Originally Posted by John K
Iíve also heard that using glycolic acid before a peel is beneficial but apparently after a peel your skin is very sensitive and nothing harsh should be used, only stuff like petroleum jelly etc. I checked out the website of the medical company who make the peel and they state that exfoliants should never be used after a peel and its them who actually provide the cream! Very bizarre? My derm wants me to keep using the cream but Iíd be insane to do so, I just hope the damage isnít permanent.
I also burned the skin under my eyes with a glycolic acid cream. Glycolic acid is nasty stuff, in my opinion. Thankfully, for me, there was no permanent damage. But I've switched to lactic acid peels 'cause they are milder and just as effective.