Going Back to Basics: Best Moisturizers After Chemical Peel


A few weeks ago I went in for my monthly facial, which I'm starting to do now because I still have the hormonal skin of a 13 year old girl, and my estetician (whom I adore and trust) decided to have her way with my face and applied a salicylic acid peel.  For the most part my face took it really well, but the skin around my chin reacted strangely to say the least.  It frosted within seconds, and I came out of the spa with dark splotches all over my chin and jawline, which were so bad that I had to take an uber home to avoid ogling subway riders.  These splotches were actually burns that turned into tight feeling scabs, and I knew that the only thing that would keep my skin from getting worse was lots of sunscreen and to moisturize around the clock. 
That's when I turned to my go-to moisturizers below:

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion
Most of us know about this staple moisturizer, but if you don't have this already, please get yourself a bottle to keep around the house for those just in case moments.  The CeraVe moisturizer is a light, water based solution, but it sinks into the skin quickly, and works well under makeup. It's also non-irritating, so it's great to use for eczema, or sunburns, and in my case as chemical peel aftercare. It's also non-comedogenic, which is always a good thing, so you can pile it on, and not worry about clogging pores.

Dr. Jart + Cermidin Cream
Oh baby baby baby.  That's how I feel about this cream- if that even says anything to you.  This  Korean moisturizer has been my favorite cream to use with my retinol treatment because it's so calming on my skin that it minimizes a lot of flaking, and dry patches that occur with this strong treatment.  My skin seems to love cermides, which is the main component of this cream, because it always looks and feels better when I'm apply this.

Skinceuticals B5 Gel
I got this at the recommendation of my esthetician, and at first I didn't really know what the big fuss was about, but once I started using a few drops of this before my regular moisturizer it really helped with alleviating the chemical burns I had (sounds so horrible, doesn't it?).  It's quite an expensive product, so I like to save it for extreme dryness- AKA winter time.

Hope this helps any of your dry skin problems!

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