- Posted on: Dec 30 2018
How do you make sure you get the best results from the chemical peel you’ve chosen? Recovering and allowing your skin to heal is key to your results, so the week after your treatment is just as important as the treatment you’ve chosen. Keep reading for a few tips on how to get the most from your chemical peel.
Your skin will be in healing mode after your chemical peel, so understand that you may need to apply moisturizer more than normal. Your skin will likely be more “thirsty” than normal. Listen to what your skin is telling you, and moisturize as much as you feel necessary. Adding an occlusive layer to your routine can also help prevent Transepidermal Water Loss.
We recommend trying to avoid makeup if possible for a few days after your chemical peel. As your skin turns over and heals, it will need to breathe. Adding ingredients from your makeup or a lengthy skincare system may just over complicate things as your skin tries to heal. Keep it simple and encourage your skin to recover beautifully.
If you must wear makeup, light mineral makeup will be better than thick, oily foundation. And keep in mind that you must be gentle when removing your makeup at night.
One of the hardest parts of a chemical peel is the actual peeling. It can be hard to keep your hands away, but it’s very important. For some people, picking or peeling off skin can lead to skin damage down the road, such as hyperpigmentation.
While your skin is in recovery mode, it’s important to baby it as much as possible. UV rays from the sun cause premature aging on a normal day, but on a day after a chemical peel, it can cause even more damage. Your skin will be sensitive and more quick to burn, so wear sunscreen or stay out of the sun as much as possible.
Are you interested in a chemical peel to give yourself a glowing, fresh complexion for the new year? Call us today at (303) 761-7797 to schedule a consultation and find the best chemical peel for you.
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