Post-Peel Home Care Regimen

Post Peel Home Care Regimen

This is the average for most skin types. The timeline may vary slightly in each person.

Overall parameters for skin peels:
No direct sun exposure 7 days before peel treatment date.
No direct sun exposure 7 days after peel treatment date.
Have the time to 'embrace' the peel with a more relaxed lifestyle
Good diet will ensure stronger and better skin after the peel (5 fruits and 5 vegetables everyday....just basic healthy eating...)
Best timing for skin peels is late Fall, Winter and early Spring (less potential for the skin to get hot and sweaty)...

During the 7 day post peel period:

DO NOT PICK AT THE SKIN PEELING OFF. Leave it to fall off naturally otherwise you can induce unsightly scarring.
NO HEAT (No sauna, steam rooms, hot tubs etc)
NO SUN (stay in the shade even though you are wearing a sunscreen)
NO SWIMMING (chlorine is too harsh on chemically treated or peeled skin)
NO SWEATY EXERCISES (sweating will irritate the skin - let it heal first)
NO FURTHER EXFOLIATION (no scrubs, rough cloths, loofa, any other form of exfoliant)

The following is based on a FULL-JESSNER peel. For a 'LITE-JESSNER' peel the timeline below will generally be reduced by 1 day in each section...

Day 1 and 2
The skin will be tight
* Wash the skin with cool or tepid water only AM and PM.
*Apply no skin care products other than a mineral based sunscreen in the AM (Zinc and Titanium based as per TIZO3). Wipe off with Kleenex before washing.

Day 3 through 5
The main "peeling" days.
The skin will start exfoliating. some people will peel in large flakes of skin, others may just have a fine granular peel (one that you can feel as being rough under the touch rather than visibly exfoliating). It may be localized in some areas only. Everybody's skin reacts differently so don't have set expectations....
*Cleanse with a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin (as per Dr Schwab Sensitive Cleanser) using cool or tepid water AM and PM
*Apply soothing and healing gel as per aloCel Gel AM and PM (this will soothe the new skin being exposed after the peel and stimulate stronger cell development)
*Apply a mineral based sunscreen in the AM (Zinc and Titanium based as per TIZO3)

Day 6 and 7
The new, soft skin will be slightly pink in many people...and maybe still a bit irritated (depending on the strength of the skin in the first place).
*Cleanse with a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin (as per Dr Schwab Sensitive Cleanser) using cool or tepid water AM and PM
*Apply soothing and healing gel as per aloCel Gel AM and PM (this will soothe the new skin being exposed after the peel and stimulate stronger cell development)
* Apply moisturizer where needed (Stress Recovery lotion is ideal for skin that is prone to breakouts)
* Apply eye care products
*Apply a mineral based sunscreen in the AM (Zinc and Titanium based as per TIZO3)

Day 8 onwards
Return to your regular home care regimen
 

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