How often can I do both? I have the Kiehl's over night peel serum, and I get the Salicylic treatment once a month...is this too much? What is the best skin care regimen? I am 35 and trying to exfoliate and clear up some acne, and keep my fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Thanks so much for your time! :)
If You Have Just Had a 30% Salisylic Acid Peel, Can I Still Use my Kiehl's Overnight Peel Treatment Once Every Week?
Doctor Answers (2)
Products prior to peels
Thank you for your question. I would recommend discontinuing the use of any "treatment products" 3 to 4 days prior to a light peel, it is usually fine to resume them after 1 week. Stick to a basic cleanser, SPF and hydrating moisturizer during this process to avoid causing unnecessary irritation to the skin.
Wait one week after peel to use Kiehl's
It usually takes up to one week to recover completely from a light salicylic acid peel. The Kiehl's product would probably be a little too irritating during this time. I would also stop the Kieh's 2-3 days before each chemical peel to lessen irritation.
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