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Facial Peels: Advice From the Experts (2023)

Peels are the next step in corrective skin care. At Peel Simply Skin, we offer a variety of light, medium, and deep peels for all skin types.

Facial peels have the power to enhance and smooth the skin’s texture. Peels are also an effective treatment for blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation.

Let’s look at the different types of peels, so you know exactly the type of treatment to book with your favorite esthetician.

Peels: What to Expect

Enzyme Peel

  • Slight rosiness right after

  • A little tight day after

  • No visible peeling

  • Smoother, more radiant skin

Light Peel

  • Rosy, taut skin

  • Dryness with very light flaking

  • Downtime is minimal (0-3 days)

  • Great for people who are always on the go!

Medium Peel

  • Rosy, warm, tight skin

  • Sunburn-like feeling

  • Moderate flaking with a bit more irritation than a light peel

  • Downtime is 3-6 days on average

Advanced Peel

  • Significantly more redness and sensitivity than other peels

  • Very tight, rough skin texture

  • Aggressive peeling

  • Downtime averages at 6-9 days

Peels: Q&A

I have multiple things I want to correct. Which peel should I choose?

After we meet, we will select the peel that best suits your needs. Many of our peels help with more than one concern.

Will a deep peel remove my scarring or hyperpigmentation?

No, not right away. Peeling is a process that takes time, commitment, and consistency to reduce discoloration and improve texture.

Every client is different, so we are unable to give an exact number of peels that you will need to see the results you desire. Just know that with each visit you will see improvement.

Will I start peeling right away?

No, the skin will be tight for 2-3 days after application. Usually, on the third day you will begin to peel.

How often should I get a peel?

Everyone is different, so we encourage you to ask your esthetician. She will help you to determine the best peel schedule for your skin.

I have darker skin. Are peels safe for me?

Yes, absolutely! We have peels that are formulated for all skin types, including dark skin tones.

I am pregnant/nursing. Can I get a peel?

Unfortunately, face peels are unsafe for women who are pregnant or nursing. However, you can safely get several of our enzyme peels.

I am using prescription acne medication/creams. Can I get a peel?

You can, but you must stop using the acne medication/creams 7-10 days prior to your peel.

What will I look like during the peeling process? Can I wear makeup to cover the peeling?

The peeling process doesn’t look as obvious as you might think. You can expect some irritation with flaky skin shedding.

As long as you are using your post-peel kit you can hide the process well. Remember, you should always talk to your esthetician to learn the proper application of your post-peel kit.

Have more questions about getting a facial peel? Peel Simply Skin has your back! Email us at, and we’ll answer your questions as best we can.

If you’re ready to go, start booking your next peel.

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