Are the colder fall temperatures wreaking havoc on your skin? Chemical peels can rejuvenate dry and dull skin to boost overall tone and texture. Proper care after treatment is vital to achieve the best results, so you can feel confident about your appearance during the holiday season. Here are the three best ways to care for your skin after a chemical peel.
Gently Wash with Cool Water
A chemical peel works by peeling away dead skin cells to reveal softer and smoother skin. This process can make your skin more sensitive with your skin care routine. Using hot water or scrubbing with washcloths or loofahs after treatment can cause irritation and may lead to skin damage. Wash your skin with cool water with a gentle facial cleanser or mild soap instead.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Hydrated skin can help boost faster healing after a chemical peel. Pay attention to the skin moisturizer products you use, as some can contain irritating ingredients like menthol and alcohol. Oil-free moisturizers can deliver better results for most skin types. For severely dry skin, you may want to opt for a heavier cream to boost hydration levels but over moisturizing can make the situation worse. Greasy skin can be an indicator you may be using the wrong product and the need to choose a lighter moisturizer for your skin.
Apply Sunscreen Daily
A chemical peel can make your skin more vulnerable to the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds. Exposure after treatment can lead to a sunburn and peeling. Apply an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily and reapply every two hours when outdoors to protect your skin.
Experienced Chemical Peel Skin Care in Georgia
Caring for your skin after a chemical peel can boost your skin transformation from humdrum to glowing this holiday season. Using these tips, along with the instructions from your dermatologist, can help you achieve optimal results from treatment and minimize future skincare problems. Kayal Dermatology in Georgia specializes in chemical peels as well as multiple customized cosmetic treatments to treat any skin issue. Book an appointment for an initial consultation to discuss your aesthetic needs today.