Chemical peel aftercare: Caring for your skin post-procedure

Chemical peel aftercare: Caring for your skin post-procedure

Chemical peels and laser resurfacing can help to improve your skin’s texture, decrease hyperpigmentation, reduce fine lines and even encourage your skin to produce more collagen. As they can leave your skin feeling delicate though, it’s important to carry out the proper aftercare. Here are our tips for glowing results…

Keep out of the sun

As chemical peels remove the top layer of dead, damaged skin, it’s really important to protect what’s been revealed underneath. Sun and UV exposure can be damaging to all skin types at the best of times, but post-procedure your skin is at its most vulnerable. In the first few days after a treatment, your skin will be very sensitive and it’s advised not to use topical products including SPF protection. To allow your skin to heal properly, it’s best to rest and recharge inside and stay out of the sun completely.

Choose a gentle moisturiser or serum

Resurfacing treatments are known for leaving skin dry and dehydrated. Regularly applying a moisturiser throughout the day can help to nourish and soothe healing skin though. As the last thing your delicate skin needs right now is a moisturiser that can cause further irritation, it’s important to avoid strong acids and ingredients like retinol. Opt for gentle creams and skincare ampoules instead in the weeks following any treatments. Post-procedure skin needs hydrating ingredients and antioxidants like vitamin E, C and A, shea butter and hyaluronic acid that help to soothe inflammation and prevent water loss.

Vichy's Liftactiv Supreme H.A. Epidermic Filler is dermatologically tested for sensitive skin and as well as post procedure. With 1.2% pure Hyaluronic Acid H.A. Epidermic Filler helps to plump, smooth and intensely hydrate even sensitive skin.

Ampoule serums

Vichy’s Liftactiv Specialist Peptide-C Ampoules for your face contain a soothing formula enriched with a cocktail ingredients including 10% pure vitamin C and natural origin hyaluronic acid. Apply the ampoule serum twice a day – half in the morning and half at night – to help boost your skin’s hydration, radiance and firmness. When applied twice daily Liftactiv Supreme H.A. Epidemic Filler also helps to keep skin feeling and looking healthy, plump and smoother.

Stock up on sunscreen

Once your skin has healed and any irritation has eased, the aftercare continues in the form of SPF protection. With as much as 80 per cent of skin ageing linked to sun exposure and UV damage, you don’t want to undo all the good work your treatment has done to improve the appearance of your wrinkles by going out unprotected. Vichy’s Capital Soleil Anti-Ageing 3-in-1 SPF 50 offers very high broad-spectrum protection and is enriched with antioxidants including vitamin C and thermal water. It is also suitable for those with sensitive and delicate skin

This article is intended as general information only. You should seek advice from a professional before starting any new regime or course of conduct. Follow home care routine only as directed by a practitioner. Products are not recommended to be applied to irritated or broken skin or directly after a procedure.

Discover the full range of Vichy moisturisers and skin capsules at vichy.co.uk.

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