For those who are trying to fade the effects of dark spots on face, uneven skin tone, repair sun damage, and trying to treat the inflammation that occurs with acne; chemical peels that use alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as a mandelic acid peel, can be quite effective. Mandelic acid, like glycolic and lactic acids, is an AHA that gently adheres to the skin in order to peel away dead and dying skin cells so that new cell growth is revealed and so that new skin cells grow faster.
After several treatments, a mandelic acid peel can fade dark spots and reduce the inflammation caused by acne. If you have been considering this type of AHA peel, you should understand how this ingredient may affect your skin, depending on its type and tone. For best results, mandelic acid peels should only be performed by a skin care professional