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carats29
Glassboro, NJ

 
Should you mix salicylic acid with a pumpkin enzyme mask with glycolic acid?
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My cousin mixes my pumpkin enzyme mask that has 5% glycolic acid with 3-4 drops of my salicylic/20 gel peel and leaves it on for 5-10 minutes. Her skin looks beautiful but is that safe? I am tempted to try it but I no chemical expert. I have had basically every kind of peel there is, so my skin is not sensitive to it. (even very strong ones done by a dermatologist)I have oily/acne prone skin. Both items were purchased from a spa I used to go to. Is that okay to do?

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shay.sharoo


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Amsterdam, NY
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  mixing enzymes and peels
January 19, 2011 11:04 AM

I just finished taking a Conference/Webinar from ASCP (Associated Skin Care Professionals)...according to this seminar you definately can mix enzymes and peels, different peels,etc....you (more)
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cahille


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Claremont, CA
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April 27, 2010 11:08 AM

No...you should not mix these things together. Use one or the other, or use at different times.

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