3 Things to Avoid After a Chemical Peel

chemical peelsChemical peels are great for women of all ages and can be used to help treat things such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, and acne. And the best thing about chemical peels is that you can go into Dr. Tom F. Crais’ office during your lunch break and then head back into the office or back to whatever you were doing right after— meaning that there is no downtime. However, in order for you to get the best results from your chemical peel, it’s important to ensure that you give your skin the proper recovery time and care. Read on to learn about three things to avoid after a chemical peel.

The Sun

Even if you may not have a day planned at the beach with friends, long exposure in the sun can cause your skin to blister and burn. As your skin is properly healing from your chemical peel it will be more vulnerable to sun damage and will be extremely sensitive. Even if you are planning on going on a walk with friends in the park, make sure to wear a wide brimmed hat for at least a week after you get your chemical peel— this should give you the protection you need.


If you get your upper lip or face waxed in order to get rid of that peach fuzz or some excess hairs, then you will want to lay off the waxing treatment for at least a couple of weeks following your procedure. As mentioned above, your skin will be extremely sore and sensitive after your chemical peel, and waxing it will just exacerbate it and may even cause a skin infection.


Permanent tattooing on your eyebrows, lips, or even eyeliner are popular among women everywhere. However, as your skin is healing from your chemical peel, you will want to avoid any sort of tattooing because it could cause your skin to bleed excessively.

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