Sun Exposure

After a Peel

It is best to avoid sun exposure if it is possible, as your skin will likely be more sensitive to the suns UV rays. If you have to go outside, sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher must be worn. It is important to wear sunscreen every day, to help protect the skin.

To tan or not to tan? That is the question. Current public opinion seems to think that a tanned appearance is more aesthetically pleasing than a natural flesh skin tone. However, tanning and depigmenting the skin are at odds with each other. A decision to stay out of the sun will help to reduce your risk of skin cancer and will help to prolong a more youthful appearance of your skin’s texture. It’s a lifestyle choice that you need to make for yourself.

Sunscreen Following a Peel

You should always wear broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF of at least 30) to prevent sun damage. The FDA also recommends that you wear sunscreen the entire duration of any glycolic treatment for 1 week after completion.

Unprotected sun exposure is the leading cause of premature aging. If you are engaging in high-sun activities, such as vacations, swimming, and other outdoor sports and activities, invest in a really good sunscreen that has at least 4 to 7 percent zinc, is waterproof, sweat proof, and SPF 30 or above.

It is best to avoid sun exposure if it is possible, as your skin will likely be more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays after a chemical peel. It is important to wear sunscreen every day, to help protect the skin. Remember, protective clothing is better than sunscreen.