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3 Things to Never Do After A Peel

You know that you should look both ways before you cross the street and you know to never eat yellow snow— no matter how much it may be tempting. But there are other things that you may not know quite as much about such as what to do after a chemical peel. Chemical peels are a popular way to help treat a variety of skin concerns like texture, tone, and appearance. Depending on the type of chemical peel that we do, you may experience more or less peeling than others. On average though, you can expect at least a minor bit of peeling and sensitivity on your skin. To make sure that you get the best results possible, let’s take a closer look at three things that you should never do after a chemical peel.


Even though your face scrub may be a part of your weekly skin care routine, it is the last thing that you will want to do after you get a peel. Why? Because a peel works by exfoliating your skin which will make it tender and sore. When you exfoliate your skin more, it will really irritate it and may cause it to become even more inflamed.

Lay Out in the Sun

After your peel, your skin will be hypersensitive to sun exposure which can leave you with a sunburn. Make sure that you avoid any sort of direct sun exposure so that you don’t get a burn. And, during the daylight hours, wear a broad spectrum sunscreen all across your face as an extra layer of protection.

Pick At It

If you are the type of person who likes to pick at your skin, then this may be especially hard but even as your skin is peeling off, you shouldn’t pick at it because it can lead to scarring or may make your skin a little bit worse.

If you want to learn a little bit more about chemical peels or how to treat your skin after one, contact us at our Woodbury office at 516-496-2122.