Melissa Baker FACES

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Nuts over Mandelic Acid

Whenever our skin is feeling dull and congested and is in serious need of overall rejuvenation, we turn to peels. They remove the top layer of damaged skin to promote the growth of newer, healthy skin and address skin problems like acne and hyperpigmentation. While it seems like we've covered everything that you need to know about peels, there is one in particular that has been flying under the radar. Say hello to mandelic acid (derived from our friend The Almond) 👋🏼 - It's not some new, top-secret ingredient we've never heard before! Its actually another form of an ingredient we've come to know and love for our skin 👉🏼 alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). AHAs are good for the skin, as they work to loosen connections between impacted surface skin cells (called desmosomes) to allow the cells to shed naturally leading to a fresher, brighter complexion ✨ - You can expect the same skin benefits from a mandelic acid peel that you would expect from a normal one, such as cell turnover to firm up the skin. This one in particular is great for clearing pores and brightening the skin. Acneic skin can get impacted and clogged, making this a good choice for clearing skin debris and smoothing the complexion. Mandelic acid has shown some benefits for brightening the skin as well, so it can help support a regimen to clear photodamage 🙌🏼💥 If you have super-sensitive skin, this might be the better peel for you. It has a larger molecular structure than other acids, such as glycolic and salicylic, so it does not penetrate as deeply - book in with me & witness the results yourself!

Melissa Baker