The best face masks and chemical peels don't have to be messy and time-consuming.
At one point this past year, my nighttime skin-care routine consisted of nine steps, not including any additional face masks or peels outside my daily products. I actually found myself procrastinating going to sleep because nine steps stood between me and my pillow, and sometimes it was just too daunting after a long day at work or a late night with friends. I wanted skin-care products I just didn’t have to think about too much. Luckily, I’m in a position where I get to try out a lot of different types of skin-care products,including myriad face masks and peels. I’ve managed to whittle my nightly skin-care routine to a more manageable list of steps, but a lot of that is thanks to a few strong products that I throw into the mix a few times a week. Face masks and peels can really help with persistent concerns you may have, like dryness, breakouts, uneven texture, fine lines, and discoloration. These face masks and peels are quick, easy, and effective–perfect for people who simultaneously want an uncomplicated skin-care routine and perfect skin.
Glycolic acid is a widely-used alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) known as somewhat of a skin savior. The little guy (it is a very tiny molecule) exfoliates and smooths your skin, brightening and evening tone while helping to fade scarring and old acne spots. There’s a wide range of ways people integrate glycolic acid into their skin-care regimens: Some people use glycolic acid products every day, while others go into a dermatologist’s office to get higher-dose chemical peels administered.
InstaNatural’s glycolic peel, however, requires much less effort. Once a week, you pump some onto your fingertips, apply a thin layer to your face, and then wash it off with cold water in 30 seconds to a minute. No cotton pads needed, and timing is flexible–you can start out at under a minute and increase the time you leave the solution on your skin based on your own preferences, reactions, and results.
To buy: $26; walmart.com.