So, you want to try a chemical peel at home. Don’t be nervous - the term “chemical exfoliation” sounds scarier than it actually is.
It’s really just another method to get the type of before and after results you’re looking for. The word “chemical” simply describes the way the ingredients perform. This method chemically dissolves the intercellular glue that holds dead (keratinized) skin cells together and penetrates the upper layers of your skin with exfoliating acids for a more complete removal of dead surface cells.
Chemical exfoliation allows for deeper penetration of active ingredients and can be a great option for:
- Significant congestion
- Problem pores
- Fine lines
- Anyone who prefers a leave-on formula over a skin-sloughing granular scrub
With chemical exfoliation, you’ll get incredible results with minimal effort and no discomfort or downtime. Here’s your quick guide on chemical exfoliation for the face, all the different types of chemical exfoliants, and how to find the best chemical peel at home.