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It depends on how bad your acne was and if you still have a lot of "active" acne.

If you can keep you skin clear, the red marks should improve pretty well.

Are you doing this yourself or through an esthetician? I am asking because there are kits you can order online and do at home that are much cheaper, in case you didn't know.

I've done 50% lactic acid peels at home, 30% salicylic acid peels at home, and while I havn't done one, I know where you can order 70% glycolic peels for home use. This is so much cheaper than having it done somewhere.

If I've gone off on you and you already knew all this...I'm blushing and I'm sorry.

But your question is hard to answer because I don't know how bad your acne is!

Unclogs and cleans dirty pores on acne-prone skin.

Surface skin will be exfoliated very quickly ... just a sloughing
action that will leave your skin feeling smooth and looking refreshed.
The dry, dead, glued-together surface sebum that makes skin look dull
and clogs pores, will be dissolved and removed.

Glycolic Acid Peels: formulated from sugar cane, this peel creates a mild exfoliating action. Glycolic acid peels work by loosening up the horny layer and exfoliating the superficial top layer. This peel also stimulates collagen growth.

I bought the 70% Glycolic Acid Peel Kit. I am able to make it anywhere from 20%-70% acid. You need to start out lower than 50% if you can. If not make sure you only leave it on for a minute or at least do the patch test!!

I believe that I have done the peel 3 times. I have noticed a better glow to my face and it seems to look and feel more smoother and fresher. I know that this is a slow process, I believe it says 6 to 8 weeks and that is doing it once a week. Just don't start off too strong or leave it on too long. If you do you will have more noticeable peeling and won't be able to maybe do it once a week, you might have to skip a week. It is better to build yourself up to it.

Denise mentioned Lactic Acid Peels, I have been doing those also (40%) and Lactic Acid is also good to do. Lactic Acid is good for acne red spots, sun spots, etc.. It is also good to change up after a while. Do Glycolic Acid for a while and then get you some Lactic Acid. Your skin will eventually start not responding as well to one acid so it is good to change up for a while.
Lactic Acid Peel: Alphahydroxy facial peel to remove dead skin cells, and promote healthier, softer and more radiant skin. This peel is derived from either sour milk or bilberries. Cleopatra was said to bathe in Donkey's milk and she had beautiful skin.


I see that you do the Salicylic Acid Peel. I haven't bought this yet, but I plan to buy it soon!! I read that doing a salicylic acid peel every four weeks in conjunction to a glycolic peel gives you more benefits. Have you had any good results from the salicylic acid peels?

Originally posted by pac10:
hey jani, whatever happend to u and ur skin culture peel, as for the glycolic peels, how many weeks about until there is noticable inprovement?

Hey Pac10

I posted about the skin culture peel on the Skin Culture peel Diary that Navywife started.

Glycolic Acid Peels are light peels. You are not going to notice a difference immediately like you would a medium depth/deep depth peel.

They usually say for marked improvement 6 - 8 weeks doing a peel once a week or every two weeks. I have done three of the gylcolic peels at once a week. After a peel I put CP Serum on. After the second peel I did, (then applied CP Serum) my face looked smoother and had a nice glow to it.

It is really to soon for me to say anything else.

I really don't know what kind of peel kit you bought either. The kind I bought was unbuffered 70% acid made by MD Forte. This can be dangerous if used improperly!! In the kit I received a ph prep solution (put on to get your face ready) an acid reducer (so you can choose what percentage you want to make by adding more acid reducer to the 70%), and the 70% acid bottle. The kit also came with directions on how to make 20% - 70% peels. The maxium time is 6 minutes, but you should work yourself up to it!!! It is very important to start off slow!!! The first peel I believe I did a 40% (which I would not recommend if you are a beginner at AHA's). It turned out OK, I had left it on for 5 minutes. The second peel I did was 50% at 5 minutes. THat was too strong for me right now. It made my face red and sore and scabby with noticeable peeling. The CP Serum helped with that. The third peel was 35% at 5 minutes and I am going to keep it there for a few more weeks. I really don't think my face will ever be able to tolerate the 70%, although I do put 70% on my chest, neck, and back of hands for sun damage.

The 50% you bought I don't know if it is buffered or not. Let me know.

Something else to consider: Glycolic peels is also good to do after a medium/deep peel. It will enhance your results. So it is good to keep around.......

Good Luck

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