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The first time I received a chemical peel, I was...

The first time I received a chemical peel, I was at a beauty salon and we trialed it inside my wrist, it burned so I didn't go through with it. Later on my skin got tougher, so I decided to purchase a lactic acid peel kit.

I purchased the 30% strength. It is safe, I had no problems. The first few times I used it I did experience some stinging, then I used it a bit later and felt nothing (I almost thought about buying the 50%). Then very recently I used it again this time I did get some mild stinging, it could be because of all the laser and the monobenzone cream I've been using so my skin is a little more sensitive.

My advice to anyone is IF IT BURNS, WASH IT OFF! Now this might seem like basic advice, but I read allot of reviews about people who have experienced burning sensations and still went through whichever peel or product they were using, often to detrimental results. If you have sensitive skin start with a milder strength such as the 20% peel. If your skin is a bit tougher, try 30%. If your skin is like living marble, use 50%. But always start on a mild or easy peel first because overdoing it can damage the skin. it is natural and normal to experience a stinging sensation while using this product. If you have very dark skin you may need to be wary, also if you are peeling while de-pigmentation you also have to be very careful as you can easily form patches on the skin.

There are different peels for different types of skin, Lactic acid or glycolic acid peel is suitable for most skins, but acne or oily based skin may require a mandelic or salicylic acid peel.

I have done many thing's to my face, hence my skin is almost at the 'living marble' stage, when you use peels, laser or other harsher products, your skin does build a tolerance. But if you constantly abuse your skin, it can create long term damage - it goes either way.

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