Dealing with Maxi-peel side effects
If you feel like using Maxi-peel is a bit too strong for you (even if you’re using your ideal Maxi-peel strength) these simple tips will help ease the side effects:
1. Peeling – definitely expect some skin peeling, if not a lot. This is Maxi-peel’s main job and it is actually a good thing. Skin peeling gets rid of dull, damaged skin so the smooth, new skin underneath can be revealed.
Some people find the peeling a bit much, in this case, take a 1-2 day break from using Maxi-peel, even if you’re in the middle of using it. You will find that your skin will peel more after you’ve stopped. On these days, wash your face with only cool or lukewarm water (no soap or facial cleansers) twice a day and gently rub all surfaces and nooks and crannies of your face to remove the peeling skin. After doing this for 1-2 days, your skin will peel less.
2. Redness – many people complain about extreme redness with Maxi-peel. The thing to remember is Maxi-peel is a lot like a chemical peel and peeling and redness are very common to happen. If you feel that the redness is a bit too much, stop applying Maxi-peel for 1-2 days. You should also ALWAYS apply plenty of sunscreen to prevent skin burning from the hot sun.
3. Skin stinging while applying Maxi-peel – after I’ve used Maxi-peel for a few days, I find that applying it right after I’ve washed my face tends to sting A LOT. I recently discovered a technique to decrease the stinging and that is to space the washing and the application at least 4 hours apart. I wash my face right away after going home from work around mid afternoon and then I apply Maxi-peel before going to bed at night. This gap between washing and application will give your skin time to resupply some of the oils lost from washing and so the oils help in reducing the stinging by reducing your skin’s dryness when applying Maxi-peel. Main point – your skin stings from applying Maxi-peel because it gets too dry! Allow your skin to produce oils long enough to soothe your skin when Maxi-peel is applied.
4. Break outs – Maxi-peel will cause some acne to come out during the first few weeks. This is because it is going deep inside the pores to take underlying impurities out. Once the acne surfaces, Maxi-peel will dry them up pretty quickly. My tip is to keep using Maxi-peel on your pimples. DO NOT STOP. If you stop when pimples surface you will find that they will stay visible on your skin longer than if you continue to use Maxi-peel. If you have problems of redness and peeling at the same time as breakouts and want to take a 1-2 day break, using a cotton tip applicator, apply Maxi-peel only to the acne areas. This method will dry up the pimples and allow the unaffected areas to resupply oils lost from dryness.
If you have a side effect that is not listed here, please feel free to leave a comment. I have only written about the predominant side effects that happen to me so I might have overlooked other side effects as well.