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Stop Your Skin Care Routine Immediately if Your Skin Reacts Like This

Everyone has their own skin care routine, even if it means being completely hands-off and only cleaning the skin when taking a bath or shower. There are plenty of skin care products on the market, and all of them claim to be the best in one way or another. Most products are completely harmless, but you never know how you will react to one until you try it in most cases. This is one of the reasons why people opt for a professional chemical peel rather than an over-the-counter chemical peel. If you have the following adverse reactions on your skin, it’s time to halt your routine and determine what may be causing the skin issues.

Severe Skin Dryness or Peeling

A chemical peel is designed to peel off old and damaged layers of the skin. However, if you didn’t recently get a chemical peel, but your skin is still peeling, it’s a sign your body is reacting negatively to a particular product. Dry skin is a sign of dehydrated skin, so pay attention to every product you use and see how the skin reacts to it. If you experience any severe dryness or peeling, stop using the product immediately and consider talking with your medical professional.

Swelling, Excessive Itchiness or Redness

Minor swelling, redness or itchiness can be expected after getting a fractional CO2 laser treatment, but it will subside quickly thereafter. However, this isn’t normal for daily skin care habits. There could be a chemical present in the product you’re using causing an allergic reaction. If the swelling or redness doesn’t subside after several minutes and continues to get worse, you may need to contact your medical professional to see what you can do to alleviate the discomfort. And of course, identify the product you used and refrain from using it again.

Overly-Sensitive Skin

Some skin care products may be effective at doing things like reducing the appearance of acne blemishes or fine lines. One of the side effects could also be sensitive skin. If you try certain products and discover your skin is much more sensitive than normal, stop using it right away since continued use could make it worse. A laser skin resurfacing treatment can create slight skin sensitivity, but it will subside usually within 24 hours of the treatment.

Skin Deep Laser Services always tells clients in Washington DC, Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax, VA to take notice of anything abnormal about their skin. Professional treatments like a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing may create very minimal side effects, and will usually go away on their own within a day or so. But if you experience serious skin issues without getting any of these treatments, consult with a medical professional immediately to prevent more serious problems. And never hesitate to contact us at any time for answers to any questions or concerns you may have about your skin.
 

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