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Caring for Your Skin After a Chemical Peel

Last updated 6 years ago

Many cosmetic procedures can help you look and feel your best, including laser hair removal and chemical peels. Chemical peels offer many amazing benefits and are a wonderful option for people who are looking for skin rejuvenation. Here are some tips for caring for your skin after a chemical peel:

  • Cleanse

You'll need to wash your face with only water, a gentle cleanser, or a special soap that your skin care expert has prescribed following treatment. Daily washing will help prevent infection and assist your skin during the healing process. The kind of chemical peel that you get will affect what you can cleanse your skin with, so be sure to follow all instructions regarding your cleansing regimen.

  • Moisturize

Your skin must stay hydrated to complete the healing and peeling process, and applying a moisturizer daily will promote healing and prevent dryness and irritation. A gentle moisturizer is essential, and you'll need to be careful when you apply it to prevent the skin from flaking off prematurely.

  • Protect

Until your skin has healed, it is imperative that you avoid the sun. New skin is very susceptible to sun damage, which could ruin the results of your chemical peel. Stay indoors as much as possible, and wear a hat, sunglasses, and long sleeves if you do have to venture out. Generally, you can go into the sun again after you are done peeling, but be sure to use sunscreen. Apply sunscreen any time you will be outside, even if it's just for short period of time, to keep your skin healthy and radiant.

If you want to undergo a chemical peel or laser hair removal in Austin, TX, come to Elements Laser Spa. We offer skin tightening, spider vein removal, and permanent hair reduction. To schedule an appointment to get your skin in great shape for summer, call (512) 444-4600 today.


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