“The key here is to get a proper medical consultation first before buying a kit – after all, they are acid and if not managed properly, can result in damage.” explains celebrity facialist and skincare expert Abigail Oleck. “Sensitive skin has a compromised barrier, which means the barrier function must be repaired and the skin prepped and hydrated to be able to withstand and work with active ingredients. Always do a sensitivity test to start – behind the ear is a good place. Check your skin’s reaction after 48 hours and always follow manufacturer instructions. Also, don’t combine active ingredients like AHAs, lactic and salicylic acids, or retinols when using at-home peels as it could overload the skin and compromise the barrier.”