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How to Use the 30% Glycolic Acid Peel

SPECIAL NOTE: You will NOT see dramatic results after just one or two applications. The exfoliation process takes at least 6 - 10 peels for skin issues to start to resolve themselves. Please have patience!

Preparing the Area:

1. Cleanse and DRY the area to be exfoliated. DO NOT use a soap-based product. Soap is an alkali and will neutralize the acid. We recommend using the 30Glycolic Freshener and Cleanser. If you choose to use a different cleanser, be sure it is pH balanced to the acidic side. Cetaphil is a good alternative to soap.

NOTE: You can exfoliate your arms, elbows, legs, neck, back, hands & feet as well as your face.

2. Pour a liberal amount of the pH Balanced Prepping Solution onto a cotton ball, your hand, or a small dish, and apply it with the cotton ball, your fingertips, or a fan brush to the area you wish to exfoliate. Let the area dry completely.

Before applying the Exfoliator, perform a “patch test” on a dime-sized area of the inside of your arm. As with any product, there is the chance that you may be highly sensitive to the glycolic acid. If you are highly sensitive, you will experience burning and immediate redness. Immediately neutralize the area with soap and do not continue with the process.

Applying the Peel:

Do not use this product more than once a week.

1. Pour a liberal amount of the 30% Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel onto a cotton ball, your hand, or a dish. Apply a “not thin, not thick” coating of the acid peel onto the area to be exfoliated.

a. Keep the Exfoliator at least a quarter inch away from the eyes.
b. Do not apply to irritated, sensitive skin or open wounds.
c. If the product is applied to a skin abrasion or small cut and discomfort occurs, apply a small amount of liquid soap directly to the affected area to neutralize the Exfoliator.
d. Do not apply the Exfoliator to skin that has been waxed within 24 hours.
e. Do not apply the Exfoliator to skin that has been shaved within 24 hours.

2. Leave on for no more than 2-3 minutes. A slight stinging sensation may occur. This is normal as it means that the acid is working.

3. Remove the Exfoliator with slightly soapy, lukewarm water to neutralize the glycolic acid.

4. Gently pat your face with a towel to dry it.

SPECIAL NOTE: During the first few weeks of exfoliation, there is a risk of increased breakouts. Blemishes are not only on the surface of your skin, but beneath it. As you exfoliate away dead skin cells and clogged pores, those hidden blemishes are flushed to the surface. Continued exfoliation removes those now revealed blemishes, uncovering the healthy skin below.

Post-Peel Advice:

1. Using a cotton ball, apply Freshener or pH Balanced Prepping Solution to the area that has been exfoliated. This will remove excess skin cells that have been loosened by the Exfoliator.

2. Apply moisturizer to the area(s) you have exfoliated. We recommend our deep moisturizing Chiffon Cream or Royal Chiffon Cream.

NOTE: Do NOT apply any products or moisturizers (i.e. Alpha Balance Moisturizer) containing alpha hydroxy acids for 24 hours after applying the Exfoliator. Use of too many layers of glycolic acid may cause skin irritation.

3. Slight reddening of the skin may occur for a limited period of time, especially in people with sensitive skin. You may not experience peeling.

4. DO NOT…

a. Expose your face to the sun for 24 hours after applying the Exfoliator.
b. Wax the skin for 24 hours after applying the Exfoliator.
c. Shave directly after application of the Exfoliator.

For external use only. Keep out of reach of small children.

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