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#5: SkinBASICs – Preparing the skin and Post treatment Care (Chemical Peeling)

Updated: Sep 24, 2021


Properly preparing your skin prior to a peel can make a huge difference. It can:

  1. Reduce Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), by controlling pigment production and transfer at a cellular level

  2. Optimise cellular function and communication, allowing the skin to recover faster and more effectively post-treatment

  3. Regulate cell turnover, resulting in a more evenly pigmented, compact and light reflective stratum corneum for your peel

Active cosmeceuticals for skin peeling

Vitamin A – regulates cell turnover and reduces the risk of PIH by controlling pigment production and transfer at a cellular level

Niacinamide – strengthens the skin’s barrier, reduces hyperpigmentation and boosts skin immunity

AHA/BHA – exfoliates the skin to ensure your ‘canvas’ has a more uniform surface prior to peeling. This is especially important for congested, hyperpigmented and sun damaged skin

Zinc oxide physical sunscreen – sun protection is essential prior to any peel.


ZINC OXIDE Mineral Sunscreen

Mineral sunscreen is vital following peel treatment. Zinc oxide is a mineral providing optimal protection from UVA, UVB and IR light and is the only single ingredient recognised by the FDA as an all in one complete broad spectrum protector. Zinc Oxide has been found to display potent anti-inflammatory, healing and antimicrobial properties and is a mild dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blocker meaning iy can reduce the severity of acne lesions. Zinc oxide can be found in sunscreens induced with ZnO.


Rebuilding the barrier is essential if the epidermis has been compromised by a chemical peel. Niacinamide stimulates the production of barrier proteins keratin, filaggrin and involucrin and also stimulates ceramide production to reduce water loss following the removal of surface cells. Found in vitamin B serum


Castor seed oil is an ideal ingredient to protect against pathogens and provide occlusion for vulnerable skin with a compromised barrier following a peel. The fatty acid component of castor seed oil is ricinoleic acid which possesses potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

Not sure what products are suitable for your skin type? Head to our contact session (BOOK APPOINTMENT) to find your routine – your skin confidence begins here. #SkinBASICs


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