Rules for conducting chemical peeling at home

Chemical peeling is an effective cosmetic procedure, and it is advisable to consult a specialist to conduct it. If you decide to do everything yourself at home, then first prepare the skin and learn the important rules.

In what cases is chemical peeling indicated?

There are the following indications for carrying out chemical peeling:

  • the first signs of age-related changes and aging: skin laxity, dryness and reduction of turgor, ptosis of the eyelids and other areas of the face, wrinkles;
  • pigmentation disorders, age spots;
  • increased sebum production;
  • expansion of pores;
  • dullness, thinness, lifelessness of the skin;
  • hyperkeratosis - thickening of the stratum corneum of the skin;
  • acne or its effects - postacne;
  • presence of scars and scars on the face;
  • cellulite;
  • stretch marks on different parts of the body.

Who should not conduct the procedure?

Chemical peeling has contraindications:

  • skin sensitization;
  • violation of the integrity of the skin, their damage: abrasions, scratches, burns, wounds;
  • intolerance to the ingredients used;
  • facial neoplasms, especially of malignant or unidentified nature;
  • exacerbation of herpes infection;
  • any dermatological diseases in the acute stage (dermatitis, eczema, acne, psoriasis);
  • excessively thin skin;
  • couperosis, vascular "stars" or "nets" on the face, weak capillaries;
  • mental disorders, severe diseases of the nervous system (epilepsy, psychosis, schizophrenia);
  • serious cardiovascular pathologies and diseases;
  • breastfeeding and pregnancy periods.

Preparing for a home chemical peel

To please the result and be close to what you want, you should properly prepare the skin for chemical peeling. This training involves some restrictions:

  1. It is not necessary to carry out the procedure in the period of increased activity of the sun, that is, in late spring, summer and early autumn. Peeling increases the sensitivity of the skin to the ultraviolet and makes the face more vulnerable and prone to the negative effects of direct rays.
  2. Avoid sunburn for one to two weeks and apply sunscreen on your face before leaving the house.
  3. Two weeks before the date of chemical peeling, give up other aggressive cosmetic procedures, do not use scrubs and other similar products with coarse abrasive particles or concentrated acids in the composition.
  4. Preliminarily perform an allergic test, applying a small amount of the selected agent to the wrist and waiting fifteen minutes. If the skin is almost unchanged, the procedure is right for you. If you notice pronounced unpleasant symptoms, the procedure may cause side effects (it is worth refusing it or choosing another more benign or hypoallergenic remedy).

Carrying out the procedure

How to make a chemical peeling at home? The procedure is carried out in several stages:

  1. First you need to clean the skin with a tonic or lotion.
  2. If the manufacturer of the professional tool offers a pre-peeling solution, apply it and allow to stand for the time specified in the instructions. If washing is required, swipe it.
  3. Go to the application of the main peeling agent.Spread it evenly in a thin layer. Leave the composition on the face for twenty to thirty minutes, depending on the manufacturer's instructions, the selected recipe or the concentration of the components (the more acids, the shorter the exposure should be).
  4. Carefully wash the entire face with warm water to remove the peeling.
  5. Apply a moisturizing cream with a soothing or anti-inflammatory effect.

Important rules:

  • Do not increase the duration of the procedure, it is fraught with chemical burns.
  • If immediately after applying you feel a strong burning sensation or other unbearable symptoms, immediately stop the procedure.
  • Do not do home peels more than once every ten to fourteen days.

Specialized products or home recipes?

How to choose a peeling for excellent results? There are specialized ready-made cosmetics designed for the procedure and suitable for home use. They can include enzymes (enzymes), salicylic, retinoic and other acids, calcium chloride and other components. The main advantages are the competently chosen composition, relative safety and clear instructions for use. But some peels are quite expensive.

Homemade recipes:

  • Buy a 5% solution of calcium chloride in the pharmacy and apply it in four to five layers (each previous one must dry out). Leave the product on the skin for half an hour.
  • In the pharmacy, get a 2% solution of salicylic acid and apply it the same way as in the previous paragraph - layer by layer. The exposure time is thirty minutes.
  • Mix on a tablespoon of ammonia, camphor, glycerin, boric acid and hydrogen peroxide. Distribute this mixture evenly over the surface of the face, soak for half an hour.

Skin care after peeling

Skin care after peeling at home includes following simple rules:

  1. For ten days, avoid direct sunlight.
  2. Day after the procedure, do not use any cosmetics. Then you can apply a moisturizing or soothing cream. It is better to refuse decorative cosmetics for several days.
  3. Try not to scratch your skin, do not touch it unnecessarily. On the first day, it is better not to wet your face; for the next few days, do not use soap, lotions and tonics containing alcohol and acids for washing.
  4. Week do not go to saunas and baths.

Advantages and disadvantages of the procedure

The advantages of chemical peeling:

  • It solves a large number of problems: it makes wrinkles less noticeable, stretch marks and scars, normalizes the activity of the sebaceous glands, contributes to the narrowing of pores, improves turgor and relieves sagging, brightens pigment spots, normalizes face tint and makes it more fresh and smooth, reduces the severity of cellulite.
  • Impact in several directions: cell regeneration and renewal, removal of the horny layer of the epidermis, stimulation of elastin and collagen production, improvement of blood circulation, oxygenation.
  • Chemical peels are suitable for both face and body.
  • High efficiency and results visible after the first procedure.


  • Not the highest security. Chemical peeling carried out at home is classified as median, and their implementation requires the professionalism of a cosmetologist and the observance of important rules.
  • There are risks of side effects, such as hyperemia, itching, swelling, burning, redness. Symptoms usually disappear within a day, but may persist longer.
  • The presence of contraindications.

Chemical peeling is an effective procedure for improving the condition of the skin. But in order to achieve results and avoid consequences, spend it carefully and correctly.

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