If you’ve been thinking about getting a natural facial treatment, you probably have more than a few questions about the process. The good news is that the answers to those questions are fairly easy to find. However, if you’re like most first-time facial recipients, there’s a good chance that you haven’t given much thought to aftercare. While your facial technician will certainly provide you with some aftercare instructions when your treatment is done, it’s always better to know what to expect before you go to the spa. Here are the top facial aftercare tips you need to know.
Avoid Picking at Your Skin
In the immediate aftermath of a facial treatment, you may find that your skin is more sensitive than usual. You may also see tiny skin blemishes that would have otherwise escaped your notice prior to the treatment. Never pick at blackheads or other blemishes in the days after a facial, since that vulnerable skin could be prone to scarring, irritation, and even possible infection. Just remember, if you had a natural facial that included exfoliation and extraction, and your aesthetician didn’t extract those blackheads, chances are that they’re simply not ripe for removal.
Avoid Makeup for at Least Twenty-Four Hours
For at least the first day after your appointment, try to avoid using any makeup, acne lotion, or other skin-care products that might irritate your face. Your skin will need time to breathe and recover from the treatment. Moreover, a good natural facial will always leave the pores clearer and more open than usual, and that makes them more vulnerable to bacteria – especially if you clog them up with makeup right away.
Stay Away from Steam
It doesn’t matter how much you love a good steam bath or a trip to the sauna; skip it for several days after your appointment. Your natural facial will have cleared out your pores better than that steam room ever could, so there’s no reason to subject your skin to that heat. If you do, you could end up with even more sensitive skin, and risk capillary damage.
Be Gentle When Washing Your Face
In the wake of any facial treatment, you’re going to notice that your skin is far more sensitive than usual. Keep that in mind when you’re washing it. Use gentle products, and don’t scrub the skin. Instead, focus on gentle cleansers that can hydrate those skin cells without being too rough on the dermal layers.
At Tiffany Beauty Spa, we want your natural facial to produce the best results possible – and that requires the right kind of aftercare to protect skin cells even after you leave our spa. Fortunately, facial aftercare is relatively simple and straightforward, and can help to ensure that your treatment provides all the aesthetic benefits you expect. Give us a call today to learn more about natural facial aftercare, or to schedule your appointment for the best natural facial care services in Fort Lauderdale.