Facials, when applied regularly, can really help combat the toll of the environment, guilty habits and stress. For the first-day post facial, you’ll want to avoid the following:
- Picking at your skin
You really should avoid picking at your skin all the time, but your skin is especially sensitive after you’ve had a facial. Keep your hands off your beautiful skin and avoid popping those white/blackheads.
- Using heavy makeup
A facial will provide a deep cleanse, so you need to give your skin a bit of a break from heavy products and makeup for at least a couple of days post facial. Your pores will be open more than usual and, thus, exposed to more bacteria. Don’t worry; you’ll be able to get back to your daily makeup routine in no time!
- Relaxing in a sauna
It’s very tempting to pop into a sauna especially because most spas offer a sauna or steam room for their customers to use, but it’s in your skin’s best interest to enjoy this perk before your facial not after.
- Applying exfoliators after your facial
Over-exfoliating after a facial can lead to inflammation, damage your skin’s protective layer and potentially create irreversible damage. One of the best facials available on the market now is the HydraFacial; ideal for individuals wanting to brighten skin tone, unclog pores, rejuvenate the skin and smooth skin texture. HydraFacial Subiaco delivers fast hydration and nourishment in just 30 minutes. So, ask your skin specialist about a HydraFacial, you won’t be disappointed!
And you’ll want to wait a few days before trying any of these:
- Applying at-home treatments or acne products
Try not to overdo using products after a facial; it will only irritate your skin. This includes face masks, retinols, cleansers and at-home peels.
Because your skin was intensely exfoliated, it will be way more vulnerable and sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays than it usually is; so take that into consideration after your facial and limit your exposure to the sun for the first few days.
Wait a full week before doing this:
- Having removal procedures
When your skin specialist tells you it’s okay to use hair removal procedures after a facial it generally depends on how extreme your skin was exfoliated; most will recommend waiting for at least one week. Waxing also exfoliates the skin, so if you over-exfoliate the wax will more than likely lift the skin and leave you with unpleasant scabs.