Imagine this: you’ve finally purchased your first at-home peel product. It’s packed with a combination of acids that promise a smoother, softer and more even-toned complexion. Who doesn’t want that right? And perhaps you got a little over-zealous with it and used it too often or left it on for too long while spiralling into the social media abyss that is Instagram. Now, your skin feels dry and tight, almost everything you put on it—even your regular skincare—stings. It looks flushed and maybe even starts to peel a bit.
You, my friend, have over-exfoliated your skin. What do you do now? Before you panic and start piling on products to salvage the situation, we asked three skincare experts what you should do.