Picture this-you just had the most amazing and relaxing facial. Your skin is feeling clean, plump, smooth and hydrated. But now what? Do you wash your face before bed? Do you use your normal skincare products? This post is going to give you the scoop about what to do and what not to do after your facial treatment!
Let's Start With What You Shouldn’t Do.
Don't Sleep On A Dirty Pillowcase or Reuse Your Dirty Face Masks
The worst thing you can do after your facial is not change your pillowcases and facemasks. They harbor dirt, sweat, oil and makeup build up. Laying your head on a dirty pillowcase or wearing a dirty face mask can cause breakouts. To avoid unnecessary breakouts, keep your pillow cases and face masks clean and wash them with a fragrance free detergent.
Don't Exfoliate Or Use Active Ingredients for 72 Hours
Throughout a facial treatment, a deep cleansing, exfoliation and active ingredients are used. Using actives and exfoliating after the treatment can dry your skin out, cause irritation or sensitivity. Keep your skincare minimal for the next few days.
Don't Pick Your Skin
After a facial treatment, skin purging may occur. For healthy cells to cycle to the surface, sometimes underlying breakouts rise to the surface first. Breakouts can happen due to the increased amount of cell turnover that happens from exfoliating and active ingredients.
Avoid Excess Sun Exposure
Protecting your skin from sun exposure is always important, but avoiding the sun after a facial is crucial. Your freshly exfoliated skin is more susceptible to UVB (burning) rays and can be easily irritated.