What is a Glycolic Peel – Phoenix – LeClair Skincare

A glycolic peel contains glycolic acid which is an alpha-hydroxy acid made from sugarcane. Glycolic acid is often found in chemical peel formulations and is known for its ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of many skin types. Inspire Day Spa in Phoenix offers LeClair products which feature this ingredient in many different forms including cleansers, serums, moisturizers, eye creams, and peels. 

Physical Exfoliation Versus Chemical Exfoliation 

Exfoliation treatments can be done in two different ways: with a physical product or a chemical that contains an acid, such that is safe to use on your face and neck. What we mean by a physical product is something that has a grainy or abrasive texture that you massage into your skin to manually remove buildup, such as LeClair’s Organic AHA Treatment Scrub. A mildly abrasive treatment, such as our AHA Treatment Scrub, will provide rejuvenation and health to even the most lackluster skin in order to reveal a baby-soft complexion free of dryness and/or excess oil. 

What is a Glycolic Peel - Phoenix - LeClair Skincare

Glycolic Peels are Safe for Your Skin

Chemical exfoliation, often done with a product containing glycolic acid, utilizes safe-for-skin acids that break dissolve embedded oil in pores and remove dead skin on a deeper, cellular level. A glycolic peel done in Phoenix with LeClair Skincare products will remove the top layers of the skin by weakening the lipids that bond cells together causing dead skin cells to slough off after treatment. 

Some Anti-Aging Benefits of a Glycolic Peel 

A glycolic peel done at home with LeClair products or at Inspire Day Spa in Phoenix, will stimulate collagen production, exfoliate dead skin cells. The peel will also penetrate deep into the skin to dissolve sebum (oil). After a short recovery time, the peel helps reveal brighter, healthy new cells leaving you with a radiant glow. Also, fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced as new skin cell production is stimulated by the peel. And a glycolic peel is much more than an exfoliation treatment because it also lightens discolorations such as sun and age spots. It can additionally help skin that’s prone to acne, blackheads and whiteheads because the glycolic peel will remove excessive oil in large and normal pores. 

Always Moisturize After a Glycolic Peel!

What is a Glycolic Peel - Phoenix - LeClair Skincare

Overworking the skin with too many exfoliation products can start to break the bonds between healthy skin cells. As long as you are not using a glycolic peel, or any kind of exfoliation treatment excessively, the side effects of a peel will be minor and short lived. Recovery time is usually one to fourteen days and common side effects include redness, dry skin, and some peeling. Do not use any other exfoliation products or devices for at least a week after a glycolic peel. Skin will also be more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays and in Phoenix that can be an issue since so many of our days are sunny. Be sure to use moisturizing products that contain sunscreen such as LeClair’s Ester-C Collagen Moisturizer. This is a product which contains ample, concentrated amounts of Vitamin C and thus can hasten your skin’s healing time.