Post Acid Treatment Skin Care

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Post Acid Treatment Skin CareAre You Protecting Your Skin?

When people order Acid Peel Treatments, they often forget about what comes after the Acid Peel, rejuvenation.  In order to get the most out of your skin, it’s imperative that you use our Post Acid Treatment Skin Care Tips!  In this article we’ll discuss what you need to be doing after your acid peels and acid whitening treatments, and steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the most from those expensive serums.  

Post Acid Treatment Skin Care Pt. 1

The first thing we want to cover in this article is how Acid Treatments work, that way you’ll understand why we recommend certain products for Post Acid Treatment Skin Care.  While chemical peels fall into separate categories based on what there active ingredient is, you’ll find that the majority of chemical peels use acids.  The following are common acids found in popular chemical peels.

  • Glycolic Acid
  • Lactic Acid
  • Resorcinol
  • Trichloracetic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Lactic Acid

You’ll see that the majority of them actually contain the word “acid” in their names, with the exception of Resorcinol.  How they interact with the skin, however, is relatively similar.  The whole process of a Chemical Peel is summed up as this; it encourages production of new skin cells by uniformly killing surface skin cells. This is effective because your skin generally doesn’t renew all at once.  If it did, we’d shed our skin like a snake!  So by effectively uniformly damaging your skin, you’re especially sensitive to further sources of damage.  That’s why it’s really important to give your skin the protection and moisture it needs after your peels.  If you think of your skin post peel like you think of your skin after a sunburn, then you’re on the right track.

Post Acid Treatment Skin Care Pt. 2 

Now that we have the details of why you need to protect your skin after a peel, we’ll get into the Post Acid Treatment Skin Care tips.  In order to properly address the needs of your skin, we’re going to separate the process into three distinct phases; Early Recovery, Mid Recovery and Full Recovery.

  1. Early Recovery

      In the early phases of recovery from your skin peel, your skin will be beginning to peel from that damage caused by the peel.  During this stage, it’s important that you NOT use a heavy exfoliating agent.  That means you need to evaluate your cleanser for  how it’s working before you use it as usual.  Once you’ve evaluated your cleanser, you need to find a good, heavy-duty oily moisturizer.  While you’ll rarely find us advocating an oily moisturizer, in this part of early recovery, it’s essential due to a decrease in natural protective oils reaching the surface.  Lastly, you absolutely need to have a heavy duty sunscreen with you at all times.  Your skin is seriously susceptible to all kinds of damage during this phase, but it’s really susceptible to UV damage.  So get your best sunscreen, and avoid being in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

   2. Mid Recovery

After your skin has peeled most of the way, it’s time to again change up your approach on how to keep it healthy.  At this stage in your recovery, you can switch away from the oily moisturizer you’ve been using and go back to a more neutral skin supporting moisturizer.  This is because you’ll be getting more sebum production which can cause acne flair ups if you clog it up with oils. Also, by this point you should be able to get away with some gentle exfoliating to rid yourself of the remaining skin shedding.

   3. Full Recovery

       Once your skin has fully recovered from the acid peel, you can switch back to your normal skin care routine.  At this point it’s a great time to reconsider your approach to skin care by educating yourself on how to exactly care for your skin type.  Not to toot our own horn or anything, but our site has some great products that we review, and we also have bi-weekly how-to guides, so check back often!

Post Acid Treatment Skin Care Summary

First, always use sunscreen.  Second, always talk to your Doctor before doing a new chemical peel.  Last, always use suncreen.  Seriously. Use it!  Thanks for reading our article, remember to check back for more exclusive news, previews, reviews, how-to’s and exciting offers here at

Skin Care Tip
Seriously, wear sunscreen!

Post Acid Treatment Skin Care