You are about to receive a chemical peel! There are some important reminders you want to be aware of and communicate with your aesthetician. These guidelines will provide you with your optimal peel results.


  • We recommend discontinuing retinols, brightening scrubs and serums, 1-2 nights before your peel unless instructed otherwise by your aesthetician.


  • We recommend discontinuing topicals 2 weeks before your peel. Examples include Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Hydroquinone, Tretinoin.

  • Do not begin using any topicals after your peel for at least 2 weeks. Skin needs to be completely peel and healed. As your aesthetician for guidance.


  • If you recently received Botox, we recommend waiting 7 days after the injection before your peel.

  • If you are looking to receive Botox after your peel, we recommend waiting until you are totally peeled, healed. Your aesthetician should guide you in this.


  • If you recently received dermal fillers, wait at least 14 days after the injection before your peel.

  • If you are looking to receive dermal fillers after your peel and healed. Your aesthetician should guide you in this.

  • Use Arnica Therapy to help lessen potential bruising.


  • Make sure to discuss this if you are doing prior to a peel with your aesthetician.

  • If you currently have permanent cosmetics and you receive a peel, it could lighten the area. So, be sure to communicate with your aesthetician.

  • If you are wanting to receive this after the peel, you need to wait until you are completely peeled and healed. A good rule of thumb i sat least 2 weeks.


  • Notify your aesthetician if you have received facial waxing within the last 7 days as this may create lifting or scabbing of the skin.

  • Do NOT have a facial wax after peel for at least 2 weeks.


  • Give your skin an opportunity to breathe and heal for a couple days.

  • Make-up can be worn if it is pure, mineral-based and free form skin irritants.

  • RA IllumiColour was developed as a healthy, beautiful option for skin in more vulnerable place.


  • Postpone workouts that generate excessive heat and sweat until after you are totally peeled and healed. Excessive exercise may cause itching, redness, irritation or blisters.

  • Sweating and heat and cause PIH - Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation.


  • Notify your aesthetician if you are planning any outdoor activities or vacations that my require air travel. These may create risks for complications such as irritation, redness, dryness or post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.


  • Be careful of turtle necks, scarves and other items that could irritate skin.

  • Jewelry can irritate the skin as well - especially necklaces and earrings.

  • Be careful of glasses and sunglasses. Sometimes this can cause demarcation on the bridge of the nose especailly within the first 24-48 hours. Put a cotton pad or Kleenex under glasses to create a barrier.

  • Keep hair pulled back and away from the face.