If cost is your top concern, over-the-counter chemical peels may be your best option. These treatments rely on a smaller concentration of acidic substances to slowly remove damaged cells, yielding fresh skin with better texture and tone. Understand that the restorative process will likely take longer with these nonprescription formulas. But since chemical peels, by nature, rely on the use of hazardous chemicals, some people are more comfortable with diluted treatments. Plus, depending on the degree of skin damage, over-the-counter options may be all that’s required anyway. Regardless of your choice, make certain to follow label warnings and directions.