Recovering from a Chemical Peel

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2018
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Chemical Peel Great Neck, NYIf you love taking care of your skin, you may have a host of products at home that you use religiously. Maybe you get regular facials and enjoy the glow you have when you leave the office. But, if you’ve never gotten a chemical peel, they can seem a little daunting. But, chemical peels are a fantastic way to remove dead skin cells and reveal glowing, healthy skin. Especially in the winter, when our skin is more dull, dry, and in need of help, a chemical peel can be just what we need. Keep reading to learn how to take care of your skin after a chemical peel to have the best results.


Listening to your skin is important after a chemical peel. You may find yourself with dry skin just a few hours after you applied moisturizer. Keep an eye on your skin and give it what it needs. You may even want to add an occlusive moisturizer to the mix for a few days as your skin heals.

Avoid Makeup

Though makeup might be acceptable, going without foundation for a couple days can help your skin recover from a peel better. Your skin may love a break from ingredients and chemicals in makeup. If you can’t go without makeup, then opt for a light mineral makeup.

Makeup may also exacerbate the look of the peeling, so you may find that you look better without foundation in general!

Don’t Pick

We recommend not peeling or picking at the skin that flakes off your skin, even though some people say it won’t cause any damage. It all depends on your specific skin: you may scar or develop spots of hyperpigmentation.

Don’t physically pull skin off your face. If you must, you can use small cuticle scissors to trim the flakes away, but pulling can cause hyperpigmentation in some patients.

Call us today at (212) 249-0066 to schedule a consultation and learn about chemical peels today.

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