Exfoliating your skin with at-home scrubs are great for maintenance between facial visits – but if you want to see WOW results, right here, right now – what you need is a chemical peel.
We know, the word “chemical” can be scary (and we all saw what happened to poor Samantha in Sex and the City) but when administered by a qualified skin care professional, with gentle, yet effective formulations – chemical peels can be your answer to a glowing complexion.
So that you have your best chemical peel experience possible – we have put together a list of do’s and don’ts – just for you:
Follow the advice of your skin care professional to find a gentle and effective chemical peel that is right for your skin.
Inform your skin care professional of all medications you currently are taking or have taken within the last 6 months.
Inform your skin care professional of any allergies you may have.
Depending on level of peel, prepare your skin with advised skincare for 2-4 weeks.
Always use proper daily protection on your skin.
Follow a specific day and night regimen recommended by your skincare professional.
For best results, book a series of treatments with your skin care professional.
Tell your skin care professional if you have a history of skin care conditions, such as cold sores.
Don’t try to do a chemical peel treatment yourself – seek a skin care professional.
Don’t overexpose yourself to the sun, harsh environments, or pollutants.
Don’t wax or use any form of hair removal 1 week before and up to 1 week after treatments.
Don’t pick at any of your skin that may be peeling.
Don’t use a chemical peel if your skin has been sunburned or you have any open liaisons.
Don’t over do it – think of your skin like an apple. An apple with skin looks plump and hydrated. When you peel an apple, it becomes brown and shriveled, that is why it is important when exfoliating not to over do it. Your skin is a protective barrier!
Have you received a chemical peel treatment? Tell us in the comments below!
can i wash my face with soap after 1 day of chemical peel?
What a great and informative piece of article! I appreciated how you said how chemical peels may give you glowing skin, which is something I’ve always wanted. However, in order to appear effective and safe, attaining the intended result comes with a list of dos and don’ts. Consulting a specialist is essential since only they can analyze and recommend what our skin needs, as well as the appropriate formulas to employ.
Yes, chemical peels can help improve the skin and reduce the damage. This blog is really helpful specially to those who wants to know more about chemical peels!
I have a chemical peel scheduled for my scalp on 8/26/2021 and a beach trip scheduled for 9/8/2021 through 9/18/2021. I always wear a hat/cap plus use sunscreen and this beach trip will be no different. Is my peel currently scheduled too close to this beach trip?
Yes, i got my peel on Wednesday.
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Catherine Mostajo Pfister
April 05, 2023
When u started chemical peel ,continue once a mont and if you stop your facial skin gets , is that true? Is once a month chemical peel. Good! Can I do it myself?