Chemical peels have been used for decades to brighten, clarify and rejuvenate aging skin. They're the secret to our most-loved facial services. While you're staying-in and staying well, here's a few of our favorite at-home peeling formulations that will help keep your skin fresh, bright, and smooth.
Peel at Home
Glycolic acid removes the outermost layer of dead surface skin cells from the complexion, revealing a brighter fresher skin to the surface. ARC Resurfacing Peel Pads are available in a 15%, 20% and 10/2% Gly-Sal concentration. Cranberry Exfoliating Peel is our best-selling weekly exfoliant that blends therapeutic cranberry enzymes with an 8% glycolic acid. Both are designed to be used 2-3 times per week to keep skin soft, bright and supple.
Proceed with caution--not all blemishes can be extracted. As professionals, we use a lance to open the follicle and help release congestion [don't try this at home]. Going too deep, using the wrong extraction technique, or forcing and pushing down can cause the follicle to blow beneath the skin surface and bruising, making your breakout problem worse.
However, you can extract some blackheads and whiteheads with gentle pressure. After cleansing, toning, and peeling, put a small amount of toner on a cotton pad and gently lift blemishes up and out of the pores. Wash your skin again, after extractions, and proceed with masking or the remainder of your skin ritual.
Hyaluronic acid is No.1 when it comes to keeping your skin soft, supple, and dewey-looking. Without adequate hydration, your skin looks dull, tired and lackluster. A daily application of Rest-N-Restore, followed by your favorite moisturizer, plumps your skin with hydration and delivers long-lasting moisture retention.
One of the many simple pleasures in life, facial masking can help calm and soothe skin, hydrate, and refine pore appearance. After exfoliating, the nutrients in masks work better and are readily absorbed into your skin.
Boost your texture-smoothing results with our exfoliating Pore Refining Pumpkin Mask. Multimask with 24k Lifting Gold Mask or use this decadent mask alone to lift, tone and boost the results from your anti-aging actives. All skin types--especially sensitive skins, acne, and combination skin types--benefit from the whole botanical extracts found in Herbal Moisture Mask. Our go-to post-peel mask, Herbal Mask soothes, reduces redness, and infuses the skin with anti-inflammatory benefits.
Improving your skin with a light home peel is best done at night, before bed. But if you're practicing a little afternoon delight, be sure to finish your facial with a light application of your favorite ARC moisturizer and Sun Protectant Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
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