Glycolic Acid (AHA) Facial Chemical Peel
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY - DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY
Before applying the Glycolic Acid Medical Professional Chemical Peel to your face, make sure it is thoroughly cleansed, well rinsed, and completely dried. It is very important that you only apply this product to clean dry skin. All oils on the skin surface must be removed prior to use. DO NOT APPLY TO BROKEN SKIN, and DO NOT RUB INTO THE SKIN. Any soap or skin cleansing product must be well rinsed off. These agents contain a high pH level, which will decrease the effectiveness of the product.
After cleansing the skin, gently apply enough product with a cotton ball or fan brush to nicely cover the area. Use approximately 1 ml of product
Keep product away from eyes, lips, and mucous membranes.
Do NOT rub into skin.
Leave on 2 - 3 minutes. (You may increase by a 60 seconds a week, up to a max of 6 minutes.)
Neutralize - Mix a cup of water with a pinch of baking soda. Apply to face. Rinse with plain water. If you do not have baking soda, Rinse for approx. 5 minutes with plain water.
Apply your favorite non-comedogenic moisturizer.
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HOW OFTEN TO USE:
It is recommended that you use the Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel solution once weekly for 6 weeks, then rest your skin for 2 weeks (to allow skin cells to naturally rejuvenate). After the 2 week rest, you may start another 6 week cycle. Continue this cycle until you achieve the results you seek in your skin. Certain scars or deep wrinkles may require several cycles of treatment.
YOU MAY EXPERIENCE...
You may experience slight stinging or tingling while the glycolic acid is on the skin. The skin may turn pink, but will return to its normal color within 1 to 2 days. When used correctly there shouldn't be severe redness, burning, or blistering. If you experience these symptoms seek medical treatment and discontinue use. This will happen when the product is not used correctly, you are using too high of glycolic acid strength, or if your skin is too sensitive to handle a chemical peel. Also these symptoms mean you could be having an allergic reaction to the product.
It is normal for the skin to “peel” and appear flaky 1 to 2 days after use. That means the product is working. This is the dead skin shedding, allowing a healthy layer to come to the surface. If heavy peeling or slight scabbing occurs, apply a petroleum based product, or antibiotic ointment (Neosporin) to help speed healing.
Some stinging may occur in people with sensitive skin, or if you’ve left it on too long. Use with caution.
If stinging is severe, discontinue use.
This product is NOT for use by pregnant or lactating women.
Do not use any other product containing Alpha Hydroxy Acid within 24 hours of your skin peel.
Keep the container tightly closed and out of the reach of children.
Glycolic Acid may cause an increased sensitivity to the sun, and a sunscreen should be used.
In case of eye contact, rinse thoroughly with water, and seek medical help.
Please - when using this product, use caution, common sense, and good judgment.