Although your skin may feel very smooth, soft, and clear after a facial, it’s also hyper-sensitive and needs to be protected. Facials are a great way to maintain your skin’s health and natural glow, and can fight the daily impact that stress, the environment, and poor habits have on our complexion.
If you’re going to treat yourself to a facial, or if facials are already a regular part of your skin care regimen, you need to know the best steps to take and the best products to use to ensure that the benefits of your facial stick around.
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Keep Your Pores Open
When your aesthetician completes your facial, your skin has been deeply cleansed and your pores are open. Because your pores are open, you want to avoid using any products that might clog them. Avoid heavy makeup and skin care products, and instead opt for light moisturizers for the first few days after your facial.
During this time your face is going to be more susceptible to bacteria, so it’s a good idea to clean your makeup brushes and application tools to avoid any chance of bacterial transfer.
Be Gentle When Washing Your Face
Your skin is going to be ultra-sensitive to the touch right after your facial, so stick to gentle, hydrating cleansers that can clean your face in a non-abrasive way. Find something that can hydrate and remove surface dirt and germs without interfering with your skin’s fresh new barrier.
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Avoid Harsh Toners
Skip harsh toners that have alcohol or exfoliants in them since they can be too harsh on your skin post-facial. These types of toners can cause irritation, redness, and dryness of the skin. Since your aesthetician already did a deep clean, there’s no need to overdo it!
Over-exfoliating skin right after a facial appointment can do damage to the skin’s protective layer and lead to facial inflammation. Since most facial treatments already incorporate an exfoliating aspect, you can rest assured your skin doesn’t need any more. Stick with a gentle, pH-balancing facial cleanser that doesn’t cause your skin to lose its moisture and natural oils.
Stay Out of the Sun
Just like the aftercare associated with any type of med spa treatments, you’re going to want to avoid direct sunlight exposure for a few days after your facial. Your skin is more sensitive and vulnerable to the sun’s rays right after a deep cleansing treatment like a facial. After a few days of avoiding the sun, make sure you continue to wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher for optimum protection.
Contact Athré Med Spa!
Are you interested in some of our aftercare products, or wondering which ones would be best to use after your med spa treatment? Contact us today to set up a consultation. Athré Med Spa is a leader in rejuvenating practices and products, and we’d love to see you!
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