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POST PEEL AFTERCARE

 

                            Chemical peels:

 

 are the most effective treatments for getting your skin back to that youthful glow, along with a long list of skin issues &   concerns that Chemical peels help diminish and correct. whether you’re looking to fix fine lines, loss of elastin or sagging skin,   adult or youth breakouts & acne, hyperpigmentation, melasma and dark-spots or a whole host of other skin conditions &       troubles we have the tools and peels to help❣️

What should I do after my chemical peel? 

It is so important to take care of your face during the healing process to help your skin come back to life. Maximize your chemical peel benefits. Here are your peel aftercare Do's, Don'ts and Phases of your peel and what to expect. So read on and  give your skin some love❣️

 

1. Be sure to follow your take-home aftercare.

Take-home aftercare product and instruction sheet is tailored  to  your individual needs for healing. Do not use any other products "unless specified by Romy, Again, only use what was supplied by me for aftercare‼️ 

For the best outcome, follow your take home care and these very important steps and reminders. 

2. Be sun savvy and smother your skin in SPF.

Let’s get straight to the point: stay out of the sun and don’t be shy with the SPF. Your face right now is at its most sensitive, post-peel, all peels take off the very top protective layer of skin called the epidermis, this is the protective layer of skin located on the very top of the stratum corneum.

 

New skin that is revealed after your peel will be very vulnerable to harsh sun rays. So, it needs to be looked after more than ever. When you’re not able to stick to the shady spots when out and about, compensate with a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 + to shield your skin from dangerous UV rays, Re-Apply every 2 hours when in direct sun‼️  SPF only protects your skin for approximately 2 hours and NEEDS TO BE RE-APPLIED‼️  

Use for a minimum of 8 weeks post-peel (though it should be a key step in your daily skincare routine.

3. Stick to soap-free cleansers.

If your cleanser isn’t soap-free, now’s the time to invest in one. Soap-free facial washes are safe on sensitive skin (and your skin will definitely be feeling sensitive following a chemical peel!) and aren’t too drying. Soap makes the skin feel tight and dry by stripping it of its natural oils - and the skin’s already been stripped enough after a peel!

4. Cleanse with cool water.

Your skin might be feeling a bit tender after a chemical peel and hot water could be uncomfortable on your new skin - it can also cause inflammation. Wash your face using cool water for a gentle, soothing alternative for your healing skin. But, remember, always pat your skin dry afterwards - don’t rub!

5. Moisturize to the max.

Apply a moisturizer to keep dry skin hydrated and to restore some moisture. Your moisturiser should be free of harsh chemicals and irritants (such as acids and acne treatments) which could upset your already sensitive skin. They should also be water-based as moisturisers with high water content are nice and lightweight on the skin. (Bear in mind that moisturising will prolong the peeling process because softened skin won’t flake off as quickly.)

6. Remember, practitioner knows best.

This one is probably the best chemical peel aftercare tip. It’s best practice (as always) to listen to your practitioner and follow their advice after a peel. They’ll be able to give you tailored instructions on how to care for your skin post-peel, suited to your skin and the type of chemical peel you’ve had. They may even provide you with a special moisturiser or gel to help with the road to healing.

What should you avoid after a chemical peel?

1. Don’t break a sweat.

This means no spa days with a sauna, no sunbathing and no extreme exercise (I can definitely get behind the last point!). Sweat can irritate the skin, so keep cool until your skin’s showing signs of recovery.

2. Step away from the exfoliator.

When your skin starts to get dry and flaky, there’s probably nothing you’ll want to do more than grab the nearest exfoliator and rub it all off. But, drop the facial scrub. Lock it away if you have to. Your skin’s (probably) just had the most extreme exfoliation of its life - it doesn’t need more. Wait at least 3 days after a light chemical peel before you exfoliate to give your skin a break. For medium or deep chemical peels, the wait can be weeks - listen to the fifth ‘do’ above and follow your practitioner’s instructions!

3. No peeling, picking or prodding, please.

Just like you should ditch your facial scrub, you should also refrain from picking or peeling any loose skin (I know, it’s not easy!). This will perhaps be even harder than the no exfoliator rule. But, interfering with the skin’s natural shedding process can lead to bleeding and scarring, and that’s definitely worse than any temporary flaking.

4. Resist the retinol.

Retinols are great skincare products for encouraging new cell growth and turnover - but your skin is already working on this once it’s had a chemical peel. Don’t send your skin into cell turnover overload - wait until it has healed before resuming your retinols. It’s also recommended that you stop using your retinol products a week before your peel.

 

5. Give your skin some space.

Good chemical peel aftercare is all about the healing. Give your skin some time to repair itself before rushing into another skincare treatment - wait a minimum of 4-6 weeks, Depending on the level of peel you had. But, as always, follow your practitioner’s advice on this.

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When trying to deliver results, it can be easy to overlook pre- and post-treatments & aftercare. Your aftercare is what makes your peel or resurfacing treatment the star of the show. Pre- and post-treatments make a huge impact on your results

 

Think of it like an artist. Before they begin a painting, they prime the canvas, and once they’ve finished they seal it to preserve their masterpiece. The skin, much like a canvas, needs to be primed to stimulate the rejuvenation process and prepare the skin for what is to come.

 

Following the peel or resurfacing treatment, the skin needs to be rebuilt and brought back to optimal health with proper care.

As always, If you still have questions or if something is not clear to you 

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