absolutely no need for that.  Most of the milder chemical peels can be done at home at the fraction of the cost.  You can even do some of the medium peels at home as well.  So, here is a quick list of peels that can be done at  home for an inexpensive alternative to a dermatologist's office. 



Microdermabrasion and Glycolic Peel

If you live in UK and have been considering a glycolic peel or microdermabrasion treatments, there are several things you should consider before doing either. These treatments are designed to improve mild skin damage, fine lines, tiny wrinkles and other mild complexion problems and both of these treatments can be done in the comfort of your own home.  What is involved in both procedures? Well, It's a very good question.  glycolic acid peel is just what it says.  It’s a chemical face peel that uses glycolic acid to remove the surface layer of the skin. It is derived from sugar cane and breaks down the outer skin layer so it peels off to leave new, fresher skin showing. The whole process will take a few days to a week to complete and may require you staying indoors while your skin is peeling off.  Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny crystal like particles to gently remove the surface layer of the skin. There is no peeling with this type of treatment and the only real side effect is slightly pink skin. It can be used a few hours prior to a special engagement whereas a chemical peel needs to be done at least one week prior to a special occasion.