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5 Ways to Soothe Skin After a Glycolic Peel


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Moisturize
You should moisturize every day, but especially for fragile skin.
You should moisturize every day, but especially for fragile skin.
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Perhaps the single most important thing you can do after a glycolic peel is to keep your face well-moisturized. Peels leave your skin vulnerable to cracking and drying out, which can lead to scarring. Just like with your face wash, it's important to use a moisturizer that's free of anti-aging or anti-acne chemicals to avoid further irritation. For heavy chemical peels, many doctors recommend using petroleum jelly while your skin heals, but for less invasive peels, a soothing lotion free of known irritants should do the trick.


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