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A fruit peel is a facial cleanser with AHA acids that effectively removes the keratinized layer of cells, leaving the skin looking healthy and fresh again

Fruit acid peeling

Over time, dead skin cells can build up on the surface of the skin, making it look dull and sallow. A fruit acid peel can help remedy this situation. In this article, we will take a closer look at what a fruit acid peel is, how it works and what benefits it has.

What is a fruit acid peel?

A fruit acid peel is a type of chemical peel that removes dead skin cells, sebum, sweat and dirt. The acidic substances used in a fruit acid peel usually come from fruits, hence the name. They work primarily on the surface of the skin, dissolving compounds in the stratum corneum to remove dead skin cells. In doing so, fruit acid peels are generally gentler on the skin than mechanical peels, which can quickly cause irritation and irritation.

Fruit acid peeling is particularly beneficial because it removes dead skin cells from the skin, reduces pimples, acne and blemishes, lowers the pH and oil content of the skin, and creates a fresh complexion.

It is especially useful for acne, as it can relieve symptoms and in some cases even eliminate the entire skin condition. It can also help with skin problems such as inflammation, blackheads, large pores, pigmentation spots, sallow, rough complexion and fine lines.

Fruit acid peels can be performed at home or at a dermatologist's office. The intensity of fruit acid peels can vary depending on the concentration of the acids. The higher the concentration of the acids, the deeper they penetrate the skin.

Difference between AHA and BHA

AHAs are water-soluble acids derived from sugary fruits, while BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) are oil-soluble and penetrate deep into pores to remove sebum and dead skin cells.

AHAs and BHAs are two types of hydroxy acids commonly used in skin care products. Although both types act as exfoliants to improve skin texture, they differ in how they work and what skin problems they are best suited for.


AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acid. These are water-soluble acids derived from sugary substances such as sugar cane or fruits and are used to exfoliate the skin. They are also known as fruit acids and include glycolic acid, lactic acid and citric acid. AHAs dissolve the "cell glue" that holds dead skin cells together and help even out skin tone, refine enlarged pores, counteract signs of aging and reduce hyperpigmentation. They are ideal for dry and mature skin, but can be beneficial for other skin types as well. One disadvantage of AHAs is that they make the skin more sensitive to UV light after application.


BHA stands for beta hydroxy acid. They are oil-soluble and promote the growth of new skin cells by removing the top layer of skin. The best known BHA is salicylic acid. BHAs penetrate the pores and remove dirt and excess sebum. They are especially useful for soothing sensitive skin, smoothing the complexion, unclogging pores, reducing redness, and soothing inflammation caused by acne. They are especially beneficial for people with combination, oily or acne-prone skin.

Safety and efficacy of AHA and BHA

It is important to point out that despite the many studies on AHAs and BHAs, experts still do not have enough information on their safety and efficacy. Most studies use products with different active ingredients and application instructions, which makes it difficult to compare products.

In general, both AHAs and BHAs can tighten the look and feel of skin, moisturize, improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and smooth rough, uneven skin texture. The type of acid that is best for a particular person depends on the specific needs and characteristics of the skin.

Advantages of fruit acid peeling

A fruit acid peel can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lighten pigmentation spots and speed up skin renewal. It can also make skin more even and refine pores with regular use.

Fruit acid peels, also called alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peels, have many benefits that can help improve and rejuvenate the skin. Some of the most important benefits include

Skin renewal

Fruit acid peels remove dead skin flakes by dissolving the top layer of the skin, the horny layer. This reveals a fresher, younger layer of skin.

Promotion of collagen formation

AHA peels not only stimulate skin metabolism, but also stimulate the natural regeneration of the skin and support collagen formation in the middle layer of the skin. This can help smooth out small wrinkles and improve the overall appearance of the skin.

Treatment of acne and skin impurities

Fruit acid peels can help with acne and blemishes by renewing the skin and shrinking pores. The result is a smoother and more even complexion.

Treatment of pigmentary disorders

Fruit acid can prevent too much melanin from forming in the skin. This can help reduce pigmentation spots such as age spots and freckles.

Improving the effect of skin care products

After the horny layer is removed, the active ingredients of skin care creams and serums can penetrate deeper into the skin and develop their effect better

Although fruit acid peels offer many benefits, they should be used with caution as they can also have side effects such as skin irritation. It is recommended that you follow the instructions on the packaging carefully or have a fruit acid peel performed at a professional skin care practice.

