Glycolic Peels

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    Glycolic Peels

    Hey everyone

    Do glycolic peels work on Melasma? Do you peel a lot? My beauty therapist has recommended a course of 6 but I am scared

    Thanks x

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    No it doesnt help much. my dermatologist did a course of 5 peels on me. it did lighten me at first then after few weeks my melasma came back. so dont waste your money on it.

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    i do my own glycolic acid peels, and i never peeled. just an exfoliation only, and it doesn't help my melasma at all. look into lactic acid peel.
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    It does help to a certain extent, but won't clear your condition. It makes your skin very sun-sensitive though so you have to slather on that SPF ;-) I do Glycolic 30% full face and a day or 2 after I do a LA 70% peel over my darker areas ONLY. I've have seen a fabulous improvement and almost almost almost clear omplexion. You have to be committed to treating yourself and patience is worth it.

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    Do you do your own LA peel? What are the pro's and con's you think? I am definitely willing to try it :-)

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    Hi MrsT
    Yes I do my own peels and have nothing bad to say about LA peels. It's helped lighten me drastically, with the combo I do. I have never had side-effects and I leave on for upto 10 minutes. Even my stubborn freckles I had since I was 3 have faded. I use Skinlaboratory's line of peels.

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    Thanks so much! I have just ordered a 40% LA peel to start off with and will see how I react to it before moving onto something stronger.

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    Good to start off low and work your way up eventually. I go high because my skin is used to be treated with all sort of stuff so the lower dosages feel like water on my skin..lol The higher the % the better the exfoliation. Good luck ;-)

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    What helped me most with getting rid of melasma was taking vitamin C 500mg, zinc 25mg, and pycogencol 25mg. I made sure I wasn't taking any copper in my multivitamins. I had melasma all over my cheeks, neck, and lips. It took about 1-2 months but I kept with doing it!
    I used to have to wear full coverage makeup. Now I use tinted sunscreen! I finally have the clear complexion I wanted!
    I stopped taking the pills and it seems it has come back but not as intense where it looks like freckles.
    I also used sunscreen with zinc oxide 17%or more!

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