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Lactic Acid Peel Tip: The 1 Step You’re Probably Missing

You’ve just swanned out of an Eminence Organics partner spa, glowing with the results of your Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10% and literally radiating starlight. While you’re basking in universal admiration post-facial, you probably haven’t thought that much about aftercare. To protect your skin, your trained esthetician would have applied this one key product after your lactic acid peel and it’s crucial to continue: SPF. Here’s why this often ignored step is essential. 

Why Apply SPF After A Lactic Acid Peel

When receiving a professional alpha hydroxy acid or lactic acid peel, the acids exfoliate the skin, stripping dead cells from the top protective layers. While removing old outer layers, acids also allow fresher, younger cells to come to the surface. These pro-level ingredients are more potent, delivering faster results in a shorter period of time. 

Avoid Sun Damage And Large Pores

All these actions result in skin that’s gorgeous and glowing but also requires more protection. The LA Times warns that because these acids “thin that outermost shield against the elements, they can increase the possibility of sunburn and sensitivity for up to a week after they've been applied.” Skin unprotected from the sun increases in lines, sun spots and even larger pores. With increased sun sensitivity, it’s important to wear an SPF product everyday. 

WebMD provides even more details, recommending that after a chemical peel, you wear broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. The website continues that “it should be a physical sunscreen and be above SPF 30” and advises to “limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear a wide-brimmed hat.”

2 SPF Pairings With Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10%

With these caveats in mind for lactic acid peels, we have two perfect SPF pairings with Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel 10%: Eminence Organics Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 40 and Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 40. After a spa sesh with lactic acid, make sure you shield your skin with one of these products:

Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 40

If you need a lightweight sun care product after your peel, our Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 40 should be your go-to for defending your skin. This all-in-one lightweight daily moisturizer is formulated with cocoa seed extract, satsuma mandarin peel and SPF 40 to protect the skin from broad spectrum UV rays, reduce the visible signs of aging and keep the skin hydrated. 

Eminence Organics Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 40

For a richer application after your peel, you can turn to our best-selling Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 40. Shielding the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, this moisturizer leaves the skin looking soft, smooth and revitalized. Celebrity fan Jessica Biel confesses, “I never leave the house without slathering on the Eminence Tropical Vanilla Sun Cream."

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Now’s the time to visit our Spa Locator and book your next treatment with Mangosteen Lactic Pro Peel - and don’t forget to pair your peel with an SPF moisturizer. Confession time: Do you always remember to apply SPF or does it sometimes slip your mind? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.