5 Ways to Soothe Skin After a Glycolic Peel


Skip the Sun

Doctors recommend avoiding the sun completely until your skin has healed, which should take a minimum of a couple of weeks. Glycolic peels help take care of brown spots, which are usually caused by sun and aging, and exposing your freshly peeled skin to the sun could not only cause more brown spots but also blotchy red spots that could become permanent. Once you're back in the sun, be sure to apply a high-SPF lotion liberally and regularly.

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