QUESTION: What are the risks of chemical peels and how long after a chemical peel before I can return to normal activities?

Tara Daniele
Superficial peels are quite safe although rarely minor irritation of the skin can occur.  Minimal redness and sometime brownish patches can occur as well as tightening of the skin and slight peeling. Superficial peels require no recovery time. Redness may last up to three days and can be diminished by using a mineral based makeup. Skin Rx Clinic offers a "Mica Free" Ultra Sensitive Loose Mineral Base that will assist in the healing process as well as mask any redness or discolorations.