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Chemical Peels DOs & DON'Ts

Exfoliating your skin with at-home scrubs can be great for maintenance between facial visits. But, if you want to see WOW results, right here, right now – what you need is a chemical peel

A chemical peel is a solution that causes dead skin layers to slough and eventually peel away. This restores the skin’s surface, making it smoother, more radiant and significantly improves tone and texture.

At Boss Gal Beauty Bar, we use only medical-grade chemical peels. These are different from other peels as they have a higher concentration of active acids that are not available to non-medical facilities. 

We know, the word “chemical” can be scary (and we all saw what happened to poor Samantha on Sex and the City) but, when performed by a qualified skin care professional with gentle yet effective formulations, chemical peels can be your answer to a glowing complexion.

To ensure you have your best chemical peel experience possible, we have put together a list of DOs and DON’Ts just for you:


  • Follow the advice of your Boss Gal service provider to find a gentle and effective chemical peel that is right for your skin.
  • Inform our staff of all medications you are currently taking or have taken within the last six months.
  • Let us know of any allergies you have, or if you have a history of skin care conditions, such as cold sores.
  • Depending on the level of peel, prepare your skin with advised skincare for 2-4 weeks.
  • Discontinue retinol three days before and don’t resume until done peeling.
  • Follow a specific day and night regimen recommended by your skin care professional.
  • For best results, book a series of treatments with Boss Gal Beauty Bar.
  • Discontinue the use of any products containing retinol or glycolic acid.
  • Always, always, always wear SPF.


  • Don’t try to do a chemical peel treatment yourself – give us a call so we can set you up with one of our professionals. 
  • Don’t overexpose yourself to the sun, harsh environments, or pollutants.
  • Don’t wax or use any form of hair removal one week before and up to one week after treatments.
  • Don’t pick at any of your skin that may be peeling.
  • Don’t use a chemical peel if your skin has been sunburned or you have any open wounds.