Mandelic acid is not so well known but is very popular with beauty experts. You may have included various acids in your treatment routine, such as retinol or salicylic acid. These are some of the most well-known acids, but they are not the only ones.
Mandelic Acid is probably the most impressive chemical peel, as it is effective even for sensitive skin, as it does not irritate the skin at all and, of course, does not hurt. Gives radiance to the skin and helps in smoothing.
A specialist can use it as a chemical exfoliator but also with special preparations for home use. It is very easy to use and does not cause tingling or burning, unless you have parched skin, as they will need to “work” more intensely to have an effect and you may feel a little strange.
What Is Mandelic Acid?
Mandelic acid is one of the alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and comes from bitter almonds. It is milder than other AHAs, such as lactic and glycolic acid. AHAs remove dead cells, breaking the bonds between the cells, revealing a clearer and brighter skin. They also create a more uniform tone as they clear the pores.
When To Use
You can use it if:
- You have black spots.
- You have oily or combination skin.
- You have acne.
- You want to get rid of acne scars.
- You need to smooth the skin.
- Your skin is pale and tired.
- You want to use it as a weapon for the signs of aging.
- You want to upgrade the color of your skin.
- Want more youthful skin as it stimulates the formation of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
- Do you want to achieve skin regeneration from photoaging?
- Do you want to deal with Rosacea?
- You want to get rid of dark circles.
How does it work?
Mandelic acid speeds up the exfoliation of dead cells by relaxing the internal ligaments of the cells and activating micro-exfoliation.
The skin is lightened, the discoloration is reduced and the skin tone becomes uniform thanks to the exfoliation of the outer layer of the skin.
It blocks the oiliness of the skin and reduces dark spots, as it releases the outlets of the sebaceous glands and enhances its action.
It has antiseptic and antibacterial action and relieved the irritations caused by acne and inflammation.
It also activates the synthesis of elastin and collagen that contribute to the firmness of the face and hyaluronic acid, which is what moisturizes the skin.
It slows down the process of skin aging, as well as photoaging. Of course, if used often and in the right quantities.
When do the results appear?
You will see the results of mandelic acid immediately after its application, as your skin will be clean, rejuvenated and radiant, while it will be constantly improving in the following days. However, in some skin problems, such as rosacea and cystic acne, 3-6 applications may be needed depending on the severity of the lesion to show the renewal and improvement of the skin. You can do the treatment with mandelic acid every 1-3 weeks.
What to watch out for
For the next week you should avoid hot showers and contact with very hot air. Also, apply regenerating cream twice a day. Of course, you will not miss the use of a sunscreen with a minimum protection index of SPF 30 all year round.
This peeling does not cause peeling or redness, but dandruff peeling may appear in some areas after 3-4 days of application, which will subside in 1-2 days with the use of moisturizing-regenerating cream.
Wash your face with a mild cleanser, and definitely with cold water and wipe it gently. Also, for the next two weeks, avoid doing any other peeling.
- Allergic reactions to almond.
- Open sores, inflammations on the face, abrasions.
- Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding.