What it is Salicylic Acid formulated to do? 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, thus it is able to permeate through the epidermis (oil based). The dermis, which lies beneath the epidermis, is water based and thus Salicylic acid is unable to penetrate this layer. This makes Salicylic acid peels safe for at home use.
History of Salicylic Acid: 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. Powerful exfoliant for healthy, radiant skin. Great treatment for acne-prone, oily skin types. Helps kill acne-causing bacteria.
Who should use Salicylic Acid? 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. 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 great on grade 2 & grade 3 acne.
How do I use Salicylic Acid?
RECOMMENDED TO BE USED BY PROFESSIONALS ONLY TO PREVENT AGAINST PRODUCT MISUSE THAT CAN RESULT IN BURNS. ALWAYS PERFORM A SMALL SKIN TEST BEFORE USING. USE ONLY PERCENTAGE THAT HAS BEEN PRESCRIBED BY A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL
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 our tepezcohuite cream.
7: Repeat peel once a week
What other products can I use in combination with Salicylic Acid peels?
Throughout the week, follow up with ASDM Beverly Hills. Salicylic acid cream (Wait 1-2 days after peel to begin using this cream.)
Important tips and what to expect after a Salicylic Acid Peel
Keep the acid a quarter-inch or more 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. 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.
SUNBURN ALERT: This product may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+ and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward.