Yes, you wash it off, then moisturize.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
(west memphis, ar)
Depends on your skin type. For me, I have extremely, severely, OILY skin. Bad genes I guess... I also have really clogged pores, blackheads everywhere, whiteheads and post-cystic acne scars. I can actually leave the solution on my face without rinsing it off and I have not had any problems. But my skin is not sensitive at all, so it doesn't bother me. However, if you have normal, normal-dry, dry, or sensitive skin, you should only leave it on for 1 to 2 minutes and work your way up to 3 minutes, and then rinse off. If you don't rinse, you risk having a sensitivity reaction like a sunburn or worse.
Now for those of use who have tough and oily skin and have left the product on, I have two theories about this. 1) I think the product neutralizes once it dries and has absorbed. So it's okay to not rinse it. or 2) You need to rinse it to wash away all the dissolved junk. Remember that enzymes are eating away all the cellular buildup, which contains the sebum and some of the clogs in your pores, so if you don't rinse it away there's a chance that the stuff could just block your pores again by being left to sit on your skin.
After coming up with my 2n'd theory, I decided that I am going to rinse it off from now on just like the directions say to. However, because of my skin type (SEVERELY OILY and NON-SENSITIVE), I can leave the product on for 5 - 10 minutes or longer.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
You guys, they tell you to rinse the product for a reason. Even if you think that there are no ill effects, they are recommending you to rinse it off. That is how the product is designed to be used. DO IT! COME ON!
answered 4 years ago
(Saint Charles, MO)
I do not rinse and have seen no ill-effects. The peel appears to neutralize on it's own after it has thoroughly absorbed and dried. If your skin is not easily irritated, you don't need to rinse this product.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
yes, keep the sloution on for 1 to 4 minutes, wash off and moisturize