Are you ready to love your skin again? At Total Health & Skin Center, our chemical peels will stimulate your skin to bring healthy, new cells to the surface for an enhanced complexion. If you have never gotten a chemical peel before, here are some steps to help you prepare.

Choose The Right Type of Peel

Get an educated opinion from your provider, taking your age, the color of your skin, and your overall skin condition into consideration. You will want a peel that fits your specific needs!

No At-Home Exfoliants

Refrain from using any at-home exfoliants in the days leading up to your chemical peel. Retinol and salicylic acid may be included in your beauty products, which can lead to damage to your skin. You should also stop any facial hair removal such as waxing and bleaching in the week before your peel.

Hydrate Your Skin

Keep your skin as hydrated as possible leading up to your appointment. It may be a good idea to stop using any creams or serums that cause dryness for two to three days. You should also avoid unprotected skin exposure to prevent irregular pigmentation.

Evaluate Prescriptions

If you are using any anti-aging or anti-acne prescriptions, they may affect the way your skin reacts to the peel. Talk with your dermatologist if you need help determining whether your products are okay to use before your chemical peel.

Plan Carefully

If you are getting a chemical peel before a big event, plan accordingly to give your skin plenty of time to heal. Chemical peels can often cause redness on the treated skin. Giving time to heal can have you looking your best for your upcoming event.

After you have received your chemical peel, make sure to take good care of your skin! If you are planning on being in the sun soon after, be sure to use plenty of SPF. Your skin will be thinner after your peel, so it will be susceptible to UV damage. Avoid using hot water on your face to prevent inflammation. To learn more about which chemical peel is right for you, contact us today!