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What do you use to heal after a peel?

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I'm planning on getting a peel and I just wanted to know what products I would need to help the healing process after each peel? I hear Jojoba Oil is one thing but I didn't know if there was any specific product that you use to help your face no scar or whatever.

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I'm not so sure what you mean by healing process... What kind of peel are you going after?

I've had the glycolic peel and I had no problems after it. No redness or scary stuff and I'm fair skinned. You do need lots of SPF after that and avoid the sun since the peel makes the skin very sensitive for a couple of days. I also don't really think you should add on any products on it to maximise the peel you just had.

Basically, I pick a free day for a peel treatment, do it early morning then just stay at home the whole day.

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I just meant that I read somewhere that you should have something to help your skin heal, not to make it peel anymore just to make sure it doesn't scar if it does. I use Dove SPF 15 for moisturizer is that strong enough?

I dunno that's why I'm asking I don't know lol

I'm just going for a glycolic peel, nothing big. Also, are you suppose to wash your face before you do a peel? I read your not suppose but I wasn't sure.

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No need to wash your face before the treatment as it's included already with the peel.

From my experience, the treatment should consist of a wash, glycolic peel, wash, moisturizing and sunscreen protection.

I'm not sure about the peeling but since I've always had dry skin, I don't take much notice if I get a little bit of peeling or flaking here and there. I think using any moisturizer would do but it's better if you ask the person doing the treatment about what they think. Of course, don't make them sell anything expensive to you just for the sake of making sales. :hand: My first peel costed me £65 but the total ended up being £190 when the facialist threw in a lot of products for me to use afterwards. :ninja:

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No need to wash your face before the treatment as it's included already with the peel.

From my experience, the treatment should consist of a wash, glycolic peel, wash, moisturizing and sunscreen protection.

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What strength of peel, and are you having it done somewhere? If you're having it done somewhere, what do they suggest before and after the peel, and what exactly is included in the price for the peel?

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What strength of peel, and are you having it done somewhere? If you're having it done somewhere, what do they suggest before and after the peel, and what exactly is included in the price for the peel?

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Sorry, I thought you were getting the peel done professionally so basically what I've said before may not apply. I've done a 60% glycolic peel before but at a clinic so I won't know how an at-home product works.

I do think you should wash your face first before the peel though so your skin is clean and ready for the peel. Doesn't your product come with any instructions?

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Sorry, I thought you were getting the peel done professionally so basically what I've said before may not apply. I've done a 60% glycolic peel before but at a clinic so I won't know how an at-home product works.

I do think you should wash your face first before the peel though so your skin is clean and ready for the peel. Doesn't your product come with any instructions?

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Platinum Skin Care has in-depth instructions on its peels on the site; it'll tell you everything you need to know for before and after the peel. :)

http://www.platinumskincare.com/chemical-f...eling-info.aspx

You will get printed directions when/if you order from Platinum Skin Care (that's where I ordered from). If you follow the directions carefully, you should be fine.

You definitely should wash your face before the peel, most peels also require a defatting of the skin (I used alcohol swabs) prior to the peel.

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I did not get any peel samples, just the emu oil one and something else, don't remember what. They weren't huge, maybe 10-15 ml worth or so.

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Okay I'll get it. I'm ready to do this, I've been waiting for a year, my acne is pretty under control now so I think if I just do what it tells me I'll be fine.

One more question when it says I need something to neutralize the peel instead of buying what they sell, I heard baking soda works just as well, can I use that? or is water just as good?

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One more question when it says I need something to neutralize the peel instead of buying what they sell, I heard baking soda works just as well, can I use that? or is water just as good?

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Which peel, glycolic, lactic, or TCA? I do think the instructions on the site also say what to use to neutralize. TCA technically doesn't need neutralizing as it is self-neutralizing; it does its thing and then stops. Glycolic and lactic need neutralizing, not just rinsing, and a baking soda mixture does work, but the sites would give the right proportions. Don't use tap water for mixing, use distilled water (per the instructions on most sites...not sure why exactly but I would guess that the mineral contents of tap water might screw up the chemical balance and pH of the peel).

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Which peel, glycolic, lactic, or TCA? I do think the instructions on the site also say what to use to neutralize. TCA technically doesn't need neutralizing as it is self-neutralizing; it does its thing and then stops. Glycolic and lactic need neutralizing, not just rinsing, and a baking soda mixture does work, but the sites would give the right proportions. Don't use tap water for mixing, use distilled water (per the instructions on most sites...not sure why exactly but I would guess that the mineral contents of tap water might screw up the chemical balance and pH of the peel).

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It sounds like they think just cool water rinsing would be neutralizing enough; they're most likely right, they're the experts. :) If you feel like you want to be safe, making up a cool water and baking soda rinse would be fine for applying for 2-3 minutes (let it sit that long on your face) after the peel.

The rinsing would last as long as you think you need to to get rid of all traces of the acid; sort of like when rinsing out haircoloring - the instructions don't give a time, they just say rinse until all the product is rinsed out.

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