What you need to know about fruit peels?

What you need to know about fruit peels?

Fruit peeling has no age restrictions and is suitable for both young and mature skin. We will tell you about its benefits, how to use it and what results can be achieved thanks to this professional procedure.

What you need to know about fruit peels?

What is Fruit Peel?

Fruit peeling involves chemical and superficial cleansing of the skin, the effect of which occurs only on the upper layers. The principle of action of any chemical peel is to create a controlled burn, in response to which our skin starts regenerative processes. The components of the fruit peel preparation are AHA acids (alpha-hydroxy acids or fruit), which are extremely safe to renew the epidermis and eliminate visible imperfections. Modern formulas of fruit peels are based on natural ingredients of plant origin - grapes, sugar cane, tomato, apple, citrus fruits, and others.

A course of chemical peels with fruit acids improves the condition of the dermis, normalizes the functioning of the sebaceous glands, accelerates the regeneration processes, and corrects age-related changes in the face.

The following types of fruit acids can be used for professional peels in the salon:

Glycolic acid is found in sugar cane or green grapes. It has a small molecular size and easily penetrates the skin. Glycolic acid can be combined with other fruit acids and ingredients. Helps to improve acne and post-acne, hyperpigmentation, and decreased skin tone.

Lactic acid formed by lactobacilli. This acid can be found not only in sour milk but also in a number of other plant products - apples, blueberries, grapes, or tomatoes. Lactic acid as a component of peels is capable of gently exfoliating and intensively moisturizing the skin. Especially recommended for sensitive and dry skin.

Mandelic acid is extracted from almond kernels and acts delicately. It can be used in professional peels, as well as at home as part of regular personal care products. Ideal for sensitive and thin skin.

Apple acid found in apples and tomatoes. It is mainly used for superficial exfoliation of cells. Promotes healing and suppression of inflammatory elements on the face. Therefore, it will be an excellent solution for problem skin.

Citric acid is found in citrus plants and pineapple. Compared to other fruit acids, it is considered a heavyweight. Its key role in the effect is epidermis whitening and antioxidant action.

Tartaric acid is found in grapes, wine, or orange. It is used to whiten, exfoliate and moisturize the skin.

Phytic acid is obtained from grains such as quinoa or rice. It has a very mild effect on the epidermis, therefore it is often used in-home care.

Types of fruit peels

The depth of the effect of fruit peeling depends not only on the acid concentration but also on the pH content. The lower the level (acidity), the more actively the acid works.

Exfoliation (or exfoliation) is considered the most superficial procedure. This type of peeling will be useful for preparing the skin for professional treatment, as well as at home as an addition to basic skincare.

Superficial peeling is a safe procedure for light exposure of acids to the upper layer of the skin, while the effectiveness is slightly lower when compared with other types of fruit peels. Contributes to the solution of many aesthetic drawbacks: regulation of the sebaceous glands, smoothing of fine wrinkles, light whitening action, elimination of acne. A good effect can also be achieved by combining different acids.

Medium peeling is capable of damaging living cells, causing a renewal of the deeper layers of the epidermis. The effect of this procedure will be more pronounced. This option is suitable for solving serious age-related changes, hyperpigmentation, and post-acne.

Deep peeling is a strictly medical procedure since the penetration of active ingredients affects the papillary dermis. To carry out this type, be sure to contact a professional beauty center. The effect of the procedure is expressed in the face contour lifting, the elimination of deep wrinkles, and the whitening of the complexion in general.

Pros of fruit peels

  • exfoliation of dead skin cells;
  • improvement of complexion;
  • smoothing fine wrinkles and reducing deep wrinkles;
  • increasing the level of hydration and elasticity of the skin;
  • treatment of seborrhea (oily skin) and hyperkeratosis;
  • reducing the spread of acne;
  • dissolution of comedones in the pores;
  • alignment of the skin relief;
  • reduction of hyperpigmentation.

Cons of fruit peels

Any procedure has its drawbacks, before deciding, consult a beautician.

Uncomfortable sensations

When applying the peeling composition, the patient may feel a certain degree of discomfort - burning or tingling. Such symptoms are considered quite normal for the drug to work.

