Chemical peels are easy and effective enough to use at home. Proper procedures must still be observed however in order to avoid any complications. Use only the best over the counter at home chemical peels for maximum results.
Below is the general procedure for doing superficial peels at home.
- Prepare the chemical peeling agent in a glass container. The neutralizing agent should also be ready and nearby.
- Sensitive areas like the eyes and the nose should be protected. This is usually done by coating these areas with Vaseline.
- Using an applicator brush or a gauze, Apply the peeling agent evenly. Begin with the forehead, left cheek, nose, right cheek, and chin. Gentle strokes should be applied at the edges to prevent demarcation lines.
- After about three minutes or whatever the indicated duration time is, neutralize the areas where the chemical agent was applied.
- The skin is now gently dried once the burning or tingling sensation subsides. avoid rubbing the skin.
- The purpose of postoperative care is to ensure flawless recovery and minimize risks. This is very important for those Who has a history of hyperpigmentation and abnormal scarring.
- Maintenance is also essential to preserve results.
- Only use cleansers that are made for sensitive skin. This is to avoid any irritations.
- If there is healing, a topical antibacterial solution should be applied to prevent infections.
- For irritated skin, Cold compress can be applied.
- Sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 and has broad spectrum is essential to human skin. Direct sunlight should also be avoided during the healing period.
- Avoid application of heavy make up, topical creams containing fragrance or essential oils, and heavy moisturizers.
- Do not peel or scratch the skin to avoid scarring