Hey, pretty ladies! Clear skin has always been the goal. Facial, peel off masks, charcoal make, etc; can alone not give you the skin you desire. There’s a lot more that needs to go in. Some practices after a facial treatment can not only defeat the purpose but also harm your skin to make it worse. Read on to know what you must Or must not do after a facial.
Avoid Picking At Your Skin
Though it might be very tempting to pop every tiny blackhead or whitehead that you see, keep your hands off if you want clear and smooth skin. Because, after a facial, your skin is really sensitive. There’s a reason why your facialist didn’t pop them herself as it can cause irritation and potential scarring.
Wash It Easy
Keeping in mind that your skin is ultrasensitive after a facial, so you have to go easy on it. Many-a-times, the serums and physical manipulation of the skin during the facial can play with the skin barrier so it’s advisable to stick to gentle, hydrating cleansers.
Say No To Makeup
If your face is all red after the exfoliation, you might want to wear your heaviest full-coverage concealer. However, since your facial provides such a deep cleanse, it’s better to give your skin a break from skin care products and heavy makeup for a day or so, since your pores are more open and susceptible to more bacteria. Taking a break will let the serums and creams work better.
Avoid Inmmediate Workout
If you couldn’t work out before your facial, you might be tempted to go for it right after, but you should avoid it for at least a day. The increase of heat in the skin and sweat can be irritating for your freshly exfoliated skin. So if you are a fitness freak, make sure to visit the gym before the appointment so your skin has time to heal.
Avoid The Sun
Before anything else, you have to cancel your plans to sit by the pool or beach side after your facial—unless you plan on wearing a wide-brimmed hat for the entire duration. Since your skin has just been exfoliated, it is vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays. However, after a few days, you can worry less but it’s still recommended to put on a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every time you go out in the sun.
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