Specific chemical odor

The procedure for applying the drug may be accompanied by a specific and harsh odor.

Increased skin photosensitivity

Any fruit peeling, acting on the skin, makes it vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation. Thus, the procedure increases the risk of pigmentation, especially in the warm season.

Dry skin

After the session, the risk of increased skin dryness is especially high, because the skin is damaged and quickly loses moisture. You can cope with this on your own at home using selected post-peel care products or a regular moisturizer.

Violation of the skin

After the procedure, the surface layer of the skin will flake off for several days, it is worth considering this before signing up for the procedure.

Possible allergic reaction

In rare cases, an allergic reaction may occur. It results in a more prolonged reddening of the skin than usual.

Long rehabilitation period

In the case of deep fruit peeling, the duration of the rehabilitation period increases and requires serious care.

Short-lived result

Fruit peeling has a short-lived effect, so it is necessary to repeat the procedure from time to time in courses, which will be prescribed individually by a specialist.

How does the fruit peel procedure work?

Before the session, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with contraindications, such as allergic reactions to the drug component, the presence of inflammation on the face, open wounds, cracks or cuts, pregnancy, and lactation; fever, cancer, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, neoplasms and warts, viral infections (for example, herpes), skin burns, recent sunburn.

The effectiveness of the procedure does not depend on how it is carried out, because the sequence is always the same. The key to success is based on three components: the composition and concentration of the active substance in the preparation, which is selected individually, the exposure time - the work of the preparation must be neutralized in time and the professionalism of the cosmetologist, since professional chemical peeling preparations cannot be used at home.

The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes and consists of the following steps:


Preparation is needed so that the skin during the procedure better perceived the solution of the drug and, subsequently, the active process of peeling was facilitated and quick.

For 2 weeks before the procedure, use special gels, tonics, or serums with a low content of fruit acids every day. These products will prepare the skin for the procedure - even out the stratum corneum and enhance the effect of the peeling. You also need to remember that any exposure to such components on the skin increases its photosensitivity, so apply sunscreen before going outside.


Any peeling procedure begins with cleansing the skin with mild products that dissolve makeup and other impurities. The application of the cleanser is distributed in smooth massaging movements over the entire face and then rinsed off with cool water. Using a special fan-shaped brush, the peeling solution is applied in a thin layer over the entire face, avoiding the eyes and lips. In this case, a slight tingling and burning sensation may be felt. Do not be frightened right away, this is how the action of the drug proceeds. After a while, following the instructions of the cosmetologist, he neutralizes the product on the face, washing it off with a special solution or water. At the end of the peeling procedure, a soothing mask is applied to help the skin start regenerating processes.


The attending physician will inform you about all the nuances of the rehabilitation period. After peeling, you must adhere to the general recommendations that will help you get through this period comfortably. For 2-3 weeks after the procedure, refuse to visit the baths and saunas, the pool, the gym, and, of course, the solarium. Going outside, you should definitely protect your face from the sun, using sunscreen with a maximum SPF value. Entrust cleansing your face with delicate products: no alcohol in the composition and no large abrasive particles in the consistency. Moisturizers containing strengthening components can help restore the skin and the barrier.

How much is it?

The cost of one fruit peeling procedure may vary depending on the manufacturer of the preparation, the type of fruit acid and its concentration, as well as the level of the salon and the professional qualifications of the cosmetologist.

Where is it held?

Fruit peeling with professional products of high concentration is possible only in the salon. The higher the percentage of the active ingredients in the peeling solution, the higher the effectiveness. Only a competent specialist can find the right percentage of fruit acid to solve your problem and skin type. In addition, the therapy process must be strictly controlled and performed in a specific sequence. Failure to do so may result in serious consequences affecting your health.

The course of procedures on average consists of 6 to 10 with the required interval of 7-10 days.

Can I do it at home?

Fruit surface peels can be used at home. It must be remembered that the main rule when applying the drug to the skin is strict adherence to the manufacturer's recommendations.

For independent home use according to the law of fruit acids, the percentage of the active substance should not exceed 10%. 5-7% is ideal. A cosmetologist can also help you with the selection of such funds.
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