That care and feeling you get after a facial is simply dreamy! You know what we are talking about! But did you know that the care after your appointment is just as important as the process? After indulging in a facial treatment, it's important to know how to properly care for your skin to maintain that post-facial glow.
In this blog, we'll explore five key tips to keep in mind, after your facial. These tips will help you maximize the benefits after your facial, get prolonged results, and keep your skin looking radiant and healthy.
Hydrate! It's the first rule to follow after a facial treatment. A facial will deeply cleanse and exfoliate the skin, leaving you with a fresh start. Drinking more water than the usual amount of consumption, is essential to keep your body hydrated from within, which reflects positively on your skin's appearance. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water throughout the day to support your skin's natural healing process!
Additionally, focusing on hydration for the first 3-4 days after your facial helps calm and restore the skin's natural balance. Hydration is so important to maintain a healthy and glowy complexion, as it helps to plump up the skin and diminish fine lines.
Prioritizing hydration as the first rule post-facial, ensures that your skin stays nourished, revitalized, and supple.
Skip the Makeup (If Possible)
Following a facial treatment, it is recommended to skip the use of makeup. Applying makeup immediately can clog pores, especially if using makeup that contains pore clogging ingredients or using dirty brushes. Allowing your skin to breathe and recover without the added layer of makeup will prevent further irritation or breakouts.
Allow your skin to breathe and fully absorb the benefits of your facial by going makeup-free for the rest of the day. If you must wear makeup, opt for lightweight, non-comedogenic products that won't clog your pores and make sure your tools are clean!
After receiving a facial treatment, your skin feel sensitive due to deep cleansing and professional exfoliation. In most cases, actives, such as retinoids or exfoliating acids, can be too harsh for the skin at this time and may cause redness and irritation. Sometimes, this may result to breakouts too. Exfoliation, whether physical or chemical, can disrupt the skin's healing process and compromise the moisture barrier. Therefore, it’s best to avoid using actives products or exfoliating treatments for at least 3 to 4 days.
Instead, using gentle and soothing skincare products that provide hydration and nourishment, is a great way to let your skin recover and maintain its barrier in a good shape. Remember, patience and gentle care are key to maximizing the benefits of your facial treatment.
Protect your Skin from the Sun
Sun protection is always essential, but it becomes even more important after a facial! Your skin may be more susceptible to sun damage due to the exfoliation and potential sensitivity.
Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every two hours is crucial! Also a wide-brimmed hat or seeking shade when spending time outdoors, would be great the first few days after a facial as an extra-care tip.
Maintain a Consistent Skincare Routine
To extend the benefits of your facial, maintain a consistent skincare routine at home. Use gentle cleansers, nourishing moisturizers, and targeted treatments recommended by your esthetician. Regularly cleansing, moisturizing, and sun protection will prolong the post facial glow.
Following these five essential guidelines after your facial, can prolong the effects and keep your skin looking its best. Remember to hydrate, let your skin breathe, protect against the sun, and maintain a consistent skincare routine. By taking care of your skin post-facial, you'll continue to enjoy a radiant and glowing complexion.
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