Skin Peel Precautions

Skin Peel Precautions

Don’t get a peel if you’ve overused your products, picked or scrubbed your skin, been close to a heater or hot stove or if you’re excessively dry. No scented detergents, fabric softeners, soaps, shaving products, deodorants or skin care products.
No workouts, sweating or exposure to sun or extremely hot or cold weather for 24 hours before or after face peels, or 48 hours before or after body treatments. Even after 48 hours, do not work out if your skin is still irritated in any way.

Heat sources: Avoid hair dryers, heaters, fireplaces, hot ovens, stoves, steam rooms, saunas, hot wax and hair dryers completely for 24 hours. No space heaters or dry saunas, ever!

No shaving for 24 hours and no depilatories, laser hair removal or chemical hair services for 4 days, before or after your peel. No hot wax. If you use a retinoid (vitamin A) or get body peels, you may not use chemical depilatories or do waxing at all.

Friction: No washcloths, loofahs, sponges, spa gloves, scrubbers, buffers, scrubs, brushes, hair removal gadgets or Clarisonic-type devices. Friction can cause peels and active skin care products to irritate your skin. Do not try to scrub off dead skin cells or rub dry with a towel.

Avoid sun. Before and after your peel, don’t drive, work out, garden or stand in direct sun. Apply sunscreen generously when sun is unavoidable and reapply every hour. Wear a large hat and sunglasses. Stand in the shade whenever possible.

Purchase a water filter if you live in a hard water area and change the filter often. Avoid salt water, hot tubs and swimming pools for four days post peel.

Don’t apply homecare products too thick or too often. The only exception is sunscreen, which should be applied liberally and reapplied every one to two hours. Apply all other leave-on products sparingly and massage in well. Don’t dot active skin brighteners onto dark spots or patches.

Don’t apply active homecare products for 24 hours after your treatment (except cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen). Start back only in the absence of irritation. Don’t apply active products on irritated, over-dry or peeling skin, to nearby skin, or to sensitive areas that don’t need treatment products.

No tight boots or shoes, sneakers without socks, ribbed or tight socks, tight or spandex leggings, pantyhose, stockings, sandals, strappy shoes or gladiator shoes. These cause friction which can darken the skin in the places where they come into contact.

No tight, binding or synthetic clothing in the peel area. No tight jeans. No hats, scarves or headbands that touch the skin. Wear properly-fitting sports bra only and full-size loose or stretch cotton jersey panties or no panties, soft tube socks worn with loose shoes or Uggs-style boots. No thongs and tight lacy lingerie or clothing. If in doubt, bring it in. Wear loose breathable cotton clothing only.

Notify us immediately if you experience any prolonged stinging, irritation, redness, deep scaling or unusual skin discoloration. If you’re unsure of your instructions or these restrictions, contact us prior to your peel or product use and/or immediately if problems arise.

Note: Individual results may vary and require compliance to corrective home care products, diligent sun protection, and important lifestyle changes, all of which must be monitored and maintained on a longterm basis.

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