Peel Pads Are Every Lazy-Girl's Answer to That Effortless Glow We All Dream Of
When it comes to treating tired, dehydrated, congested or acne-prone skin, AHA (alpha hydroxy acids — glycolic and lactic) or BHA (salicylic acid) formulas are the perfect solutions.
AHAs help promote cellular turnover and break down congestion on the surface of the skin that cause blocked pores, blackheads and pimples. They also allow the active ingredients in your hero skincare products to seep deeper into the skin and working their magic. While your BHA formulas can help boost hydration and even out skin tone, giving you that effortless glow we're all obsessed with.
When you find a formula that perfectly blends both AHAs and BHAs the results are incredible. One of our favourite ways to resurface our skin with an acid formula is by using exfoliating wipes or peel pads. These pre-soaked cotton towelettes or pads are drenched in formula and super-simple to use. One wipe on dry, clean skin, and the acids will get to work rejuvenating your complexion.
They're gentle enough for everyday use and perfect if you're on the go and don't want to carry around bottles. Think: Post-gym, pre-face mask or post-road trip. But if you do have sensitive skin, start by using them every second day or even weekly until you know how your skin is going to react. You don't want to over exfoliate.
Below, we've rounded up some of the best AHA/BHA exfoliating wipes or peel pads.