While chemical peels are great for revealing a smoother, brighter complexion, evening out your skin tone, and even keeping breakouts away, you may want to avoid getting them in the Summer. "When you have a chemical peel, the acid used removes the topmost layer of skin off, rendering you more susceptible to sun damage," Robyn Gmyrek, MD, board-certified dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology, told POPSUGAR. "Both sunlight and heat can cause more extensive damage and hyperpigmentation to this now-delicate skin while healing."
Not to mention, if you have any sort of tan on your face, a chemical peel will remove it and leave you with a lighter skin tone on your face than your body.
There are at-home alternatives to getting a professional chemical peel that can leave your skin glowing this summer. "I always recommend my clients use Shani Darden Skin Care Retinol Reform in between treatments to keep their skin glowing," celebrity aesthetician Shani Darden said. "I also love the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads, but since these are active, you definitely have to wear sunscreen during the day."