Post-Facial Care To Get the Most Out Of Your Facial Treatment
Work hard, play hard. Such an inspiring mantra. But the way you invest too much effort into your career and social life leaves little or no time to take care of your skin. The result? Clogged pores, dry skin, excessive wrinkles, acne, and the effects of sun damage start to surface.
And what should be the next step for a super busy person like you?
It’s time for a facial. Admit it, you can use a pampering facial treatment to restore your skin’s health and appearance. Good thing, we have a wide range of facials at our skin clinic to cover many of your concerns.
However, while a facial is an amazing way to give your skin a refreshed and rejuvenated look, its effect won’t last if you will not give your skin the post-facial care it needs to maximize the benefits of the treatment.
Need expert help? This article will guide you through a post-facial care that should help you make the most out of your facial. But first, we’ll help you identify what’s to be expected after a treatment.
What to Expect?
It’s normal for an area of the skin to experience redness after a facial treatment. It is more common in manual extractions that require force, like squeezing, to manage clogged pores and remove blackheads.
It’s also normal to have a breakout in the form of pimples or rashes after a facial treatment. It’s the skin’s external way to detoxify, ridding itself of toxins and impurities to reveal a more luminous skin.
A light peel can cause some redness immediately after a facial. This is often an indication that your skin will flake a few days after your treatment. It’s also normal for the skin to feel tight and shiny after exfoliating.
What to Avoid After a Facial Treatment
Applying Heavy Make-Up
Refrain from applying makeup at least a day after your facial when your pores are still open. Applying makeup can clog pores which might lead to further breakouts.
Exposing your newly-treated skin to excessive heat in a shower or sauna can cause irritation, redness and breakouts. The same goes for over-sweating therefore, avoid any activity that could cause excessive sweating which could clog your pores at least a day post treatment.
Note: Likewise, don’t use a workout towel on your face. These towels are often washed with harsh chemicals that can irritate your pores even when your face is not newly treated.
Picking is never good, no matter how tempting, particularly right after a treatment. This can only cause more breakouts and damage to the skin that can possibly cause scarring.
Washing Your Face
Washing your face immediately after a facial will strip away its benefits. Do not wash your face at least for a day particularly with harsh cleansers because they contain chemicals that may only cause irritation and redness.
Note: After the no-wash period, you may now wash your face. But, you will have to remember that gentleness is still a must. Use only a mild facial wash and lukewarm water when rinsing your face to prevent irritating the still sensitive skin.
Exposing yourself to the sun right after a facial treatment will only amplify its damaging effects to your skin. Protect your face by avoiding sun exposure and selecting the right sunscreen for your skin type.
Post-Facial Care Treatment
Hydrating yourself makes your glowing skin last longer after undergoing facial treatment. However, newly treated or not, you need to replenish yourself with fluids as it is proven to offer various benefits for overall health. Not only it results in a clearer and brighter complexion, but also prevents dehydration and flushes out toxins among any others.
Even if you tend to have oily skin, it’s still important to moisturize to maintain the effects of a facial treatment. Applying moisturizer creates a protective layer of moisture that boosts skin hydration, preventing flaking and dullness. It can also help anti-aging ingredients work better when applied properly.
TIP: Using a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer can help prevent irritation and keep your skin glowing.
#3. Clean Facial Items
Just as you are keen on getting a facial treatment, everything that comes in contact with your face should receive the same attention – makeup brushes and pillow cases included. After a facial treatment, it will do you good if you will change or wash pillowcases. This will keep bacteria from being pressed into your skin. Likewise, it is important to clean your makeup brushes and blenders at least every two weeks to prevent bacteria that has built up in its bristles from spreading on your face.
#4. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
This is probably one of the best advices anyone could get to achieve beautiful skin. With all the benefits you get from skin care treatments, maintaining a glowing skin also requires treatment from the inside. Eat a balanced diet and exercise often. Avoid bad habits that can affect your skin in a negative way in the long run.
#5. Consult a Skin Expert
When it comes to what’s best for your skin, there’s no better way than consulting skin experts. Not only they will provide you with various treatment options for you, but will also deliver a professional skin care that is proven safe and effective.
Talk to one of our skincare experts to know your best bets in post-facial care treatment.
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