Chemical peels, regardless of the maker or brand, can usually be divided into light, medium, or deep peels. Unsurprisingly, a light peel requires much less downtime than a deep peel. Light peels might require no downtime at all. For example, the Illuminize peel by SkinMedica is many times referred to as the “Red Carpet Peel” as it delivers healthy glow without any peeling. And therefore, is very popular choice before any events or photoshoots where beautiful glowing skin is desired. With medium peels the average recovery period ranges between 5-7 days.