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Skin Care Tips For Chemical Peels & More

Skin Preparation for Chemical Peels


Also known as chemical resurfacing, chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that produce an improved appearance of the face. Chemical peels are used for the treatment of photoaging (from sun damage), wrinkles, scarring, acne, precancerous lesions, and discoloration (or dyschromia). Chemical peels increase the growth and development of your skin, removing the dead skin cells from the surface to reveal fresh new skin.

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Hazelday Spa provides effective results for chemical peels and other facial treatments in the Salt Lake City area.

Pre-Treatment Prep


  • Contact lenses and glasses cannot be worn during the treatment, so you will be asked to remove them prior to your appointment.
  • Chemical peels may cause a flare up of the HSV1 virus, so if you are prone to cold sores it is recommended that you start an antiviral treatment at least two days before your appointment.
  • Please discontinue use of all Retinoid products at least 30 days prior to your appointment.
  • Avoid any intensive facial treatments at least seven days prior to your appointment (including, but not limited to, botox, dermal filler injections, collagen, waxing or electrolysis).
  • For men, please do not shave right before your appointment.
  • Follow the skin care regime with GlyMed products and other important instructions that are recommended by us prior to your appointment.

Post-Treatment Tips


  • Your esthetician will give you a full glass of water to drink following the treatment. We ask that you continue to drink a total of eight full glasses in the following eight hours after your treatment.
  • Do NOT peel off your skin; resist pulling off layers that begin to peel. The entire process can take seven to ten days. Pulling off the skin before it is ready could lead to permanent damage and scarring.


  • Follow all aftercare instructions given by your esthetician, using only the recommended products. Avoid harsh solutions, like scrubs or astringents until the skin is healed.
  • Avoid sun exposure as much as possible in the weeks following your treatment. It is always recommended that you protect your skin from the sun, even more so after chemical peel treatments. We recommended a full spectrum sunscreen with at least 30 SPF.
  • Notify us of any concerns or increased discomfort after your treatment.

Chemical Peels - What to Expect

During your skin consultation, we will thoroughly discuss the procedure and products with you so you are well prepared. We promise a relaxing, rejuvenating treatment and dramatically improved skin afterwards!

  • It's totally normal
    Optimal results for a chemical peel take a few days to present themselves. At first, your skin will look and feel tight and you may experience minimal discomfort along with areas of swelling. Areas of hyper-pigmentation may appear darker as well. This is normal, so don't fret! These side effects are a result of the chemical solution sloughing off the superficial layer of dead skin. Once the layer completely peels, the bright, fresh and young skin beneath will be revealed.

  • Check with your doctor
    Please note that chemical peels may not be suitable for everyone. Certain medications, like Accutane, cannot be taken if receiving a chemical peel.

  • LeXee Garner - Master Esthetician


    LeXee is a Master Esthetician who graduated from Skin Science with honors. Her passion for natural beauty fueled her desire to help others feel comfortable in their own skin and improve their self-confidence. She loves to perform chemical peels and sugaring as they offer same-day results, giving clients a quick beauty-boost when they most need it. LeXee is also a certified microblading artist and brings plenty of talent to the Hazelday Spa team.

    LeXee works hard to make her clients feel comfortable, establishes easy-going relationships and encourages a positive environment. She looks forward to serving you at your next facial, sugaring or microblading appointment!

    Lexee is our newest esthetician and is certified in microblading and loves to perform chemical peels.
    Hazel is a master esthetician and will provide a free consultation to make sure you receive the best results for your skin.

    Hazel Christiansen - Master Esthetician & Certified Alexandria Professional


    Hazel is a Master Esthetician and a certified Alexandria Professional (Sugaring Hair Removal). Prior to becoming a Master Esthetician, Hazel knew she wanted to become a skin care professional, but it wasn't until her formal training began that she truly fell in love with the science of improving one's skin. Hazel completed her education in 2017, graduating from Skin Science Institute at the top of her class. Her dedication and passion for the profession earned her a spot at the Selarom Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa (an 8 week internship), where she furthered her skin care training under the guidance of industry experts. Schedule a Free Skin Consultation with Hazel Today!