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Sun Exposure after Chemical Peel
unodeuxthree posted:
A day after my chemical peel, I had a few seconds, around 10-15, I think, of sun exposure at about 1:00 in the afternoon. I also had to walk outside for about 2 minutes to get to my car without sun protection. In the second situation, the sun was less intense, as it was a cloudy day. Will this have negative effects on my skin?
atti_editor responded:
Hi unodeuxthree,

This article on chemical peels says that limiting your time in the sun (especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) for several months is important, but your short exposure likely will have no ill effects on your skin. In the future if you need to be out in the sun, wearing a wide brimmed hat can help limit your exposure.

Best wishes,
stellagonzalez responded:
Please avoid direct sun contact and if needed wear sun coat and apply sunscreen lotion.

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