Fruit acid peels or chemical peels work without any abrasives. They contain fruit acids as their active ingredients, such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), lactic acids or glycolic acids. These natural organic acids come from fruit and other plants and exfoliate your skin due to the reaction between the acid and the skin’s pH level. Fruit acid peels are especially suitable for acne, blemished and large-pored skin or pigment or age spots. Even small wrinkles or acne scars can be removed when applied regularly.
Attention! Never perform a fruit acid peel yourself. It’s better to have a treatment in a beauty salon. And make sure you only ever have a fruit acid peel during the winter months, as it makes your skin much more sensitive to sunlight.
GENTLE EXFOLIATION WITH ENZYMES
An “enzyme peel” may sound somewhat synthetic, but the exfoliating effect is actually created through purely biological processes. Enzyme peels use the cleansing power of fruits: the fruit enzymes split protein elements and separate dead skin cells from the intact skin. As they only soften the top layer of skin, but don’t peel it off, enzyme peels are ideal for sensitive skin.
Applying an enzyme peel is somewhat more complex: to ensure the enzymes can work properly, repeatedly lay a warm compress over the peel. Don’t use enzyme peels any more than once a month, as your skin needs enough time to regenerate after a treatment like this.