Chemical Peel Aftercare

Sunday, May 08, 2011 Posted by Matt


It is imperative that you follow the guidelines below to ensure your skin stays in tip top condition post peel.
Failure to do so can impact and damage your skin.


  • No Glycolic, Lactic, Salicylic, Retinol or Benzoyl peroxide products to be used until at least 24 hours post peel.
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated water for 24 hours.
  • Avoid excessive heat for 24 hours. No sauna, steam or strenuous exercise.
  • No abrasive products, such as scrubs for 24 hours.
  • No waxing, IPL, laser or microdermabrasion for 1 week.
  • No sunbeds or sunbathing for 1 week post peel.
  • Mild flaking or sloughing is perfectly normal after a peel and may be experienced 2-3 days after.

Your skin is protected with Sunscreen (SPF25) at the end your treatment, but you must keep re-applying it
yourself as part of your homecare. 

Chemical peels make your skin temporarily photo-sensitive to ultra violet light,  failure to apply
recommended amounts of sunscreen could result in irreparable damage to your skin.

If you have any questions regarding the after effects of the treatment please do not hesitate to get in touch
with me by email or phone,  details can be found on the 'Contact Me' tab on the right of this; but if you
have any issues that appear serious then please contact your GP immediately.
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