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can i wash with tap water after chemical peeling?

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Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: If you have had a chemical peel by a dermatologist or esthetician, follow their directions, but there is generally no need to use sterile/distilled water after a peel.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can i wash with tap water, 30 minutes after chemical peeling?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Depends...: ...On the type of peel. If it was a superficial (lactic or acetic or salicylic acid) peel, such as those you do yourself, yes - absolutely. Wash gently, don't use a harsh soap, and don't rub vigorously. For deeper peels, such as those done by doctors, follow the directions your doctor gave you.

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