If you just had a professional facial, congratulations! That’s the first step towards getting that glowing, younger-looking skin we all want. But before you start thinking up your next appointment, there are three things you need to avoid in order to make sure your skin gets the best out of your treatment:
1) Don’t pick or scratch at your skin –
No matter how tempting it may be. We know those pesky blemishes can be hard not to take care of right away, but after a facial our pores are more open and exposed which means picking will only do more damage than good. So keep your hands off!
2) Avoid products with actives for at least 72 hours.
Actives, like retinol and glycolic acid, are great for your skin but can cause irritation if used right after a treatment. Give your skin time to rest, allowing it to reap the full benefits of your facial.
3) Stay away from direct heat for 24 hours.
This includes all forms: hot showers, saunas, steam rooms – you name it! All that extra heat will only increase inflammation and redness on your freshly treated face, so take it easy and go for lukewarm water instead.
There you have it! Follow these simple steps and you’ll be sure to get the most out of your professional facial experience in no time. Now off you go and give yourself a pat on the back for taking such great care of your skin! 🤩