Peeling solution and what to know before using it

We’ve all been hearing about the ordinary peeling solution. If you haven’t heard of it, keep reading to learn more! Let’s dive deep into what makes a chemical peeling solution and how to use such a powerful product.


Let’s talk peeling, shall we!

Chemical peels (peeling solution) work wonders on the face. It is a fast and gentle way to give your skin a radiant as well as a nourishing boost. In short, any peeling solution works by exfoliating dead skin cells which causes the top layers to peel off. Therefore, leaving a new bright and soft skin. The active ingredients in most peels are alpha or beta hydroxy acids, specifically glycolic and lactic acid, which act as exfoliate.


So, which of these acids are more suitable for your skin you ask?

If you have more sensitive/dry skin we recommend using Lactic acid. Lactic acid does not penetrate the skin deeply. Thus, it’s effective yet gentle. Meanwhile, other acids like Glycolic, citric, and tartaric is more suitable for oily/combination and normal skin. These acids are considered more powerful as they penetrate the middle layer of the skin.



There are three main chemical peeling solutions to be aware of:


Superficial peel:

Which is Alpha-hydroxy acid or any other mild exfoliate such as BHA. That only penetrates the outer layer of the skin. This type of peeling is specific to treat mild skin imperfection.


Medium peel:

Consists of Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid. Ordinary it’s not only penetrating the outer layer, but it also stimulates its way to the middle layers of skin. The peeling method is familiar in a variety of treatments, such as age spots, wrinkles, and skin discoloration.


Deep peel:

Uses Trichloroacetic acid or phenol that is applied to the skin for deep penetration. This process targets the middle layer of the skin. Patients who get this treatment will see a dramatic improvement in their skin appearance. But keep in mind this procedure can only be performed once. (We recommend visiting a professional for deep peeling).Skin layers before and after Exfoliation

So, what is the benefit of peeling you ask?

– Gets rid of dead skin cell and improves skin color, clarity, and texture

– Stimulating healthy skin cell growth and new collagen

– Reducing discoloration caused by sun damage and environmental toxins

– Helps in clearing out breakouts

– Reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles

– Increasing skin hydration

– Concentrate on scars and skin imperfections


How to start using a peeling solution?

You can always have chemical peels by estheticians or at the dermatologist. Regardless, many people with mild skin concerns can try home milder peeling solution that gives the same results! Similarly, home peeling solutions also include the same ingredients used by professionals. However, they consist of a lower concentration that might not cause severe irritation.


To your surprise, many common items in our cupboard can act as a peeling solution. Yes, you heard that right. Ingredients like Aspirin, lemon, sugar cane, and also backing soda! They consist of acids that help break down dead skin cells.


Here’s a fun peeling recipe you can try at home:


Homemade AHA peel for dry skin



1/4 cup of white cane sugar

1/4 cup yogurt



This recipe acts as a glycolic acid peel for those with dry skin. The sugar acts as an exfoliate while the yogurt helps restore hydration and soothes the skin.

To make this homemade peel, mix the cane sugar and yogurt until you have a paste. Then use your fingers or a mask applicator to apply the mask to your face, avoiding the eye area. Let the mask rest on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. Then proceed by wiping it away with a towel and water.


As we mentioned earlier, there’s a variety of chemical peeling out there. At-home peels usage can verify depending on each product as well as your skin’s response. When using a product for the first time, make sure to do a test patch beforehand. (Usually on the back of your neck)


Some steps for application of peeling solution:

Firstly, always start with clean skin to remove excess oil.

Then follow the direction on the peeling solution.

Leave on the skin as the recommended duration of the product. (These ingredients are powerful; we recommend not to leave it on for too long).

If you feel a mild tingling sensation, it means it is working!

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If you can’t be bothered by measuring and mixing. Looking for a simpler solution that gives the exact benefits without worrying about irritation? Here are a few favorites of ours!


Marti Derm Alfa Peeling/Night Renew Ampoules 30

This product is used as a daily skincare. Its formula of hydroxy acids rejuvenates and nourishes the skin in three ways, namely supporting cell renewal, moisturizing, firming, and preventing the signs of skin concern. Moreover, it includes Marine collagen and hyaluronic acid to reduce water loss and boost collagen and elastin synthesis.

Skin Type: Suitable for all skin types


Bruno Vassari Glyco System Glycolic Exfoliating Pads

Consists of Glycolic Acid (AHA) 10% is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that rejuvenates and moisturizes the skin. Glycolic Acid is super effective! It is also so gentle it can be used even in the most sensitive of skins. Furthermore, it also consists of Salicylic Acid (BHA) 0.50% that is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). The BHA with a keratolytic action reduces thickness in the skin for a smoother appearance.

Skin Type: Suitable for all skin types


Bruno Vassari Glyco System Charcoal Mask

If you have particularly oily skin with enlarged pores, the charcoal mask will effectively catch all impurity’s insight. The vegetable charcoal absorbs oil, impurities, and environmental toxins that get stuck in pores over time, thus causing breakouts. The infused Glycolic Acid provides deep exfoliation skin layers and leaves it shiny and glowing.

Skin Type: Suitable for all skin types, especially oily ones with enlarged pores


You can easily find these products that suit your skin best in the UAE and KSA. Also, buy it at the comfort of your home via

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