Have you recently got a chemical peel and are looking for ways to ensure your skin looks its best? Chemical peels are great for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, discoloration, and other skin issues. However, it’s important that you take some precautions after your treatment in order to ensure the best results. Here’s a list of three things to avoid after getting a chemical peel.
Sun exposure is one of the worst things for your skin following a chemical peel. UV rays can cause damage to your skin cells and will undo all the hard work done during the chemical peel process. Therefore, it’s important that you wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when going outdoors and limit sun exposure as much as possible. Additionally, you may want to consider wearing hats, sunglasses, and other protective clothing when going outside.
Hot showers can be very damaging on freshly peeled skin. The heat from hot showers can cause irritation in addition to drying out your skin even further than it already is. Instead opt for lukewarm showers or baths, this will help keep your skin hydrated and reduce any chances of irritation following a chemical peel.
It’s important that you don’t exfoliate your freshly peeled skin as this can lead to irritation or further damage to your sensitive epidermis layer. Refrain from using any kind of exfoliating creams, scrubs, or other harsh products on newly peeled skin for at least two weeks following treatment. This will allow time for the new layers of healthy skin cells to form properly without any interference from exfoliants or other harsh chemicals found in skincare products.
These three tips should help you get the most out of your chemical peel experience while avoiding common pitfalls that could potentially damage newly treated areas of your face or body. Remember, if you have any questions about what steps are necessary following a chemical peel then contact Vamped Aesthetics today! Our team specializes in microneedling treatments and can answer all questions related to post-treatment care! Book an appointment today!