At SkinSafe Dermatology and SkinCare, Dr Shainhouse knows that chemical peels can be an excellent addition to amp up the effects of your daily skin care regimen. Peels can help remove dry, flaking skin, leaving it smooth and shiny. They can be used to dry up active acne lesions, make pores appear temporarily tighter and help fade residual post-inflammatory pigmentation. Peels can also help to even out skin tone, by helping to remove superficial pigment and sun damage spots. Common peels include light fruit acid and lactic acid peels; drying salicylic acid peels; exfoliating glycolic acid peels; intense TCA peels; acne-clearing salicylic acid peels; and skin brightening and spot-lightening Kojic acid and vitamin C peels. Be sure to stay out of the sun and be diligent about wearing sunscreen after any of these treatments.