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National Peel Day – March 10, 2025

National Peel Day takes place on March 10 every year. It was established with the aim of educating people and creating awareness about chemical peels as an important part of skincare. The holiday was created in 2020 by PCA Skin, a company with a mission to demystify and debunk the misconceptions surrounding chemical peels. Since 1990, the company has established itself as an expert in manufacturing tested and trusted skincare products.

History of National Peel Day

National Peel Day was created by PCA Skin in 2020 during the company’s celebration of its 30th anniversary. Founded in 1990, PCA Skin has established itself as a leader in the skincare industry, and an expert on the subject of chemical peels.

PCA Skin created this holiday to shed more light on chemical peels and demystify the subject by providing people with more information about the process. The company says their mission is to ensure that chemical peels become a normal part of skincare regimens for people with all skin types. In a year, PCA Skin performs more than a million chemical peels.

During its first celebration of National Peel Day, PCA Skin launched a social media campaign tagged #FeelThePeel. In 2021, the theme was #PeelWithMe, which was geared towards encouraging people to share their chemical peel experiences on social media using the hashtag. The campaign contained a series of social media events, some of which allowed people to watch a live chemical peel session, as well as listen to the personal experiences of professional estheticians.

A chemical peel is a controlled technique that involves applying certain solutions to the skin to exfoliate it, revealing smoother and brighter skin. Chemical peels are not as modern as they seem. In fact, it is a process that can be traced to the Middle Ages, as women would soak cloth in sulfur, mustard and lime to apply to their skin. Gypsies even used a substance called “phenol” to perform deep chemical peels. In Babylonia and India, women were reported to have used pumice stones as an exfoliation mechanism.

National Peel Day timeline

Shang Dynasty Skincare

During the Shang Dynasty in China, people use skin lighteners to achieve a pale complexion.

Sunscreen is Invented

Sunscreen is invented by Franz Greiter.

PCA Skin

P.C.A Skin is founded.

National Peel Day

National Peel Day is established and celebrated for the first time.

National Peel Day FAQs

Should you wash your face after a chemical peel?

Experts say you are free to wash your face about six hours after a chemical peel.

Do chemical peels hurt?

Light to moderate peels shouldn’t cause any pain, though one may experience a tight and tingly feeling both during and after the process.

Do you have to stay indoors after a chemical peel?

It’s highly advisable to avoid the sun because your skin is most sensitive after a chemical peel.

National Peel Day Activities

  1. Get a chemical peel

    What better way to celebrate National Peel Day than to go for a chemical peel? Do some research about the process before approaching a licensed skincare professional. Then lay back and let the professional work their magic.

  2. Enlighten others

    Let people know that chemical peels aren’t as scary as they sound. Use the hashtag #NationalPeelDay on a post about the efficacy of chemical peels. Spread the word!

  3. Take good care of your skin

    Consistent skincare habits should be a part of your daily routine. Our skin is an important part of our bodies that must be taken care of because it’s the only one we’ve got! Take the necessary steps to improve and maintain your skin.


  1. Sleeping positions are important

    Sleeping on your side or your stomach might cause wrinkles on your face.

  2. Our skin sheds a lot

    Every minute, we shed about 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells!

  3. Eyelids are the thinnest layer

    Your eyelids have the thinnest layer of skin on your entire body.

  4. Prevent sun exposure

    Sun exposure accounts for almost 90% of premature aging.

  5. It’s your body’s largest organ

    Your skin is your body’s largest organ.

Why We Love National Peel Day

  1. It promotes good skincare

    The skin is the outermost part of the body that comes into daily contact with all kinds of external factors — both good and bad. But often, we neglect this very important part in favor of our internal organs. This holiday reminds us to take good care of our skin at all times.

  2. It debunks misconceptions

    Most people are usually finicky about their skin and are scared to try new things for fear of any adverse effects. This holiday aims to simplify the process of chemical peels and encourage us to take bold leaps for the better.

  3. It promotes healthy living

    Without a proper skincare routine, skin may be prone to all kinds of diseases. Taking good care of our skin is one step towards living healthy, happy lives.

National Peel Day dates

2025March 10Monday
2026March 10Tuesday
2027March 10Wednesday
2028March 10Friday
2029March 10Saturday

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