That Feeling After a Facial
You love your monthly facial appointment. It leaves your skin looking refreshed and hydrated. You feel confident, pampered, at peace. But, what’s the best way to keep your skin just that happy long after your facial? Avoid these five facial faux pas, as you give the serums and creams your facialist put on your skin time to absorb overnight.
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT LAST
Don’t Wash Your Face
You can wash your face the next morning, but try to avoid washing your face for the rest of the day after you get a facial. The best facials are meant to soak into your skin, penetrating deeply to provide the skin restoration you’re looking for. Got dry skin? You want the hydration to penetrate. Got acne? You want your face to heal and stay cleansed at the deepest level. Got wrinkles? You want those antioxidants to absorb into your wrinkles and revive your face. Plus, your skin just underwent some of the deepest cleansing it can get, so you really don’t need any more cleansing after that! We love faces, and we want yours to make you proud, so do yourself a favor and don’t wash your face after a facial. Wait until the next morning for best results.
2. Stay Out of the Sun
Your skin has just experienced powerful cleansing and healing, leaving the surface of your skin vulnerable to the sun’s rays. Hold onto the benefits of your facial by staying out of the sun, ideally all the time, but at least for the hours and days following your facial. On the day of your facial, you will leave with products on your skin that will continue to work throughout the rest of the day. The skincare products your esthetician applied to your face may or may not have SPF in them. With vulnerable skin and little SPF, your skin is begging you to stay out of the sun. It skin needs to be protected, especially right after a treatment, so you can get the best results from your facial.
3. Try Not to Touch or Pick
Your skin may look and feel amazing, but try not to touch it. You want to leave the great skincare products your esthetician has used alone, so that they can continue to work their magic on a cellular level. If you touch by accident, don’t worry about it. Just try to leave it alone, as amazing as your skin feels. It needs some time. It also will benefit from not having your hands’ dirt and oils sitting on it. If your esthetician extracted your skin, your skin will begin it’s healing work. If there are pimples still remaining after your facial, it probably means they were not ready to be extracted during your facial. For the best long-term skin, try to avoid touching and picking, especially in the hours and days following your facial.
4. Don’t Apply Makeup
Aside from leaving your mascara on, we usually recommend avoiding makeup on the day of your facial. Your skin should feel amazing, and this is a great chance to let it have a break from makeup. If you can, wait until the next day and use a natural, preferably organic, makeup on it from there after.
5. Stay Away from Harsh Products at Home
In the first three or so days after a facial, your skin remains vulnerable. The exfoliation that took place during your facial brought the under layers of your skin to the surface, possibly making your skin more sensitive. So, trust the power of the work your facialist did and try to avoid using harsh products at home for 2-3 days after a facial. These include Retin A, Renova, or other alpha-hydroxy acid peels. Your skin will thank you for it.
In order to get the best results from your facial, try these five tips. We look forward to seeing you in the spa soon! With questions and to schedule your facial, call us at (909) 949-0385!