Sephora associates have all recommended that you start by using it 2-3 times a week, eventually building up to using it every night.
I use these peels twice per week due to their high price. I still see great results when I use them regularly. Most times I use in the morning, followed by a sunscreen.
I use this product every other night since it's extra strength. You should use this product at night because the ingredient (retinol) makes your skin more susceptible to the sun so you should always use sunblock when using this product. (It states that on the box) Here's a quote from a dr. "retinol encourages skin cell turnover; this new skin is delicate and should not be exposed to the sun." If you use this product in the day and don't apply sunblock, you can actually make skin age faster because it is more susceptible to the sun. Hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
i follow the products instructions and use it daily on my face and neck.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
(North Hollywood, CA)
It is meant to be used daily, preferably in the night.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
I started with the sample packet of the Alpha Beta peel and the extra strength and it says on the package to use in the morning as well as the evening.
I used it 2 times a day for a whole month and found the best results with using it as directed. Since it cost so much and you go through it so quickly I have now switched to just once a day and I find that it is still working very well.
I think if you did it only once a week you wouldn't see the results that you should be seeing.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
You use both steps everytime you use the peel. Use the first pad, wait a couple minutes, and use the second pad. I use the pads until they are practically dry. I also use it every other night, because I find it to be a little sticky afterwards - not very good for makeup application.
If used everyother day at night, following with a nice lotion, you should see results pretty fast :)
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
it's only to be used once daily, whether am or pm, just make sure you are using sunscreen every single day to prevent pigmentation on the skin from the sun. if daily use is too much for your skin you can do every other day or just a few times a week. there are 30 treatments so it should last a month if used daily, longer if used more sporadically.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
(North Arlington, NJ)
Every night is the instructions I read, unless you are highly sensitive, then you may have to go every other night.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
(Hickory Corners, Michigan)
These are the extra strength peel pads, so if you are using AHA products for the first time, I would start by using these every other day or every third day. You'll know if you're using them too often, because if you are you'll get small dry patches of flaky skin. However, if your skin is used to AHAs, you can use them every day. I generally leave Step 1 on until it starts to sting around my nose or until I get some redness, because my skin is pretty used to it. Then I neutralize.
I use these in the morning after washing since I use a retinol cream at night, but you can do either day or night. Just make sure you're using sunscreen in the daytime, since this will definitely make you more prone to sunburn (it's worth it though). You use the step 1 pad, wait, then follow it up with step 2 - you have to use both pads each time you apply or it won't work properly. Thus, even though there are 60 pads altogether, there are 30 applications. If you're using them every day, they will last you a month... but more likely you'll use them every other day, which will give you a good 2 months' supply. They last a long time so you don't have to worry about using them up fast.
The only thing you should ask yourself before buying is: does it bother you to let a wet product dry on your face? The neutralizing pads are quite wet. The results with this product are great, but ultimately I switched to another AHA peel because I wanted to rinse after I used it. You may want to mosey into Sephora and try one out in-store, since there's no sink or water needed with this product.
Hope this helps! And remember: Sephora has a 100% satisfaction policy. :-)
answered 4 years, 5 months ago