Gently apply a thin layer of moisturizer all over the skin multiple times throughout the day, as needed. You'll be able to go back to your regular skincare routine once the peeling process is complete and skin no longer feels sensitive – generally within a week of receiving your chemical peel.
How long does it take skin to fully heal after chemical peel?
About seven to 14 days Treated areas take about seven to 14 days to heal after a medium chemical peel, but redness might last for months. After a deep chemical peel, you'll experience severe redness and swelling. You'll also feel burning and throbbing, and the swelling may even make your eyelids swell shut.
What is the fastest way to recover from a chemical peel?
Chemical Peel Aftercare Tips
- Follow all of Dr.
- Wash the treated area with lukewarm water gently.
- Moisturize whenever your skin feels tight.
- Apply SPF every day.
- Allow your skin to peel on its own – do not pick at it.
- Avoid strenuous activities and sweating for the first couple of weeks.
How soon after a chemical peel can I wash my face?
24 hours Avoid washing your face for at least 24 hours following your peel. Over the next few days, your skin will begin to peel. The most intense peeling will occur during the middle days of your recovery. You may also experience some irritation, crusting, or skin redness.
Should you moisturize a lot after chemical peel?
After a light chemical peel, treated skin will be red, dry and mildly irritated-although these effects might be less noticeable with each repeat treatment. Please make sure you keep the skin moist for the next several days using a fragrance-free moisturizer (we recommend Cerave) and Aquaphor/Vaseline as needed.
How do you take care of your skin after peeling?
Since peels can temporarily compromise your skin's protective barrier, it's important to reinforce that barrier with a medium-to-thick moisturizer. Also, drink more water to help avoid dehydration, which could make your skin feel tight. Apply sunscreen with SPF30 or more.