Improve Results by Alternating Products
The Salicylic Acid is very effective at removing dead skin cells, allowing the Lactic Acid to penetrate deeper into the skin, giving you a deeper peel.
When using Salicylic in conjunction with another one of our peels, you must make sure you don’t remove more layers of skin than can be regenerated. At first, you may want to use the peels several days apart, to test what your skin can handle. If you notice redness, similar to that of a sunburn, or you experience discomfort in the days following an application, the peel has penetrated too deep.
Typically start with alternating between the two, making sure to apply them 3-4 days apart. Then, increase the frequency of the Salicylic applications. This type of rotation, keeps the Lactic acid application at once a week, which is recommended.
If you would like to go to a once a week, same day routine, the two peels can be used back to back. This will give you a much deeper peel.
Our peels are designed to only inflict slight irritation in the hour or so after application, and you should never feel discomfort a day after the peel is applied. If you notice redness, similar to that of a sunburn, or you experience discomfort in the days following an application, the peel has penetrated too deep. You should wait at least 10-14 days before applying peel again. This will allow the new skin to fully regenerate before attempting another peel procedure.
Time Between Applications
Using Salicylic/20 & Lactic/50 in Conjunction
If it is your first time using these products, I wouldn’t suggest using them together on the same day. Use the Salicylic Acid 20, then wait 3 days before applying the Lactic/50. Once your skin becomes accustomed, you may move the application days closer, and then eventually apply on the same day.
Remember that the depth of the peel is controlled by contact time, frequency of application, and thickness of application. After your peel, if you are experiencing what looks and feels like a sunburn, or if you experience discomfort in the days following an application, then the peel has penetrated too deeply. I recommend you wait at least 10 days before applying the peel again. This allows the time needed for new skin growth. Upon applying the peel to your skin again, you should reduce the application time. As your skin becomes accustomed to the treatment you may increase application time and/or thickness of the application as you are comfortable.