5 things you should never do after a skin treatment
Leave poor skincare in the past with these 5 things you should avoid after your skin treatments.
Most facials consist of a cleanse, exfoliate and treat process with the aim of rejuvenating and nourishing the face, lifting away dirt, oil and residual makeup. However, your post treatment routine is just as important. Here are 5 things you should avoid after a facial.
- Don’t pick your face
As tempting as it seems, picking at blemishes and breakouts unfortunately does more harm than good. Picking will expose unhealed skin, leaving it red and irritated, prone to discolouration, pigmentation and potential infection.
- Do not over exfoliate
Over-exfoliation can damage the epidermis (outermost layer), consequently leading to irritation. After a facial, additional exfoliation in the next few days is unnecessary as you are prone to redness and sensitivity. In Chemical Peels, the buildup of dirt, makeup and natural oils is dissolved as it gently penetrates into the surface to target cells that cause priorities such as acne breakouts, traumatic pigmentation and collagen loss.
LED Light Therapy compliments Chemical Peels by emitting wavelengths of LED light energy to stimulate cellular repair and renewal, successfully accelerating the healing process.
Waxing hurts, for a reason! This hair removal process essentially works by ripping your hairs by their roots, leaving tiny wounds beneath the surface. Combined with your decongested pores that have been blessed with the benefits of the exfoliation process, having tiny wounds created from waxing can exacerbate the healing process, leaving you prone to breakouts and infections.
Patience is key in the pursuit of radiant complexion.
- Avoid excessive exposure to the sun
As excited as you are to bask in the glow of the sun, it’s important to protect yourself from potential sun damage especially with your skin being at its most sensitive post treatment. With Australia’s high UV levels, daily sun protection is a MUST to prevent signs of premature ageing, which often show up as dryness, fine lines and pigmentation.
Post treatment, we recommend Results Active Protect SPF 50+ to protect the skin from the sun. A light and oil free formula that can be combined with your favourite foundation.
- Wearing heavy makeup – let’s break up
In the immediate 24 hours post facial, it’s best to leave your skin to breathe as most cosmetic products contain a large amount of chemicals which can often aggravate or cause irritation.
Waiting till your skin’s redness and sensitivity has subsided before returning to applying makeup ensures that you will reap the benefits of the facials.
Velvet Co is a light weight mineral based makeup range designed to compliment your skin post treatment. Its soothing properties assist with calming redness, hydration and has a natural SPF15 to protect you from the sun’s damaging rays.
A tip with facials if you’re concerned with them colliding with work or social commitments is to book them in advance, leaving a day or two for your skin (and you) to relax. After all, beauty starts from within!
Additionally, hydration is an essential part in ensuring a smooth aftercare process as the body is able to flush out toxins as well as keep other cellular functions healthy, accelerating the process in refreshing your look!
Book in a complimentary consultation with one of our qualified skin therapists today to see how you can give your skin the refresh it needs!
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