Remember your skin becomes more vulnerable to Ultra Violet (UV) rays after undergoing a chemical peel, so avoid sun exposure as much as you can. It would be best to avoid the sun completely in the first couple of weeks after a peel. Wearing a sunscreen is the best way to protect your skin from UV rays, but the skin becomes sensitive to chemical sunscreens after such a cosmetic treatment. Depending upon the depth of the peel, you may be advised by your dermatologist to avoid sunscreen post-treatment until the skin completes the peeling phase. So try to protect your face from sunlight with the help of hats and sunglasses. You can also use a physical sunblock containing zinc oxide.
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Be gentle with your skin
Instead of using a stiff washcloth on your face, switch to a gentler option like facial sponges or a baby washcloth. Itching or burning are common post-peel discomforts, but do not pick or scratch your skin at any cost. Picking, scratching or otherwise touching the treated skin increases risk of infection.
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Since dry skin is more vulnerable to cracks and possible scaring, it is important to keep the new skin soft and moist. Use a gentle moisturizer two to four times a day, but make sure your product should not contain exfoliants or irritating ingredients. Also avoid over-moisturizing.
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Your aesthetician has already shed the dry and dead skin. Using facial scrubs and exfoliants during post treatment period will only irritate your skin further and could cause scarring in the skin.
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