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 and help fade residual post-inflammatory pigmentation. Peels can also help 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, skin brightening Kojic acid peels, as well as more intense trichloracetic acid peels. Be sure to stay out of the sun and be diligent about wearing sunscreen after any of these treatments.