Chemical peels offer amazing benefits for your skin. They turn your damaged skin into radiant, glowing, and fantastic skin right before your eyes. Chemical peels are types of facials that help reduce hyperpigmentation and improve your skin tone. They leave your face looking brighter and smoother than before. These effects won’t last if you don’t properly care for your skin after your chemical peel, though.
The whole point of getting a chemical peel at a spa is to peel or “burn” off any damaged skin you might have. When the dead skin starts to shed, don’t touch it, pick at it, or scratch at it with your fingers. Let the dead skin shed off naturally. Using your fingers to remove the dead skin can lead to possible scarring.
Your skin is going to be really sensitive after you get a chemical peel. You don’t want to use the same products or follow the same regimen as usual after your treatment. The only two products you should use on your skin during the peeling process are sunscreen (we’ll get to that later) and moisturizer. Use a neutral moisturizer for the rest of the peeling process. Apply it to the skin and be careful not to run or scrub. Gently apply a thick layer all over your skin multiple times throughout the day.
Again, you just got rid of a bunch of damaged skin with your chemical peel, so you want to avoid new damage. Protect your vulnerable skin by wearing sunscreen any time your skin is exposed to the sun. Whether you’re sitting by a window or walking outside, you need to protect your new skin. It’s recommended that you use an SPF of 30 or higher during the peeling process.
Whether you’re a Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boomer, or something else, you can certainly enjoy the benefits of a chemical peel. Just make sure you take care of your skin afterward so it continues to look amazing.