Contrary to popular belief, many individuals continue to struggle with acne well into adulthood. Adult acne is acne that persists past the age of 25. Four factors that directly contribute to this issue are: 

 

  1. Clogged Pores 
  2. Excess Oil Production 
  3. Bacteria
  4. Inflammation 

 

Some people are born with skin that is susceptible to acne. However, there are also lifestyle choices that contribute to the severity of the condition. Hormones and stress, particularly a woman’s menstrual cycle, have a direct impact on the look and feel of her skin. The hair and skin products we use can clog our pores, and our diet can trigger inflammation. We will explore the benefits of chemical peels as a treatment option for adult acne.

 

Salicylic Acid Peel

A Salicylic Acid Peel works by deeply exfoliating the surface layers of the skin. The salicylic acid breaks the bonds that hold the skin cells together and causes them to break away, effectively peeling away the first layer of skin to promote the growth of new, healthier skin. This treatment is particularly beneficial for aging skin as it effectively regenerates and rejuvenates the skin on the face, making it appear younger and healthier.

 

This kind of peel is perfect for individuals who want to look younger, those who suffer from severe acne and blackheads, and those looking for a more even complexion. Salicylic acid peels are available over the counter and done at home. Expect to feel tingling, but uncomfortable burning is not normal. You should wash the peel