When you get a treatment from an experienced aesthetician, think of it as complexion maintenance. Just as you would take your car in for a tune-up or make sure you get your dental cleaning every six months, taking care of your face is a must. Regular treatments can help combat the toll that the environment, stress and some bad skin habits take on your skin.
Getting skin treatments such as a facial or chemical peel will help to:
- Rejuvenate your skin
- Give your skin a healthy glow
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Deeply cleanse your skin
- Free your skin of toxins
- Stimulate the exfoliation process
- Encourage the production of new and healthy skin cells
- Improve collagen production
- Open your pores
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Ensure your “skinvestment” pays off by taking the right steps after your aesthetician appointment. There are some things that can bring all of those benefits to a screeching halt and we want you to avoid them.
Your aesthetician will run through post-care tips with you once you have completed your appointment, but here are some tips to keep in mind.
Maintain beautiful, radiant skin long after your medical aesthetics appointment by avoiding these eight things.
After Your Aesthetician Treatment: How to Take Care of Your Skin
Your skin is especially sensitive after a facial. It may be tempting to pick, but if you want beautiful skin, keep your hands away from your face—especially right after a treatment. Picking can damage the new healthy skin cells and can cause irritation and potential scarring.
There’s a reason your aesthetician will advise you to drink lots of water when you leave. This is the same reason you want to avoid alcohol. Some treatments can be detoxing and drinking alcohol can dehydrate you and strain your kidneys. Drinking 8-12 glasses of water every day will promote proper cell function and growth.
Do Not Scrub or Wash Your Face
It’s important to let your skin absorb all of the beneficial products. Washing it will strip away all of those good qualities. Also avoid exfoliating your skin since it could damage your skin’s protective layer and lead to inflammation. One rule of thumb regarding an exfoliator or face scrub is to only use them once or twice a week–never more than three times.
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Stay Away From the Gym
Avoid any type of activity that could cause excessive sweating. Wait at least a day after seeing your aesthetician to workout since increased heat and sweating can be irritating to your freshly treated skin.
Sidestep the Sauna or Steam Room
This one goes along with the above tip to avoid excessive sweating. When you heat up your face, it will strip away your fresh glow and could lead to sensitivity and broken capillaries.
Resist Applying Heavy Makeup
It is always smart to give you skin a break from makeup and especially following a treatment. Your pores are more open than normal and can be more susceptible to bacteria. Putting anything on your skin will go down into the epidermis layer and get trapped there, which may cause future breakouts or other skin problems. It will also allow the creams, serums or peels used to be that much more effective.
It is always important to stay out of the sun or if you are going to be in it to protect your skin with SPF or a good hat. After a treatment like a facial, your skin will be more sensitive and vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays and can easily burn and damage.
Maintain the Results. Follow these post-aesthetician treatment no-nos to make sure you get—and keep—the skincare results you invested in. It is also important to maintain good, quality, medical grade skincare at home using quality products such as the ones LifeScape Premier supports in our shop.
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References: https://www.self.com/story/what-to-do-after-a-facial, https://www.wellandgood.com/good-looks/what-not-to-do-after-a-facial-treatment/, http://androsmedspa.com/2016/07/27/dos-donts-facial-make-glow-last/, https://www.newbeauty.com/blog/dailybeauty/9363-5-things-not-to-do-after-a-massage-or-facial/