Lactic Acid Peel
Similar to glycolic acid peels, lactic acid peels are alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). Derived from milk, they are very mild chemical peels with little to no downtime. Because lactic acid is a natural human metabolite, there is less chance of an allergic reaction with this type of peel.
Therefore, they are a good choice for first-time peel users or for those with sensitive skin. However, dry or oily skin types can also use this peel and get good results. Lactic acid is especially good for to use for mature skin.
Keep reading to learn more about how lactic acid peels can repair damaged skin and what to expect when you get one of these peels.
What do Lactic Acid Peels Do?
The benefits of lactic acid peels include:
- Exfoliating the surface of your skin
- Deep cleaning pores
- Fading dark marks
- Improving hyperpigmentation
- Evening out skin tone
- Brightening and lightening skin
- Improving the appearance of light wrinkles
- Stimulating natural collagen production
Overall, lactic acid peels are a great way to treat common skin concerns. How great a lactic acid peel will be at fixing a skin problem will depend on a number of factors though. These include how your skin reacts, the strength of the peel (lactic acid peels usually range from 40-70%), the number of peels you get (you will usually need more than one to get your desired skin results), and how well you take care of your skin post-peel.