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Peeling of the skin after peeling: reasons for what to do

What to do if the skin peels off after peeling?

Exfoliation is a great way to refresh the skin of the face and restore its lost radiance. But the girls who decide on this procedure know that for at least a week after cleaning they will have to literally hide from prying eyes. The reason for this is a strong peeling of the skin.

Causes of peeling skin after peeling

Exfoliation of the epidermis

Exfoliation (the second name for the deep skin cleansing procedure) is the self-cleaning of the surface structure of the epidermis, which we call peeling. In other words, facial peeling is inherently inseparable from the process of exfoliating the cells of the stratum corneum of the skin. But in some cases, the skin peels off the face too intensely, which greatly worries those who have undergone the peeling procedure.

To determine the permissible intensity of post-peeling peeling, it is necessary to highlight it main reasons. These include factors such as:

  • Intensity. Beauticians distinguish three types of peeling: superficial, median and deep. The last two types involve the impact on the deeper layers of the epidermis, therefore, the skin is injured more intensively. As a result, a few days after the peeling procedure, severe peeling appears, accompanied by redness and swelling;
  • The chemical composition of the peeling preparation. Sparing types of exfoliatives include alpha hydroxy acids (malic, lactic, etc.) and enzyme preparations based on bromelain and papain. Such components rarely cause severe peeling. But the use of trichloroacetic acid can give intense exfoliation;
  • Individual features of the epidermis. As a rule, patients whose skin is characterized by hypersensitivity and dryness note excessive peeling after peeling.

Interesting fact: retinoic or yellow peeling has one of the shortest rehabilitation periods. The consequences of its implementation become almost imperceptible after 2-3 days. However, how many days the skin flakes off after yellow peeling will largely depend on the condition of the patient’s epidermis and her age.

How long does it take for skin to peel after peeling?

Severe peeling after peeling
Woman after a deep chemical peel (on the 5th day after the procedure)

Many patients or patients who decide to undergo a peeling procedure are primarily interested in how long the recovery will take and how long the desired rejuvenation effect will be achieved.

It is not possible to clearly determine on what day after peeling peeling will begin, however, you can roughly calculate duration of the rehabilitation period in days, depending on the type of agent used:

  • For those who are undergoing a deep cleansing procedure for the first time, it is usually chosen superficial peeling, which uses an exfoliative preparation with a minimum concentration of acid. In this case, peeling of the skin occurs approximately on the third day, and the skin after peeling will peel off for another 2-3 days;
  • If held medium peelingthe peeling intensity is higher, and the process itself will take about seven days;
  • Deep exfoliation implies the most traumatic method of cleaning the face. Accordingly, the process of regeneration after deep peeling will be the longest, peeling will last at least 10 – 15 days.

The consequences of peeling

Typical reaction to peeling

After exposure to chemical components used for superficial, medium or deep peeling, the skin receives a chemical burn. As a result, the top layer of the epidermis dies and flakes off. What we see is the process of exfoliation of the old stratum corneum, lasting several days or even weeks.

In parallel, the skin begins to self-repair. The amount of collagen and elastin fibers increases, the produced “new” cells rise to the surface, replacing the old dead layer. At the same time, the skin of the face looks reddened, peeling appears on it, swelling and a feeling of severe burning / itching are possible. But all these phenomena after the procedure are considered absolutely normal.

Unfortunately, the consequences are not always limited to banal peeling. There are also more serious side effects. To atypical peeling reactions include the following symptoms:

  • Hyperemia. Erythema (redness) is a typical reaction to traumatic exposure to the skin. However, if the red spots have changed color, become more intense in color and do not disappear within the maximum allowable period after peeling, you should consult a doctor;
  • An exudative rash with transparent or turbid watery contents is a direct signal of a severe thermal / chemical burn due to a violation of the technology of the peeling procedure and an excess of peeling concentration. Scars and age spots on the face often become a deplorable consequence;
  • An allergic reaction in the form of a strong swelling of facial skin tissues, erythema and an increase in local temperature. Usually appears in the first days after the procedure;
  • Hyperpigmentation. Overtakes those who ignore the rules of skin care after cleansing and appear in the sun without first applying sunscreen cosmetics during the day;
  • Scarring – the formation of residual scars and scars on the skin, is the result of mechanical damage to drying crusts on the face.

Most often, atypical reactions to peeling occur for three reasons, including the wrong selection of an exfoliative preparation, silence or untimely identification of unaccounted for contraindications to the procedure and errors or ignoring the recommendations during the rehabilitation period during the first days after peeling.

Recommendations for skin care after peeling

Moisturizing the skin after peeling

The recovery period after the peeling procedure largely depends on how deep the skin has been cleaned. Naturally, the appearance of a rejuvenating effect will have to wait. In addition, you must come to terms with temporary defects in appearance, among which are:

  • Moderate or severe erythema (redness and swelling) in the treated areas of the epithelium;
  • Tightness and dryness of the skin;
  • Burning sensation and local temperature increase in the areas where the peeling was performed;
  • Intensive peeling, the consequences of which are visible to others;
  • General discomfort (physical and emotional).

In order to properly care for the skin that has undergone such a traumatic process as peeling, you need to follow a strict regimen, which is in many ways close to inpatient treatment.

Facial care after peeling should include the following measures:

  • Reducing physical activity, giving up strength training – with a strong load, sweat is inevitable, and this is undesirable for the skin after exfoliation. In addition, with intense sports …

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