Before your Glycolic Peel

  • Sensitive clients may use products containing Glycolic ingredients for 1- 2 weeks prior to a peel to prep the skin in advance of your professional peel.
  • Avoid using Glycolic products for at least 12 hours prior to your peel.
  • Discontinue use of the drug retinoid (Retin A) topical acne medication for 24hrs prior.
  • Women: Avoid waxing, electrolysis or other methods of depilatories for 48 hrs
  • Men: Do not shave immediately before a facial peel.

Aftercare Advice- Glycolic Peels

  • Avoid using Glycolic products on the day of you peel. Wait 24 hours before resuming their use.
  • No sweating for 24 hours i.e. gym workouts etc, because it can sweat the glycolic out of the skin, which can cause irritation.
  • Glycolic peels draw impurities out of the skin, so a breakout is a good sign of the skin clearing itself out.
  • Use of glycolic products, throughout the course of peels, to keep skin acclimatised to the product & also increases effectiveness of the peels.
  • Continued use of glycolic products is recommended to maintain your results.
  • Make up application is not permitted for 24 hours after a peel, however a mineral based make up is acceptable immediately afterwards as it wont clog your pores or irritate skin.
  • A daily mineral sunscreen SPF 20 + is absolutely essential, as glycolic peels away the top protective layer of dead skin cells, which protect skin from the suns damaging rays.
  • Do not use your Glycolic product, for 12 hours after your salon peel.
  • Maintenance Peels are recommended every 4 weeks. You must make sure you are using glycolic homecare before you can have a maintenance peel.
  • Be prepared to see & feel changes to the skin– do not be alarmed, sometimes the skin looks & feels worse (dry, tight, & peeling) before improvements occur. The complete course of 6 peels must be completed for full benefit.
  • Consult the clinic if you have any worries or concerns about your skin during the treatment. Different people will experience changes to the skin
  • Do not peel flaky skin or squeeze any spots that may appear.

You may Experience

  • A slight tingling sensation after applying a glycolic product. It lasts a few minutes
  • A slight dryness of the skin for the first few weeks. This is actually an invisible peeling process & is a way in which the glycolic has a beneficial effect on the skin. This can be easily managed with a hydrating serum i.e. Phytoceuticals icy blue serum or Velvet Gel.

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