Your Guide to Chemical Peel Aftercare

  • May 9, 2022

Chemical peels provide a number of advantages for your skin, but to get the best results, you must carefully care for your skin following your treatment. Aftercare for chemical peels can help your skin repair and regenerate new cells. Below, our professionals at Faces Med Spa discuss how to care for your skin following a Chemical Peel. 


How Does A Chemical Peel Work?
A chemical peel improves the look of your skin by using a chemical solution. During a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which allows your skin layers to peel, revealing fresh, younger-looking skin. 


Allow Your Skin to Peel
Following a chemical peel treatment, your skin is often sensitive and may be irritated. In order to achieve the best results from your chemical peel, it’s important that you do not pull the peeling skin. This can cause infection, breakouts and worsening irritation. Allow your skin to naturally shed to ensure that the treatment works as intended. 


Ease Into Moisturizing
Moisturizer is a key component in the aftercare for a chemical peel, but keep in mind that you do want the skin to peel. Over-moisturizing can prevent your treatment from working correctly. We recommend not using moisturizer the day of your treatment. Two to three days following you may use Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer throughout the day and four to seven days after you can implement your moisturizer back into your daily routine. 


Don’t Forget SPF
Your skin will be especially sensitive to UVA and UVB rays following a chemical peel. We recommend Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36, it’s lightweight and all-mineral so this product is perfect for protecting your skin following a chemical peel. In addition to SPF, if you are going to be in direct sunlight often following your treatment, we recommend wearing a hat and sunglasses for optimal protection. 


Be Gentle With Your Skincare Routine
You may resume a more regular skincare regimen once the new skin begins to regenerate and the majority of redness and irritation has subsided. Use cold water when cleansing your face, don’t exfoliate and apply small amounts of product. You can wash your face the same day as your chemical peel, but wait six or more hours. 


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