• Can I Tan After An Epidermal Peel?

Can I Tan After An Epidermal Peel?

An epidermal peel, also called a chemical peel, is when your skin is exfoliated and brightened using various ingredients. An epidermal peel stimulates the production of collagen and usually takes about 30 minutes.

Tanning After Chemical Peels

These peels are safe and although some people have report mild tingling while the peel is being applied to their skin, there are little to no side effects. Besides minor peeling and flaking in the days following treatment, epidermal peels make your skin appear more youthful and radiant. The point of an epidermal peel is to reduce the signs of aging and is available for all skin types.

It’s recommended that you receive a series of treatments, usually applied 2-4 weeks apart. By receiving more than one treatment, you will see long-term results and notice a gradual improvement in your skin.

Your skin won’t appear blotchy or flushed, but achieve a natural look after you’ve completed all treatments.

Epidermal peels offer many benefits such as:

  • Improving sun-damaged skin
  • Removing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fixing skin tone and texture to make it smoother
  • Erasing damage from acne and acne scars
  • Lessening the appearance of age and liver spots
  • Getting rid of dry and dull skin
  • Deleting brown marks, excess freckles and hyper-pigmentation

Can I Tan After a Chemical Peel?

To see the best results from your epidermal peel, you should avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds for 2-6 weeks following your treatments. This is crucial to your skin’s recovery. Even natural sunlight can slow down the recuperation process because your face needs time to heal and promote the growth of new skin cells.

Once the peeling process is finished, you can resume wearing makeup. It’s important you wear SPF 30 sunscreen daily. If you have not incorporated sunscreen into your daily beauty routine, you should start now. The regular wearing of a broad-spectrum sunscreen helps maintain healthy skin and prevents the environmental effects of sunlight from damaging your epidermis.

If after two weeks you feel that your skin has healed and you must visit a tanning salon, you can, but it’s not recommended.

If you have already booked a trip to the ocean after your epidermal peel, you can still lounge on the sand and soak up some rays, but do not forget to wear sunscreen (and reapply it often!).

However, if you can avoid tanning for at least six weeks following your epidermal treatments, you will see better results. Your skin will appear more uniform, brighter and softer.

March 11, 2015
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