Nobody likes bad skin! Take back control of your break-outs with eZENtial's amazing line of at-home Salicylic Peels.
Salicylic acid peels are great treatments for acne-prone, oily skin types. These peels help to control sebum production, kill acne causing bacteria and deeply cleanse pores. Salicylic acid is oil soluble. Because of this it is able to permeate through the epidermis which is predominately oil based. The dermis, which lies beneath the epidermis, is water based. Salicylic acid is unable to penetrate this layer which makes these peels safe for at-home use.
Salicylic acid is a Beta Hydroxyl Acid. This organic beta hydroxy acid solution occurs naturally in various plants. During the 5th century B.C., Hippocrates, a Greek physician, would often write about a bitter powder derived from the willow bark which acted as a painkiller and fever reducer. In modern times, salicylic acid is more commonly used as an effective treatment against acne and scars. A powerful exfoliant for healthy, radiant skin, salicylic acid is an amazing treatment for acne-prone, oily skin types whilst helping to kill acne-causing bacteria.
Salicylic acid peels 10% strength are ideal treatments for individuals who are new to salicylic peels. First time users should always start at 10% to avoid burns and ALWAYS do a skin patch test. Salicylic peels 20% strength are ideal treatments for individuals with normal to oily skin types that have had prior experience using salicylic acid peels of equal or greater strength. Works amazingly on grade 2 & grade 3 acne.
1: Cleanse face with an oil-free cleanser.
2: Prepare skin with an alcohol/water solution (50/50 mixture). This will help to break up any oil on skin's surface for a more even application.
3: No neutralizing solution is needed. Salicylic acid neutralizes on its own.
4: Apply peel to face with a cotton ball (You can also spot treat individual pimples or areas with greater congestion).
5: Leave on, do not rinse. Acid will neutralize on its own.
6: About 5 minutes after applying acid, you can follow up with a good healing skin moisturizer. We recommend Natural Green Brand's Tepezcohuite Cream.
DONT FORGET: To keep the acid at least 1cm away from the eyes and mucus membranes. Never use the peel on open wounds, irritated or highly sensitive skin. Don't use the product more than once a week. Avoid sun exposure for at least a day after the peel (use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+). Don't apply acid to skin that's been shaved within a day. A slight stinging sensation is normal. Skin may be red after a peel; the redness should fade.
- August 02, 2014
- Skye Palmer-Henzell