How to Care for your Skin After a Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is a skincare treatment that uses an acid-based peel that cleanses and exfoliates the skin, stripping away any impurities and dead skin cells. The body then produces new cells that are young and healthy.
There are various depths of chemical peels. They can be superficial, medium, or deep. Depending on the concerns being addressed, a different peel will be used. All peels brighten and help to rejuvenate the skin.
These treatments are great for rejuvenation but leave the skin sensitive. With deeper peels, the skin will be red and inflamed. Over time, the face starts to peel and reveal new, healthy skin underneath. With each type of chemical peel, the skin must receive the right aftercare for the treatment to be successful. Follow these steps for an easy recovery:
Use Cool Water
Cool water helps with inflammation.
Drink plenty of water and use a moisturizer from your aesthetician to help the skin heal.
The skin will be sensitive after the treatment. Because of this, it’s important to wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30 or higher to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
Avoid Strenuous Exercise
Strenuous exercise or workouts increases blood circulation to the skin and makes it red, irritated, and painful. For this reason, patients should also avoid exceptionally saunas, hot tubs, and avoid washing the skin with hot water.
Don’t Wear Makeup
Except for a superficial peel, patients should avoid putting on makeup immediately after their treatment. Makeup can irritate the skin while it recovers.
Patients shouldn’t scrub their face or use any other kind of material that will remove skin cells. Exfoliation could irritate the skin and cause unnecessary damage.
Call For Consultation
If you’re interested in a chemical peel to get rid of lines, wrinkles, areas of roughness, or uneven pigmentation, call Dr. Deane for a consultation at (516) 441-7427.