Top 15 Skin Peels for Brown Skin

If your struggle with melama or hyperpigmentation, simply using your cleanser may not clear up the dark spots on your skin. Plant, Food and Fruit based acids such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids have been used to renew and rejuvenate skin for centuries. So while the applying "acid" to your skin—in any form— may sound as if it'll do more harm than good, these acid-based products are incredibly beneficial in clearing and brightening hyperpigmentation, acne scars and melasma affected skin.

Virginia Lowman Oct, 15, 2015

1 of 15 Courtesy

This simple at-home peel will become a staple in your beauty routine to up the ante on your skincare and treat the effects of aging skin. Think: enlarged pores, uneven texture and improved tone. If you're new to at-home peels, this two-step process was formulated for you, so you'll get all of the fabulous results without the hassle of fumbling through a long list of steps.

$88 for 30 packettes, available at

2 of 15 Courtesy

Soothe, heal, and even the appearance of hyperpigmented skin. These travel-friendly glycolic peel pads restore moisture to the skin, improve texture and give you a fresh glow.

$49 for 30 pads, available at

3 of 15 Courtesy

The recipe for red carpet-worthy skin and the ultimate Sunday morning luxury, this at-home facial peel brightens dull skin, activates cell turnover and boosts collagen production to reveal vibrant, even and smoother skin. Use weekly to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrikles and dark spots from acne scars.

$145, availble at 

4 of 15 Courtesy

Chock full of gentle skin-loving ingredients like alpha and beta hydroxy acids, this brightening at-home peel revives dull skin improves texture and tone and neutralizes the skin to reveal a more brilliant you! The formula is a little strong, soif you have sensitive skin, this may not be the solution for you.

$89, available at

5 of 15 Courtesy

Warning: your guy may steal this from you if he gets the chance to try it. This unisex solution to dry, dull and problematic skin is great for anti-aging and evening skin tone. 

$58, available at

6 of 15 Courtesy

Mario Badescu is known for their gentle and uber effective line of skincare products. Peach extract and lactic acid reveal brighter, clearer skin while shea butter and vitamin E heal and hydrate. This at-home peel is pocket-friendly and yield results, fast!

$18, avilable at

7 of 15 Courtesy

For less than twenty bucks you can sleep your way to better skin! This overnight peel is super gentle and super effective. Apply to clean skin, catch some z's and wake up looking better! Think: clearer, brighter, softer skin.

$18.75, avialble at

8 of 15 Courtesy

This gentle peel is suitable for all skintypes and ideal for acne prone skin. For a deep pore cleanse that will efoliate the skin, reduce hyperpigmentation and tend to large pores, this at-home peel will be your new skin fix. And, you can share it with your hubby! It's strong enough for him and gentle enough for you. 

$40, available at

9 of 15 Courtesy

If you suffer from severe acne-related discoloration, you may need something a bit stronger. Sometimes an at-home peel just won't do, you need to seek out a professional. Skinceuticals Advanced Corrective Peel is gentle enough for brown skin, but doesn't compromise on efficacy. Alpha and beta hydroxy acids work to bring pigment to the surface and peel over the course of 5-6 days to reveal brighter, fresher, more even skin. Depending on the severity of discoloration, more than one treatment may be needed.

Contact a Skinceuticals professional for pricing and to find an esthetician near you.

10 of 15 Courtesy

If your skin is dull, your have dark spots, or you're beginning to see the signs of aging your need a gnetle exfoliant to rejuvenate and refresh. This at-home peel is wallet-friendly and yields awesome results. Apply to clean skin, leave it on for 10 minutes, rinse and follow with a moistruizer. You''ll see radiant skin, smaller pores, and a reduction in the appearance of dark spots.

$48, available

11 of 15 Courtesy

For less than the cost of lunch, you could have clearer, even and softer skin. This gentle peel gives you all of the perks of visiting a derm for a fraction of the price. The perk, it's formulated by doctors and you only need to use it a few times a month!

$20, available at

12 of 15 Courtesy

Brightening and protection against damaging free radicals? This peel does it all! Glycolc acid will help you decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation from acne scars or sun spots, while myrtle extract will improve skin's texture and tone. Overall your skin will be clearer and more luminous.

$55, available at

13 of 15 Courtesy

The perfect on-the-go peel, these travel-friendly pads smoothe and brighten skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores, and stimulate the production of collagen so skin stays plump and firm. The bonus? They're formulated to correct uneven skintone and they're super gentle so you'll get all of the perks without the irritation.

$75 for 16, available at

14 of 15 Courtesy

Formulated to target fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, this at-home peel activates cell turnover by exfoliating and ridding the skin of dead cells. It also works to reduce inflammation and prevent redness and signs of premature aging.

$185, availablea at

15 of 15 Courtesy

A dermatologist favorite, this peel is formulated to reduce hyperpigmentation and promises even, brighter glowier skin after just one peel. Three to six peels and you'll be a whole new woman!

Find an authorized SkinMedica physician near you to schedule an appoinment.