Can You Please Help, Having a Face Peel Soon, Can Someone Tell Which is Best Type of Cream to Use After?
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Gentle products and sunblock are a post-peel must
For the first week after a chemical peel use a bland, gentle cleanser to wash your face. Avoid products with scrubbing action, acids or medicated acne washes. Use a rich, fragrance free moisturizer day and night. There are numerous medically dispensed products that are elegant, but good over-the-counter creams are made by Cetaphil, Vanicream, and Cerave. Depending on the peel you may want to moisturize several times throughout the day, and creams will be more hydrating than lotions. A zinc/titanium dioxide sunblock following your morning moisturizer is a must. Once the peeling has stopped, you can usually return to your pre-peel skin care regimen.
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