What to Do Before Your Peel
Once you've made your appointment, Nussbaum recommended laying off retinol, acne treatments, and prescription topicals for up to seven days before your peel. "Stay away from irritating products because you don't want to aggravate your skin further," she said.
Make sure your skin is clean and free of makeup before getting a peel. "We don't want sebum or oil to prevent the peel from penetrating the skin," Nussbaum said.