Dr. Amy Lewis on At-Home Face Peels

Beauty Cred on 9 Sep 2008 at 9:12pm

Got dull skin, blemishes, acne scars, and uneven skin texture troubling you? Chances are you've eyed a few exfoliators or at-home microdermabrasion kits at the drug store--and those can be a quick and easy fix to wake up skin or improve its texture. But which to choose?

Allure magazine featured in their September 2008 an at-home face peel recommended by NY Dermatologist Dr. Amy Lewis. One of her top picks is DERMAdoctor Physical Chemistry Microdermabrasion & Multiacid Peel.

"This is a great peel with chemical and manual components to improve skin's texture," Dr. Lewis said. "The beads help the acids penetrate better."

DERMAdoctor, the brainchild of Dr. Audrey Kunin, touts Physical Chemistry Microdermabrasion & Multiacid Peel as a first-of-its-kind in that it combines a multiacid peel with "microdermabrading beads"--so it promises both the benefits of a peel as well as the manual exfoliation of microdermabrasion.

Personally, for my own skin, I find most over-the-counter microdermabrasion kits to be overly gentle--as if they're almost afraid to cross the line and do something to my skin. So I like the idea of kicking things up a notch (Emeril, where are you?) with the multi-acid complex--which includes Glycolic, Lactic, Azelaic and Beta Hydroxy Acids. This one may be worth a try...though at $75, you'll be paying more than you would at the drug store.