Save face -- literally -- and don't try your own chemical peel at home. At-home treatments may leave your flesh red and irritated, so leave chemical peels to be administered by a spa professional or doctor. A licensed professional will know which strength to use and exactly how long to leave the chemicals on your face, and the risk for scarring, infection and pigmentation changes will be much lower than if you try the process yourself. While chemical peels are meant to make skin look bright and fresh, they aren't a good fit for everyone. When you want to improve the tone or texture of your skin, consider consulting a dermatologist or makeup professional for a less abrasive course of action. Finally, remember that the deeper the peel, the longer it takes your body to recover, so don't get one right before your big day.