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How Do I Choose the Best Exfoliating Peel?

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  • Written By: A. Rohlandt
  • Edited By: Susan Barwick
  • Last Modified Date: 04 September 2019
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In order to choose the best exfoliating peel you should decide where you need to apply it and whether you need a facial or body peel. You should also look for an exfoliating peel that contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and moisturizing ingredients. Likewise, an exfoliating peel that contains organic ingredients is best, especially if you have sensitive skin. User reviews may also be helpful if you want to see what results you should expect.

The most important consideration when searching for the best exfoliating peel is whether you're going to need a product for your face or body. Facial and body exfoliating peels work in exactly the same way, but the skin of the face and neck area is more sensitive. This is why the face and neck require products that are especially formulated for those areas.

Exfoliating peels generally contain AHAs such as glycolic or lactic acid, which can be especially helpful in getting rid of dead skin cells. Products for use on the body contain higher concentrations of these acids, so it's always best to check the concentration before you purchase a product. If you have sensitive skin, you may need to opt for a product that has a lower concentrations of these ingredients.

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An exfoliating peel with intensive moisturizing ingredients may be helpful if you have fairly dry or sensitive skin. Getting rid of dead skin cells can make the skin appear smoother and more youthful, but nourishing or moisturizing the new skin underneath may be just as important. Aloe vera is one of the ingredients to look for as it is believed not only to soothe but also to moisturize the skin. Antioxidants such as vitamin A and E may also help nourish the skin and protect it against the effects of free radicals.

Organic products contain fewer chemicals and can be a more suitable alternative if you're concerned about what you use on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, using all-natural or organic products can help cut down on allergic reactions or irritation. You could also make a homemade exfoliating peel if you want to be sure of every single ingredient.

Finding the best exfoliating peel means choosing a product that gives you reasonable results and that delivers what it promises. It may be helpful to check user reviews for a specific product, before you buy. Seeing what other users have experienced and the results they have gotten can give you a rough idea of what you should expect and whether the product truly lives up to its claims.

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