What are fruit acid peels?

A fruit acid peeling is a collective name for various acid peelings, in which an acidic substance is used to remove damaged dead skin cell layers. A fruit acid peeling has a keratolytic effect, which means that the upper layers of the skin peel off more quickly. A fruit acid peel softens the kit substance between the dead skin cells, causing them to come loose and to flake off. It is also called a chemical (chemical) peeling.

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For a more intensive result, advise the client to undergo a series of treatments. The effect of the peels is cumulative (accumulating) so that the result is getting better and more intensive. How often the peeling should be done and at what intervals depends on the condition of the skin. Usually 6 treatments with an interval of 2-4 weeks are sufficient.

Who is a peel suitable for?

The eligibility of a client depends on several factors. Of course, the contraindications are taken into account, but the lifestyle and background of the client are also important.

  • How does the customer deal with exposure to the sun or tanning bed?
  • Does the customer follow instructions properly?
  • Has the customer had a peeling before?
  • Does the customer take any medication?

Certain medicines/ointments can cause the skin to react differently than normal. Some medications need to be stopped temporarily.

Retinoids such as Tretinoin, Renova, Retin-A Avage

Discontinue use 10 days before and 10 days after peeling.
Adapalene and benzolyn peroxide (doctor’s prescription, clear skin products can be used)

Discontinue use 5 days before and 5 days after peeling.

Discontinue use 7 days before and 7 days after peeling.

Peeling can be applied, but do not exceed an exposure time of 2 minutes.
Do not apply Glycolic Acid Peel 50%.


A fruit acid peeling is not recommended for the following skin types or conditions:

  • Active rosacea
  • Diabetes
  • Lupus
  • Viral infections (including cold sores)
  • Abnormal scar formation
  • Pregnancy or when breastfeeding
  • Summer months, only salicylic acid can be given
  • Open wounds, chapped or thin skin