Post Resurfacing Care
- Do not exfoliate the skin for 48 hours following your microdermabrasion or peel treatment. This includes scrubs, any cleansers or serums containing salicylic, glycolic, or other resurfacing and treatment acids, cleansing brushes, enzyme masks, or rubbing the skin with a washcloth.
Use a gentle, non-treatment cleanser. I can offer recommendations. It is good to keep a gentle cleanser in your skin care arsenal for more sensitive days, and for all post-resurfacing treatments.
Wear a sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater every day and minimize sun exposure. This, of course, is important every day, but even more important after a skin resurfacing treatment. Your vibrant, smooth, newer skin will thank you for shielding it from the damaging effects of the sun, and following this in your daily care regimen will be visibly rewarding.
Do not peel or pick at the skin. I know it can be tempting, but it only serves to potentially damage the skin and prolong the healing process. Your skin must go through this process to achieve and reveal the best results.
While it seems logical to moisturize the skin when it is possibly feeling tight and dry, over-moisturizing will block the natural flaking process and could potentially clog the pores. Let the skin breathe as much as possible. You only need a hydrating serum or a standard layer of moisturizer, plus a sunscreen for daytime.