Regular facials leave your skin looking and feeling its best, but depending on the facial you receive, it may not happen right away. Directly after your session, you may notice redness even with a gentle treatment, and post-facial breakouts are a common phenomenon when skin doesn’t receive the tender care it deserves. Here’s how you can minimize redness, blemishes and discomfort following your facial.
Once Leaving The Salon
- Drink water.
- Keep makeup to a minimum for 12 hours, and use makeup which is mineral and / or vitamin enriched.
- Do not expose yourself to direct sunlight / saunas / steam rooms / sunbeds for 48 hours.
- Do not undertake further skincare treatments for 48 hours or use any exfoliating products for 72 hours.
- Avoid alcohol or smoking to keep your complexion clear and healthy.
Maintaining Your Results
- Increase your water intake to 8 glasses a day.
- Decrease alcohol and smoking to keep skin healthy.
- Use products as advised by your Club Beauty specialist – these should be specific for your skin type, concerns and budget.
Overzealous scrubbing and harsh cleansers can leave skin that’s already undergone exfoliation and extraction feeling irritated. During your facial, your esthetician has already performed the deep cleansing and exfoliation you might otherwise do weekly or monthly, so give your face a break from vigorous scrubbing for at least 48 hours after your session.
Use The Right Products
When it’s time to wash your face, choose gentle, non-comedogenic cream or foam cleansing agents. Use your fingertips, not a sponge or washcloth that could contain trapped bacteria and feel too harsh for sensitive post-facial skin, and wash with lukewarm water. Forget the toner for the first few washes after your facial; the astringent ingredients in toners aren’t needed for your freshly cleaned face, and they could sting. Do not use any perfumed products for 48 hours.
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Skip The Steam Room After A Facial
Depending on the kind of facial you choose, you may have already had steaming or heat treatment for your skin. Under an experienced esthetician’s care, steaming sessions last long enough to stimulate circulation and open pores, but too much of it can lead to broken capillaries and skin sensitivity.
Be Especially Tender With Your Skin After Extractions
Extractions are sometimes necessary for clearer skin in the long run, but they leave your skin vulnerable right after your appointment. Your aesthetician will apply soothing and protective products to minimize post-facial breakouts, but avoid using non-sterile makeup applicators on your face or touching your hands to your skin too often following a facial that includes extraction.
The key to getting your best skin possible from facial treatments is setting a schedule. Skin loves routine, so work with your aesthetician to develop a post-facial regimen that leaves your skin healthy and happy.