I am an african american woman with unpredictable mild acne, undereye bags and an uneven complextion. HELP! Also i want to do the chemical peel at home. Which is recommended?
What Moisturizer and Face Wash Should I Use After a Chemical Peel?
Doctor Answers (2)
Products post peel
Thank you for your question. I recommend using a mild basic cleanser and a hydrating moisturizer or post peel balm following a peel. Based on your concerns I would recommend speaking with a board-certified plastic surgeon or licensed aesthetician to address these concerns and come up with the best treatment option. I do not ever recommend doing a chemical peel at home, if you are not familiar with the product (will vary for each skin type) and proper application techniques it is very easy to cause more harm than good to your skin.
Post chemical peel care
There are a lot of questions here. Let's address them one at a time:
1- after a peel one should use a gentle, bland cleaner and a bland rich moisturizer
2- based on the many concerns your mentioned, it is not certain a chemical peel would address them all. You should have a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist.
3- As I have not examined you, I cannot recommend an at home chemical peel. Based on your concerns you will probably need to be something stronger in a licensed professional's office. Good luck!
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