There's nothing quite like walking out of a spa or skincare clinic with fresh, glowing skin after a facial. But did you know how you care for your skin after your facial is just as important as the facial itself? Post-facial care is essential for maintaining your results and prolonging your glow.
In this blog, we'll explore the importance of post-facial care and learn some tricks to maximize your facial benefits.
Post Facial Skincare Routine
After a facial, your skin may become more sensitive than usual (especially if you already have sensitive skin). Therefore, it's important to avoid using harsh products or over-exfoliating.
Meanwhile, here are some tips on how to take care of your skin after a facial:
Keep your skin hydrated: Use a gentle, non-irritating moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and supple. Apply with gentle hands and don’t rub or massage on your skin.
Avoid the sun: UV rays are already damaging to the skin, but after a facial, as your skin is overly-sensitive, it can evidently damage your skin. Therefore, wearing a hat and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is suggested.
Stick to a consistent skincare routine: Although avoiding chemical products is recommended, you don’t need to dump your skincare routine altogether. You can use simple cleansers, serums, and moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated and, most importantly, clean before bedtime.
If you’ve any form of redness or inflammation after a facial, you can use products containing soothing ingredients such as niacinamide, sulfur, allantoin, caffeine, licorice root, chamomile, aloe, and cucumber can help reduce redness, as per Dr. David Bank, a board-certified dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York.
Avoid makeup for at least 24 hours after your facial to allow your skin to breathe and heal.
Avoid hot baths, saunas, or showers for at least 48 hours after your facial.
But why do you need to do it all?
What are the Benefits of Post-Facial Care?
Getting a facial can be a great way to refresh your skin and give it a healthy, radiant glow. However, taking proper care of your skin after the treatment is equally important. Here are some benefits of post-facial care:
Prolongs the Results: A facial can leave your skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and radiant. Post-facial care can help maintain those benefits for a more extended period of time. By following a consistent skincare routine and avoiding harsh products, you can help your skin retain the benefits of the facial for weeks or even months.
Reduces Redness and Inflammation: As multiple steps are involved in the treatment, sometimes it can leave your skin red and inflamed. So using products containing soothing ingredients can help reduce redness and inflammation and keep your skin looking calm and healthy.
Prevents Breakouts: Facials can help to unclog pores and prevent breakouts. Post-facial care can help remove any stored dirt in your open pores and prevent new breakouts.
Facial Treatments at Lashes by Katie & Skincare
1. Skin Rejuvenation
Our multi-step process nourishes and rejuvenates your skin by cleansing pores, exfoliating dead skin, and treating concerns with a mask.
2. Customized Facial
We also offer customized facials to accommodate every skin type and its unique requirements. Customized facials include everything in a basic facial, including cleansing pores, exfoliation, extractions, additional treatments, masks, peels, and massages. Popular examples of customized facials include anti-aging, acne, and brightening treatments.
3. Microdermabrasian Facial (Ageless Beneficiate)
With our ageless beneficiate facial, you get more nourishment than basic facials. Microdermabrasion involves using a minimally invasive device that gently exfoliates with diamonds - allowing treatments to penetrate the skin on a deeper level. Highly suggested for clients who got a facial a while ago or are looking for more drastic results.
Move closer to your ideal skin with Lashes by Katie & Skincare. Book your appointment for a facial today, starting from just $100!