Facial Skin Does Not Turn Red After Facial Peeling?

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Hello, I am anisa r nI want to ask? R nIf I finish peeling the skin it turns out NOT red, can you say the peeling failed or not? R nI peeled Friday night and even Saturday night my skin did not turn red. r nI am afraid that my peeling failed. r nPlease explain it r nThank you very much

1 Answer:

Hello Anisa,


The action of chemical peels aims to help exfoliate dead skin cells so that the skin can be smoother, brighter, reduce wrinkles, even out the skin texture, and some peels can help reduce acne.


Chemical peels can use several types of acids, such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid, TCA, and phenol (less often used). In general, chemical peels are divided into 3 levels, namely:

Superficial peels: the lightest, only to the epidermis
Peeling medium: epidermis and dermis, performed by a trained doctor
Peeling deep: deepest, from the epidermis to the lower layer of the dermis, rarely done because of the side effects and the pain is quite severe

What peeling fluid to use and what percentage of the dose? Is it done by a doctor or do you do it yourself at home? Please note that chemical peels that can be done at home are using home peels with low doses, usually less than 10% glycolic acid or lactic acid or less than 2% salicylic acid. Chemical peels with higher doses require medical supervision.


Depending on the patient's skin condition, the peels that are done by the doctor can include no frosting (no change in skin color), from pink frost to white frost. Indeed, peeling action often causes skin to be red, dry, and later peels off to reveal "new" skin. However, peeling that doesn't cause redness doesn't mean it will fail. It could be that the peeling is a superficial peeling so that it does not need to be red and the peeling is just smooth.


For now you can do the following tips:

Use a moisturizer or anti-irritation cream prescribed by a doctor, if you use home peels, you can use a moisturizer
Use sunscreen in the early evening
Use a milder face wash
Don't rub the skin
If it starts to peel, let the skin peel off on its own, don't pull on the peeling skin
Avoid using facial makeup until the exfoliation process is complete
Avoid sun exposure
Control to the treating doctor 1-2 weeks after peeling or as recommended by the treating doctor

Hope it can help you,


Thank you

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