How to Protect Your Skin After a Deep Facial PeelCourtney Croll
Treating yourself to a little spa time can make you feel and look great. Facial peels are a wonderful way to give yourself a beautiful home spa treatment without too much hassle. If you’re thinking of trying one out, make sure to protect your skin afterwards so you get the most out of it.
Why Use a Deep Facial Peel?
Deep facial peels fall into the category of chemical exfoliation. That means the product contains ingredients that remove excess dry and dead skin cells. ‘Chemical’ sounds scary, but actually, most chemical peels that use ingredients like glycolic acid are actually more gentle than a physical exfoliant. A physical exfoliant is a product that includes rough grains that physically scrub off the dead skin cells. While this type of exfoliant can work, it is possible that too much scrubbing can cause little microtears in the skin.
When shopping for a facial peel, glycolic acid is a great ingredient to look for. It sloughs off the unwanted layers of buildup on the skin and leaves you with a beautiful, healthy glow. Glycolic acid is also great for getting rid of acne and reducing pore size.
Steps to Protect Your Skin
While a good facial peel will leave your skin looking radiant, it can also leave it feeling a little sensitive, especially when you first start using these products. It is important to follow a few steps that will help to keep your skin feeling great and looking fabulous:
1) Wash with cold water
Washing your face with cold water, especially after you use a peel, will help to close your pores and reduce any sensitivity that you might be experiencing.
Moisturizing should be a part of your daily skin care routine, but take extra care that you aren’t forgetting this important step after a peel. Not only does moisturizer give your skin much-needed hydration, but it also acts as a protective barrier.
3) Drink water
Did you know that drinking water is an important part of skin hydration? It’s true! Make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day to keep your skin feeling wonderfully hydrated.
4) Use sunscreen
Using sunscreen is important, especially after a facial peel. Skin is more prone to sun damage, including sun burn, after exfoliation.
5) Avoid saunas and steam rooms
Saunas and steam rooms might not feel great after a peel. It is best to avoid them on the day of a peel because they can increase redness and irritation.
6) Give your skin a break
Remember when I said that facial peels are a type of exfoliation? Don’t follow a facial peel with a physical exfoliation like a scrub.
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At Wondergloss LLC, we are passionate about helping you feel great and look fabulous. We believe that you deserve the best! Our products are luxurious and high quality while still being affordable.
Our entire Wondergloss product line is free of parabens, sulfates, and gluten as well as vegan. On top of that, we are Leaping Bunny certified, which means we are cruelty-free. You can use our facial peels, cleansing balms, body oils, and lip care balms and know that no animals were harmed in creating these incredible products.