Peels and High Temperatures

Should you decide to have a peel when the outside temperatures are over 85 degrees, consider the following precautions:

1.  Severely restrict your exposure to outside temperatures; if you must run an errand, make it quick.

2.  Wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and wear a broad-brimmed hat if you will be outside even for a few moments.

3.  Keep ice packs handy, say in a car cooler, to keep your skin as cool as possible when outside.

You want to avoid overheating the top layers of skin following a peel.  Melanocyte stimulation through inflammation will cause more melanin production and the result: more brown spots.  Best bet:  avoid doing peels during heatwaves.

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