How often should I get a facial?
Most experts suggest undergoing a facial once a month. This is about the time it takes for your skin to complete its cellular renewal cycle and the shedding of dead skin cells. A monthly facial can assist your complexion in its natural regeneration process, ensuring the skin remains clear, radiant, and supple. Undergoing monthly facials can also help to ward off the signs of aging before they happen.
Can I wear makeup after my facial?
It is recommended that you avoid makeup for the first 24 hours after your facial. The reason for this is that the pores will still be vulnerable, and anything that you apply on top of the skin may be irritating. The tools for applying makeup, including brushes and your fingers, typically harbor bacteria that can lead to a breakout.
How do I prepare for a facial?
Make sure you choose a vetted, credentialed practitioner to perform your facial, as your skin is a precious asset and not to be entrusted to just anyone. An experienced skin care professional can analyze your complexion and create a solution tailored to your unique needs.
Be clear about which cosmetic issues you want to target with your facial, whether it’s the signs of aging, enlarged pores, or dark circles beneath the eyes.
Stop using any chemical products that contain Retin-A, Lactic Acid, or Glycolic Acid several days before your treatment.
On the day of your facial, keep it clean. Don’t use any skincare products, makeup, or fragrances. Gently wash your face and towel dry it, but leave it at that.
Arrive at your appointment early in case you need to fill out paperwork. Leaving enough time before your session will help cut down on stress, which is the whole point of a facial!
Will my skin look red afterward?
Facials get the blood flowing in your complexion, so, naturally, your skin appears pink or red after treatment. The active ingredients in the facial may also cause your skin to appear flushed, especially if you are not used to using medical-grade products at home.
What should I avoid after a facial?
There is little downtime after a facial, but there are some things you can do to preserve and prolong your results. After a facial, it’s wise to avoid the following:
Washing your face on the first night.
Wearing makeup for 24 hours.
Exfoliating for the first few days.
Spending time in the sun.
Should I have a facial if I’m pregnant?
Not all facials are appropriate for pregnant women, but there are some treatments you can undergo that will help to make you feel more refreshed. Basic facials that cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize will work great for you and oxygen-based treatments that improve blood circulation.