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Let's Talk: Chemical Peel After Care

๐‚๐‡๐„๐Œ๐ˆ๐‚๐€๐‹ ๐๐„๐„๐‹ ๐€๐…๐“๐„๐‘ ๐‚๐€๐‘๐„โฃ

After a chemical peel, your skin will likely be red and dry. You may also experience some itchiness, swelling, and discomfort. My skin felt like I had a really bad sunburn, so it stung but wasnโ€™t actually painful. The peeling doesnโ€™t usually start until the third day.โฃ


๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐Ÿป ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ:โฃ


๐ƒ๐จ ๐ก๐ฒ๐๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐จ๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโฃ

Moisturizing is essential during this time but ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ต! A gentle hydrating moisturizer twice a day during your regular skincare routines will be enough. You want the skin to shed and too much moisture on the skin will inhibit that.โฃ


๐ƒ๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐žโฃ

Keep a regular day and night skin care routine with gentle cleansers and hydrating moisturizers but avoid any and all exfoliating. You just had the top layer of your skin removed, exfoliating will only irritate or, even worse, scar your skin!โฃ


๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐งโฃ

This is ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต after care step because the exposed skin is so sensitive and vulnerable. No matter how gentle the peel is ALWAYS apply and reapply SPF. Avoid going into any direct sun for the first 2-3 days and apply at least an SPF 30, but 50-100 is best. โฃ


๐ƒ๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ โฃ

When the dead skin starts to shed, avoid touching, picking or scratching it with your fingers. Let the dead skin shed off naturally, and donโ€™t pull the skin off โ€“ using your fingers to remove the dead skin can lead to possible scarring or infection.โฃ


๐ƒ๐จ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ž โฃ

Touching the exposed skin after it has peeled with dirty hands could lead to a breakout or infection which you do not want! Keep sweat and hair off of your face to avoid touching the skin. Only touch your face if you are you are washing it, moisturizing it, or applying spf with clean hands. โฃ โฃ

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