What is a Fruit Acid Facial?
Fruit acid facial treatments use acids derived from fruit, which are thought to stimulate collagen levels and improve tone and texture of the skin and may reduce wrinkles, age spots, scars, and hyperpigmentation and treat conditions relating to sensitive skin. Common fruit acids used include citric acids, lactic acids, glycolic acids, malic acids, and tartaric acids taken from sources such as sugar cane, milk, lemons, apples, pears, oranges, and grapes. They may also be known as glycolic acid facials and be listed as peels on some spa menus. Fruit acid facials may include moisturizer, sunscreen, cleansing, and toner.
Why get a fruit acid facial?
Fruit acid facials are popular for clients with acne- or oily-prone complexions due to their efficacy in eliminating the buildup of dead skin cells. See also Acne/Deep Cleansing Facials
Good to Know:
Because of its rapid recovery period, fruit acid facials are a good alternative for clients apprehensive about indulging in more extensive peels or laser treatments. There are usually little-to-no side effects for fruit acid facials, and the treatment is usually quick with little-to-no downtime. A series of fruit acid facials is generally recommended to achieve desired results and many spas will create an individualized program based on the client’s skin condition and type, age, and the results they are trying to achieve.
Though fruit acid facials are mild peels, some redness, peeling, scaling, and dryness post-facial is to be expected; these conditions can be usually be covered up with makeup. Spa-goers receiving fruit acid facials may be more sensitive to the sun, so should avoid going outside, and if outdoors need to take care to apply sunscreen beforehand.
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