FACIAL AFTERCARE ADVICE
- Do Not Touch the Treated Area: The skin is often sensitive after a facial. Avoid touching, scratching, or picking at your skin to prevent irritation or infection.
- Stay Hydrated: Drinking water can help flush out toxins and improve the complexion. Skincare
- Gentle Cleansing: Use a gentle, non-stripping cleanser for the first few days post-treatment. Avoid using skincare products with strong active ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid, or benzoyl peroxide unless advised by your skincare professional.
- Moisturise: Use a light, non-comedogenic moisturiser to hydrate your skin.
- Sun Protection: Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher when going outside, even on cloudy days.
- Avoid Exfoliation: Do not use any form of exfoliation for at least one week after your facial, unless otherwise advised by your skincare professional.
- Avoid Heat: Steer clear of saunas, hot showers, and steam rooms for at least 48 hours to prevent additional irritation or sensitivity.
- Limit Physical Exercise: Intense physical activity can cause sweating and may irritate the skin. It’s best to avoid this for at least 24-48 hours after your facial.
- Dietary Considerations: Consuming a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein can support skin health. Limit the intake of sugary foods and drinks, as they may contribute to breakouts.
- No Makeup: Avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after the facial to let your skin breathe and make the most of the treatment.
Potential Side Effects
- Redness and Sensitivity: Mild redness and sensitivity are common after a facial but should subside within 24-48 hours.
- Breakouts: Some people experience minor breakouts after a facial. This is usually temporary and should clear up on its own.
- Follow-up Appointments: Your skincare professional may recommend a follow-up appointment to assess your skin’s response to the treatment and decide on the next steps.
- Home Care Routine: A professional may also suggest a tailored home care routine to extend the benefits of the facial.