Generally, it can take up to two weeks for your skin to completely heal. Within the first day, you can expect some redness, which you can soothe with an approved moisturizer or ointment.
You’ll notice flakiness, dryness, and peeling in the following days — this is a natural process. Try to refrain from scrubbing or picking, as peeling the skin before it’s ready to shed can slow down healing and potentially cause damage.
During the first week, it’s a good idea to stay indoors, avoid makeup, gently rinse with cold water, and continue applying your ointment for the best results. Most peeling should cease within seven days.
After one to two weeks, your skin will be completely healed, and you can resume your normal skincare routine and begin to wear makeup again. Keep in mind that for long-lasting results and to support the general health of your skin, continue limiting direct sun exposure and apply SPF.