How do you make sure you get the best results from your chemical peel? Recovering and allowing your skin to heal is important, so the week after your peel is just as important as the peel itself. Keep reading for a few tips on how to get the most out of your chemical peel.
Your skin will be extra thirsty after a chemical peel, so keep in mind that you may need to moisturize more than normal. Follow what your skin is telling you, and if that means putting on moisturizer five times a day, then that’s ok. Adding an occlusive to your moisturizer can help your skin stay hydrated, too.
Depending on your peel, we may recommend that you forgo makeup for a day or two, to let your pores breathe. Light, mineral makeup might be best if you can’t go without.
Ultimately, you just want the peel to work it’s magic. Adding more to the mix can sometimes complicate the process. Specifically if you have sensitive skin, you may want to go barefaced for a few days.
Though there are conflicting accounts, we recommend not peeling or picking at the skin that starts to flake off a day or two after your peel. Depending on your skin, you may scar or develop spots of hyperpigmentation, which is exactly what the peel is trying to get rid of.
If you have large flakes of skin that are bothering you, trimming them off with small cuticle scissors is okay. Just as long as you don’t physically pull skin off that isn’t ready, you should be okay.
The last thing you want to do is get a sunburn when your skin is healing and regenerating a new layer. Wearing good sunscreen is key, but if you don’t have a good kind that you like, wearing a hat or using an umbrella when you’re out in the sun can help.
Are you interested in a chemical peel to give yourself a glowing, fresh complexion? Call us today at (508) 334-5990 to schedule a consultation.