Tips When Treating Body Parts

Neck and Chest

While it is safe to use our peels here, the skin is thinner on the neck and chest than on the face. Thus the times should be adjusted. Start with 2 minutes, not to exceed 7 minutes.

Around the Eyes

You must be very careful when applying around the eyes as this area is very sensitive. I would avoid applying it to this area until you have some understanding of how your skin reacts to the peel. Always apply to the eye area separately from the rest of the face, and only after you know how you respond to the Glycolic and Lactic acids.

In this way you can then better estimate how long you can leave it in the eye area… most likely 45 seconds and then remove it to avoid irritation. Be very careful to not to get any in your eyes. If this happens wash repeatedly with cool water for 5-7 minutes.

The skin around the eyes is very delicate, and therefore more susceptible to the effects of the sun and environmental factors. For this reason, it is SO important to take extra care to protect it. The eyes are typically the first area on the face to show signs of aging. The eyes have few oil glands, meaning they need more hydration.

Foot Sole Skin

[sws_blockquote_endquote align="" cite="http://www.skininc.com/treatments/body/Sole-Searching-185424932.html?utm_source=newsletter-html&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SI+E-Newsletter+01-23-2013" quotestyle="style02"]The skin of the epidermis on the soles of the feet is much thicker; up to 1.4 mm and comprised of five distinct layers. It has to be thicker to withstand the amount of stress and pressure placed on the soles with every step. There’s more: The skin on the soles of the feet has an additional layer in the epidermis, and the skin cells are packed together in a strong, congruent membrane. The skin on the bottom of the feet also has four times more sweat glands, but does not have hair or sebaceous glands. Due to these functional features of the skin on the soles of the feet, it does not respond as readily to typical skin care techniques practiced elsewhere on the body. The outermost layer of the epidermis, known as the stratum corneum, is crucial to the skin barrier. Made up of overlapping layers of cells, the stratum corneum keeps vital nutrients in, and damaging substances and elements out. Healthy skin keeps in moisture and protects against the entry of bacteria, fungus or viruses. Unhealthy or dry skin creates a portal of entry, leaving the skin traumatized and unable to perform its job of protection. [/sws_blockquote_endquote]