Dec 14, 2019 09:35 AM EST
Caring For Your Skin After A Chemical Peel: A Guide For Students in Beauty School
A chemical peel is a procedure used to improve the texture of the skin. Facial skin is commonly treated. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin to remove scars, spots, blemishes and other skin imperfections. When top layers of the skin are removed, it can grow back looking smoother and younger. This procedure aims for the good, but skin resurfacing leads to extra sensitivity of the skin especially after the treatment. But there is no need to worry because many proven skincare tips after chemical peeling are proven safe and effective.
1. Keep yourself hydrated, drink a lot of water
Drink enough water. Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help get rid of your body toxins. Everyone will not agree that water consumption will improve skin, but it truly is. Claims have been made that drinking water gives you a more radiant, healthy and younger-looking complexion, while others say it has no effect or whatsoever.
But the fact that skin is an organ and just like any other part of the body your skin is made up of cells. And skin cells are made up of water. And your skin is the largest part of your body. If your skin is not getting a sufficient amount of water, it will make your skin dry & dull. Drinking enough water can help fasten the healing process of chemical peeling.
2. Avoid touching
Chemically treated skin is super sensitive. It can be irritated even to the smallest thing that touches. It is better to keep your hands off all the time. Itching starts and skin gets flaky when it started healing. Avoid the temptation of scratching the tickly area because it can lead to more serious rashes and worst is permanent scars.
After undergoing the procedure, remember to change your beauty product to a milder formulation. Declutter old regimen especially those who can irritate your skin. Other formulation can cause redness and burning sensation because your skin is most sensitive at this moment. Instead of using strong products, try water-based or non-greasy moisturizer as long as it indicates it is suitable for individuals with sensitive skin.
4. Apply SPF
Sunlight is good for the skin but not the UV rays it emits. Don't forget to apply creams, serums or lotions with SPF in their formulation. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight so you can stop damaging your newly renewed skin.
5. Stop over-exfoliation
When the skin starts peeling, you need stop scrubbing, brushing and using an exfoliating cleanser. Understandably, you want to fasten the peeling process especially when skin flakes start to appear. Don't be impatient, good result will surely be seen in no time. Remember that time heals everything, let it peel by itself.
6. Avoid using makeup
Makeup is not a skincare product. It may have some good chemicals but its sole purpose is beautification that can be washed out after. Yeah, it is not permanent, sometimes we can frankly call it as prettification dirt we put on our face. Most of us need it to boost our confidence and there is nothing wrong with that. What is wrong is the continuous usage of the product knowing that it is already irritating to your precious skin. Please avoid makeup application during the healing process. Feel beautiful to look beautiful as they say.
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