I have a big event coming up, and I want smooth, flawless skin. How long beforehand should I get a peel?
In general, I recommend giving it a week between a vigorous facial with extractions and a big event such as a wedding. Peels come in many different strengths. For a superficial peel (such as low-percentage glycolic), sometimes one to three days recovery is enough. But for a stronger peel like TCA, you should give your face at least three to four weeks to recover.