Chemical peels are one of the most popular ways to try and remove acne scars from your face. Typically, chemical peels help your face get a nice, smooth texture and lighten the darker areas so scarring may become less visible. It also unclogs your pores, which helps prevent future acne breakouts as well - win-win! How are chemical peels such miracle workers? Well, in a less appealing way of putting it, chemical peels work by removing the top layer of skin from your face, presenting you with fresh-looking, glowing new skin.
There are quite a few chemical peels to choose from, so you should pick wisely to what is best suited for your skin type and type of acne scars. Here are some of the acids that work well in chemical peels:
- Salicyclic acid - this is good if you tend to have greasy and acne-prone skin, as it helps clean your pores
- Glycolic acid - this acid is focused on exfoliating your skin, and best for normal/oily skin types
- Lactic acid - in general, this acid is good for all skin types and works well in fading dark scars
- Mandelic acid - again this acid works well for all skin types, but especially those who have darker skin tones
- Phytic acid - lastly, this acid is best for those who have sensitive skin, and suffer from hyper-pigmentation