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5 Ways to Soothe Skin After a Glycolic Peel

Gentle Wash

A day or two after your peel you should start washing your face twice a day. It's important that you keep anything off your face that could potentially irritate your skin, so if your normal washing regime contains any retinoic acid, like Retin-A, or acne products, like benzoyl peroxide, it's advised to stop using those until you've healed. A mild soap and warm water is your best bet. However, if your glycolic peel was done by a doctor, be sure to follow his or her instructions for washing.