Application of the fruit acid peeling

Fruit acid peeling is an effective method for rejuvenating the skin and treating various skin problems. It is often performed in professional beauty salons or dermatologists' offices, but it can also be used at home if some precautions are taken.

Generally, fruit acid peeling is performed in the following steps

Cleaning the skin

Before applying the peel, the face must be thoroughly cleansed to remove makeup, dirt and sebum, which can affect the effectiveness of the peel.

Application of the fruit acid peeling

Apply the scrub evenly to the face, avoiding the delicate skin around the eyes and mouth. Apply either with fingertips or with a brush.

Allow to act

Leave the peeling to act for the recommended time. This time varies depending on the strength of the peel, so you should follow the instructions on the packaging exactly.


After the recommended exposure time, the peeling should be neutralized. This is often done with a special neutralizing agent applied to the face to stop the effect of the acid.

Rinsing and drying

Rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water and dry gently. It is important not to rub, as the skin may be sensitive after exfoliation.


Apply a moisturizing cream to hydrate and soothe the skin. Also remember to apply a sunscreen, as your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure after exfoliation.


Fruit acid peels are generally suitable for most skin types, but can cause irritation in people with very sensitive skin or certain skin conditions such as couperose, neurodermatitis and herpes. It is important to perform a skin analysis before starting a fruit acid peel treatment and, if in doubt, always consult a skin specialist.

Fruit acid peeling at home vs. in the beauty salon

Fruit acid peels, also called AHA peels, can be performed both at home and in a beauty salon. However, there are some differences that you should be aware of.

At home

Fruit acid peels can be performed at home by purchasing a product designed for home use. These products usually contain lower concentrations of fruit acids to ensure user safety. The benefits of home application are primarily cost and time savings. However, it is important to follow the instructions carefully to avoid irritation or side effects. In addition, the product should first be tested on a small area of skin to ensure that no allergic reactions occur.

In the beauty salon

A fruit acid peel at a beauty salon or dermatologist can be more effective than a peel at home. This is because higher concentrations of fruit acids can be used, allowing for a deeper and more intensive treatment. In addition, in the cosmetic studio, preparations tailored to the individual skin condition can be used. However, with this option, it should be remembered that the cost is higher than with home application and several sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.

Improving the effect of skin care products

After the horny layer is removed, the active ingredients of skin care creams and serums can penetrate deeper into the skin and develop their effect better

In both cases, fruit acid peeling has numerous benefits, including improving the appearance of the skin, stimulating skin renewal and collagen formation, reducing wrinkles and pigmentation spots, and fighting acne.

In any case, it is important to take good care of the skin after the peel and protect it from the sun, as it is more sensitive after a fruit acid peel. Regardless of whether you choose a fruit acid peel at home or in a beauty salon, you should always follow the instructions carefully and pay attention to the reaction of your skin.


What does a fruit acid peel do?

Fruit acid peels dissolve dead cells from the top layer of the skin by lowering the pH level. This peeling effect helps to reduce wrinkles, lighten age spots and stimulate skin renewal.

In the short term, skin can look fresher and more radiant after one application. With regular use, skin can appear more even, pores can be refined, and small wrinkles can be smoothed. In addition, a professional fruit acid peel can help the skin retain moisture better and accelerate the natural skin renewal processes.

For whom is a fruit acid peeling suitable?

In principle, this peeling is suitable for all skin types. However, people with very sensitive skin or skin diseases such as couperosis, neurodermatitis, herpes and similar conditions should refrain from such treatment. In these cases, special attention should be paid to the skin condition in order to clarify whether the application of fruit acid is sensible and safe.

How is a fruit acid peeling performed?

The first peeling can be performed at the beautician. During the intensive peeling treatment the renewal process of the skin is stimulated and with special active substances the regeneration is supported and the skin is protected. The treatment usually lasts about 45 minutes. At home, the treatment can be continued with an AHA fruit acid peeling.

How is a fruit acid peeling performed?

The exact risks or side effects depend on the concentration of fruit acid in the product, but in general, sunscreen should be applied after treatment to protect the skin from UV radiation.

As always with skin treatments, it is important to consult with a professional before beginning a new treatment to ensure that the treatment is successful.

In general, it should be noted that excessive or improper application can lead to skin irritation, redness, and in some cases, increased sun sensitivity. Therefore, it is important to always use a sunscreen after a fruit acid peel.

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