Avoid Applying Heavy Makeup Refrain from applying makeup right after (and up to 4 hours) after your facial. Pores are open, and applying makeup can clog them which might lead to further breakouts. Skipping makeup, or using minimal application, post-facial will further enhance your glow!
Avoid Over Cleansing and Exfoliants After your facial your skin is clean, refreshed, and radiant. You can make it last longer post treatment by avoiding over cleansing, using harsh toners, or heavy creams. Instead, use a soap free cleanser, and a light to mid-weight moisturizer. There are certain ingredients in products that should be avoided for at least 24 hours such as BHA/AHA, or Retin-A. These ingredients may cause irritation and redness.
Avoid UV Exposure Most facials include an exfoliant or light peel to activate new skin cells which aids the treatment in giving you a fresh look. For this reason, it is very important to protect your face, and other areas by avoiding or limiting sun exposure and selecting the right sunscreen. Titanium oxide and zinc oxide are ideal ingredients in products for your skin. They work by physically blocking the UV light from being absorbed into your epidermis. Choose a minimum of SPF 30, and reapply every 60 minutes if you are outdoors.
Avoid Steam, Sauna, or Gym During your facial steam, exfoliants, and medical grade skin care products are used. Exposing your freshly treating skin to excessive heat in a shower/sauna or working up a sweat can cause irritation, redness and breakouts.
Avoid Picking Sometimes breakouts can appear right after your treatment. While a facial can rid your skin of congestion, often times dirt and oil are too deep under the skin to extract. When this happens, do not give into the temptation to pick, or squeeze them yourself. Picking can cause more breakouts and lead to scarring. Wait until the congestion rises to the surface and treat by visiting your aesthetician for extractions or products.
Following these tips will help you enhance the results you received from your facial. Remember – healthy skin is beautiful skin, and beautiful skin starts here!
Lash Extensions Avoid strong heat, steam, and sweating for 24-48 hours. Do not rub, pull, twist, tug, or use mechanical lash curlers on lash extensions. Do not sleep on face or rub lashes into pillow or sleep mask. Avoid micellar water, oil-based, and water-proof products such as mascara & makeup removers. Wash lashes daily with cleanser made especially for lash extensions, and gently brush lashes daily with a clean lash wand. Schedule your lash fill appointment every 2 weeks.
Lash Lift Avoid getting lashes wet for 24 hours (including steam and sweating). Avoid sleeping on face or rubbing lashes into pillow or sleep mask. Results may last up to 8 weeks
Lash Tint Avoid getting lashes wet for 24 hours (including steam and sweating). Do not rub lashes. Avoid exfoliating for 24 hours. After 24 hours, be mindful of product placement when exfoliating, as exfoliating may cause color to fade faster. Avoid use of AHA’s or other chemical exfoliants, as these may decrease the life of your tint. Do not apply makeup or mascara to lashes or brows or receive other eye treatments for at least 24 hours AFTER the lash or brow tinting treatment. Avoid facial products that contain oil. You can schedule an appointment to get your tint retouched every 3-4 weeks.
Aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity should be avoided until all redness has subsided. Direct sunlight exposure is to be completely avoided immediately following the treatment (including any strong UV light exposure or tanning beds). Although SPF 30+ should already be a part of your daily skin care, after dermaplaning, SPF 30+ must be applied daily to the treated area for a minimum of two weeks. Twice daily cleanse the treated area with a post-treatment cleanser, followed by a serum or treatment cream and follow with SPF 30+ sunscreen.
(Collagen Induction Therapy)
Day of Procedure: No Makeup! No lotions or other products on the treated area other than what you receive from your aesthetician. Before bed, you may use warm water ONLY to gently remove the dried hyaluronic acid and serum(s) used during the service. Avoid sun exposure, steam, workouts (anything that causes excessive sweating) for the first 48 hours.
Day 1 After Procedure: You may cleanse and moisturize the treated area with a gentle cleanser and moisturizer that are both dye and fragrance free. Do NOT use exfoliants or products containing glycolic acid. Be sure to use an SPF 30 or greater recommended by your aesthetician.
Days 2-7 After Procedure: Within two (2) days following the procedure, you may notice skin dryness and flaking/peeling. This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. During this period, you may apply your regular skin moisturizer. Anytime after Day three (3), you may begin wearing makeup as well as resume your normal skincare routine (minus any exfoliation products.)
Day 8+: You may resume using your regular skincare products (including exfoliating products).
Note: You may notice some slight microbrusing that could exist for 3-4 days following the procedure, this is normal. Also, your skin may start shedding/peeling/flaking during the first 7 days. During this time, it is important to refrain from picking at or peeling the skin off. Be sure to use the hyaluronic acid recommended by your aesthetician to hydrate the area as well as any other serums or moisturizers you and your aesthetician have discussed.
* As with all cosmetic procedures, results may vary. Usually a course of 1-3 treatments (maximum of 5, depending on the condition being treated) is typically recommended. If you require MORE procedures than this, you may have an unrecognized underlying condition and should consult with your medical provider.