Hello Esthetic Haus beauties! Welcome to this week’s blog.  Last week we blogged about Chemical Peel 101. This week we are going to educate you about the importance of seeing a licensed practitioner for your chemical peels.

I recently read an article where people were purchasing chemical peels from eBay!!!!  The first thing that comes to mind is “WHY”?  You must be very careful when buying such items online. There is a chance you may or may not be getting what you paid for. eBay and other online entities may not be authorized retailers for these products. As a consumer ask the following questions. Where are they getting these products from? What ingredients were put in the items I purchased? What is actually going on my skin? Is it a reputable seller? In the article the consumer reported that she purchased a chemical peel on eBay. The peel turned out to be 100% acid. She suffered the consequences of having burnt skin.

When I was training to become a licensed esthetician I learned the functions of the skin and how products affect each of it’s layers.  As a licensed esthetician I am only allowed to work on the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). This means a chemical peel of 35% or less with a pH level between 3 and 4. A dermatologist and/or a medical esthetician under a doctors supervision can administer a higher percentage chemical peel.

What I really want is for you to be safe out there! My advise is to go to a reputable esthetician, sit down for a consultation, get to know your skin type, and get suggestions on what products will work best for your skin. Remember what works for someone else might not work for you. Take YouTube and DIY videos with a grain of salt because they sometimes can be misleading.  Buy your products from a creditable retailer.  By doing so they can educate you on how to use properly use the product at home.

Let’s be safe out there my Esthetic Haus beauties you only get the skin you were born with so treat it right. Go see your esthetician for your skin care treatments. No DIY chemical peel treatments at home.

 Here is a link to the article that prompted me to write this blog!