Facials can have a multitude of positive effects on your skin such as minimizing acne, clearing out pores, exfoliating dead skin cells and moisturizing the face, among other benefits. Since the results after receiving a facial are so profound, it makes sense that most clients want their post-facial glow to last for awhile. While the effects of a facial aren’t permanent, there are steps you can take to maximize your results and keep your skin looking fresh in the weeks following your treatment.
#1: Maintain a Skincare Regimen
One of the most important things you can do to maximize your facial results is to follow and maintain a regular skincare regimen. However, since your face underwent a specialized treatment, you should try to avoid products that could irritate your skin such as alcohol-based toners, scrubs, exfoliators and face masks.
In the first week or so after your facial, make sure to go easy on your face and only apply a cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen. While only applying three products may not seem like a lot, these basics can help your skin stay clear and moisturized while also working to prevent any sun damage to your sensitive skin.
#2: Avoid Sunlight
As previously mentioned, your skin is extremely sensitive after undergoing a facial, especially if you received a face mask, had pore extractions or if your face was exfoliated. Because sensitive, fresh skin is more susceptible to UV rays, it is much easier for your skin to burn and be prone to sun damage. For these reasons, it is best to avoid spending too much time in the sun and to make sure you apply sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher every time you leave the house no matter how bright or cloudy it is outside.
#3: Set Goals With Your Aesthetician Beforehand
Before receiving your facial treatment, you should discuss your goals with your aesthetician. All patients have different issues they want to target and have different desired results depending on their skin concerns. You may get a facial to relax, to remove dead skin cells or to target specific concerns such as acne, wrinkles or dark spots. Whatever the reason, your aesthetician will treat you with a facial tailored to your needs and will offer post-care instructions based on your treatment. During your skin analysis consultation, it is important to discuss the areas of your face you want to target and subsequently, how long your face will be sensitive after your facial.
Because facials are a relaxing treatment and can be performed in under an hour, they are extremely popular for those looking to refresh their face and maintain a healthy glow. If you’re interested in scheduling a free consultation at our medical spa, contact Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center today. Also, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information about our skincare treatments.