Apply plain Vaseline to treated areas 3-4 times a day or more if needed to maintain a continuous layer on your skin for the first 3-4 days. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands prior to touching your face.
Do not put ANY other creams, ointments or products of any kind on your face until you are told it is ok to do so.
Do not pick, rub, scrub or irritate your skin in any way while healing.
You can leave the Vaseline ointment on and soak the treated area with a clean soft cloth and the following solution: 1 teaspoon of plain white vinegar to 2 cups of water. This solution may be mixed up ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.
Washing at least twice daily with a mild non-soap cleanser such as Cetaphil can be done in place of soaks.
Apply a layer of Vaseline ointment to the treated area immediately after soaking. If the skin gets dry or scabbed you need to soak more often.
Skin may be red for the first 3-7 days or longer and then turn darker as the skin begins to slough (peel).
Edema. (swelling) may also occur. Sleeping on 2 pillows with your head elevated is helpful.
The skin will usually start sloughing on day 3 or 4. Do not pick at it but allow .skin to slough off on its’ own.
It is OK to shower but do not let the shampoo or hair products get on the face. Do a soak after the shower followed by Vaseline.
It is normal for skin to feel “sunburned” and/or tight.