The Latest Korean Skincare Trend Will Even Out Your Skin Tone

Lindsey Metrus
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Perhaps you've heard of putting milk on your skin to heal a sunburn or doing a yoghurt mask to banish acne. Using dairy to heal your skin is nothing new, but the latest in K-beauty is a different take on using milk in your skincare routine: milk peels.

According to Dr. Jart+, commercialised milk peels are modelled after the dermatological milk peels that have gained major popularity in Asia. And if the word peel has you feeling a bit apprehensive, know that these types of treatments are super gentle on the skin and deliver exfoliation without irritating or causing redness.

While milk is known for its soothing properties, it's actually a pretty genius ingredient to add to a peel because it boasts lactic acid—an AHA that breaks down and dissolves dead skin cells, leaving you with that post-facial glow. Except with at-home acid peels, you can revive your skin whenever you want without the hefty price tag.

On top of giving your skin a dewy glow, milk peels also lighten hyperpigmentation, help erase fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the overall texture of your skin—all without the aftermath of a harsh chemical peel. Sounds amazing, right?

Below, shop our favourite milk peels and be on your way to a better, smoother complexion.

Have you tried a milk peel yet? What did you think?

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