As I near my thirtieth birthday, I have come upon the realization – as most of us do when we are getting close to our big three-zero – that I am getting older, not any younger. Such is the process of life, and with this aging process does come some other undesirable unsightliness that I am doing my best to evade. Things like the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on my face, blemishes, or even clogged pores—which just drive me crazy, as I always want my skin to look youthful, supple, textured and toned. However, I have managed to figure out a really sweet, affordable and easy way that you can tackle these skin issues and combat the signs of aging, and all from the comfort of your own home, too!
AHAs (glycolic acid) chemical peels/acid peels: I was looking around online and have been so far able to find some really affordable glycolic acid peels that harness the power of alphahydroxy acids, or AHAs. You can easily uncover some really inexpensive at-home facial chemical peel kits that come with the acid, the neutralizer and the moisturizer for around $20 or so online.
To apply them, lightly dab the AHAs onto your face, starting with the least sensitive areas first and the most sensitive areas last. Once you notice the skin starting to turn light pink, use the neutralizer and reverse the process, starting with the most sensitive areas and finishing off with least sensitive areas. Then, simply add some moisturizer and you are good to go.
The best part: These chemical peels can be used on a weekly basis, and you are saving a horde of cash off what the day spas would charge you for the same thing (around $75-$165 or more, depending upon the spa). Make sure to follow up with a solid SPF sunscreen for proper UV protection.