Help. I recently got a chemical peel. My face looks burnt and is very dry (Photo)
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Face looks burnt
Hello, and thank you for your question. It would be helpful to know what type of peal you received. There are many peels (for example Jessner's, Vitalize, Rejuvanize, etc) where this appearance would be totally normal. I would recommend that you see the practitioner who did this peal as soon as possible, because there is no substitute for an in person evaluation. However, here are some simple steps that you can take to minimize complications and maximize healing regardless of what type of peel you received:
1. Apply aquaphor or vasaline to your skin (you may need to do this several times a day) to keep the skin from feeling too dry, and cracking.
2. Wash with a neutral cleanser (I prefer Cetaphil cream cleanser) twice a day to reduce the risk of infection.
3. Do not apply any active products whatsoever (such as glycolic acids, Retin-A's, etc.) to your skin while you are in the peeling process.
Help. I recently got a chemical peel. My face looks burnt and is very dry
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