What Are Glycolic Acid Peel Pads?
Spa-inspired chemical exfoliation is a key step to any effective skincare routine. One of the most popular forms of chemical exfoliation is Glycolic Acid, which is widely used in the skincare industry.
Applying a glycolic acid peel pad (aka AHA alpha hydroxy acid) is an intense overnight treatment that renews and brightens your skin, unclogs your pores, reduces breakouts, evens skin tone, increases collagen production – all while you sleep.
By the time you wake up, your skin will be glowing with a smoother and brighter complexion. They can be gentle enough to use every day. By gently sweeping the surface layer, glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin cells which instantly helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and blemishes.
The best glycolic pads for face that I have tried are the Sonage Glow to Go Glycolic Acid Peel Pads – convenient on-the-go exfoliating AHA peel pads to brighten your complexion on the cheap!
Why Are Glycolic Acid Peel Pads So Effective?
Our skin naturally sheds dead cells. But as we age, dead skin cells take longer to shed, creating a layer of dullness and clogged pores. Worst of all, this prevents effective results from other skincare products as they are unable to absorb properly into the skin.
Shedding the surface dead skin layer allows products to penetrate deeper within your skin layers. For best results, exfoliate regularly to help your skin receive the maximum benefits from all your skincare products.
Peel pads are one of the most effective skin care products out there as they provide exfoliants in two forms – the glycolic acid is the chemical exfoliant that dissolves and renews the dead skin cells.
The mesh texture of the pad acts as a physical exfoliant which you gently swipe to slough off dead skin cells, debris, and makeup from your face.
Glycolic acid peel pads are excellent for fighting wrinkles as it removes dead skin cells to reveal new youthful cells. Maintaining consistency will promote new cells to arise which help stimulate the growth of collagen.
Regardless of age or skin type, exfoliating is an essential step in a skincare routine and is safe for all skin types.
Want to Add Exfoliating Pads to Your Skincare Routine?
Glycolic Acid comes in many forms but the most potent and convenient type of application are Sonage Glow to Go Glycolic Acid Peel Pads. On clean skin, take a moist pad and apply light pressure in a circular motion.
No need to rinse off. Give it a minute or two to work its magic before following with your favorite serum and moisturizer.
Be sure to follow the usage directions, as peel pads can be slightly too harsh or irritating for sensitive skin, but it is generally because we are over exfoliating.
When using glycolic acid peel pads, it is recommended for all skin types – dry, normal, combination, oily, and mature – to reduce use of other exfoliation methods like mechanical facial cleansing brushes or other abrasive exfoliants.
If you are using peel pads for the first time, your skin may need a few days to adjust to the ingredients. Start by using a pad only twice a week. As your tolerance increases and your skin gets comfortable with the tingling, it is safe to increase the number of applications.
For oily, acne-prone skin, we recommend nightly use and alternative nightly use for normal to dry skin. If you notice any kind of irritation, rinse your face with water to stop the acid from absorbing in your skin.
Until you build healthier skin with better resistance, it is safe to use the peel pads in moderation.
You will see a noticeable difference after the very first treatment. The next morning your skin will be smoother, brighter, and radiant. Get ready for friends and family asking you – “How do you get that glow?”
Lastly, the most important skin care advice after using any type of glycolic acid peel pads is to follow with an SPF.
Using the pads removes dead skin cells exposing your renewed skin. A protective sunscreen SPF 30 will shield your skin from light UVA/UVB.
Consistent and proper use of the Glow to Go glycolic acid peel pads will give you a healthier and brighter complexion which allows your serums and moisturizers to work more effectively and your makeup application to be more even and vibrant.
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