How to Care for Your Skin After a peel

How to Care for Your Skin After a peel

Chemical peeling is a relatively new sensation in non-invasive treatments. Owing to the success of the treatment it is being widely practiced. It is very effective in the case of acne-prone skin, moreover helps in improving dull and dehydrated skin.

People with pigmentation or Melasma can also benefit from Chemical peeling. During the procedure, the topmost layer of skin that contains dead skin cells is removed and the fresh rejuvenated layer appears. This top layer of dead cells become the cause of many skin problems.


During the procedure, your skin is treated with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol. These chemicals exfoliate the skin and remove the top layer of skin. 

The skin peels off after the procedure and requires care and attention for the next few days.


Immediately after chemical Peel, you will notice redness and mild irritation on your skin. As chemical varies in intensity, therefore the results also depend on the concentration of peel used.

Generally, your skin starts peeling after two-three days and it might take a few days to show complete results. Therefore, you have to be patient.

You might experience discomfort or itchiness right after the procedure, which will take some time to go. The following are the measures you must take to take care of your skin right after chemical peeling.

Tips to take care after Chemical Peel: 

Remember that you have to wait patiently for the results. These aftercare tips will help in minimizing the after-effects of the procedure as well as help you experience maximum benefits out of it: 

Touching not allowed:

As discussed earlier, mild irritation will occur but don’t touch or rub your face. This will deteriorate the itching moreover can cause scarring. Excessive touching even with clean hands increases the risk of infection or breakouts. Therefore, avoid touching or scratching your face.

Tie your hair properly:

Don’t let your hair touch your face, again this can increase the risk of irritation and infection. Tie your hair properly not too tightly. Too much pulling of the skin can also worsen the situation. Be gentle while combing or brushing.

Don’t forget Moisturization!

After a chemical peel, dryness is most likely to occur, therefore don’t forget to moisturize your face. However, be very gentle in applying moisturizer. Don’t rub or scratch your face. Use products that are mild and unscented.ost suitably discuss your after-care products with your physician.

Through balanced moisturization, you can speed up the process of healing. Also, it reduces irritation and itchiness.

Don’t Over-Moisturize!

Whereas it is important to moisturize, excessive moisturization can have a negative influence. Skin Peeling is the real purpose of chemical peeling. Too much moisturization may stop your skin from peeling. if your skin doesn’t peel it means that the whole process is wasted away. Therefore, moisturize but don’t overdo it.

Don’t forget sun protection!

Mostly it is recommended that you should go for chemical peel during holidays when you can limit your sun exposure.  Even, if staying at home don’t forget applying your sunscreen with at least 30 SPF.

Peeling makes your skin extra sensitive, therefore sun protection is a must.

Don’t Panic:

You must be eager to see results, but nothing can trigger the results. Don’t try to pull off the skin or physically exfoliate. This will not help in any way. It will create complications.

Don’t forget that your skin has become sensitive any sort of pulling, picking or exfoliation can damage your skin.

Choose your products wisely:

Significantly, you decide your products beforehand, in fact, discuss them with your physician.

  1. For cleansers, used a mild sulfate-free cleanser.
  2. For toner, use an alcohol-free toner.
  3. You can use an anti-oxidant serum.
  4. For moisturizing, use a mild gentle lotion or cream.

What to eat!

 Although there are no specific restrictions about food. But it is recommended to avoid acidic fruits and food. As your skin has gone sensitive, it might react with any such food.

Moreover, if you have a history of developing allergies with any food, avoid that particularly.

Avoid sweating:

Avoid doing activities that can lead to sweat. The salt in your sweat might lead to itching or irritation. If you are in habit of heavy workouts, postpone those for some days. Don’t stand in front of heaters or stoves.

Avoid very hot showers, don’t go for sauna or steam baths. If you keep these points in your mind, you will quickly get positive results for your peel.

Don’t Overheat the Skin:

You have to keep your skin cool at least till two weeks after the procedure. Avoid hot showers, very high temperature in the room or using direct heat on your skin through hair dryers, etc.

Your skin has become very delicate and it requires few days to come back to its original form. Till then, significantly, you take care of your skin.

Possible reactions:

If you have taken care of all the above-mentioned steps, your skin will probably heal well. However, in a few cases, allergies or reactions are reported.  If your skin shows severe allergy then your physician will treat you with OTC hydrocortisone. In case of any unusual reaction visit your aesthetician immediately. Don’t try to treat it at home.

There is a possibility that your skin does not peel off at all. Even in such a situation, the skin will show improvement as dead skin has been removed microscopically.

Don’t hesitate to ask queries from your aesthetician. Go for the procedure until you are completely satisfied. Read the instruction manual thoroughly and follow it as well.

Chemical peel won’t be successful with you and your anesthetic joint efforts.


If you are looking at a health clinic for chemical peeling, Rejuven8 medical is a good choice for you. We have expertise in Chemical Peel and many other non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments.

 You can book your appointment today.