How To Get The Most From Your Facial: What to Do and What to Avoid After Your Appointment

Avoid touching, rubbing, or picking your skin.

Stay out of the sun for the next few days. 

Wear a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day. Reapply every 2 hours if you’re spending an extended time outdoors.

You should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day, or around 9 to 19 cups (1 cup = 8 ounces). 

Cut down on caffeine. It is one of the main offenders when it comes to dehydrated skin. 

Give your skin a break from makeup for a day or so. Make sure you’ve given your brushes and applicators a solid scrubbing to avoid post-facial breakouts.

Change your pillowcase. Your pillowcase has a build up of oils, dirt, and sweat from daily use. Experts suggest washing your pillowcase every two days.

Go easy on your face when washing it. Apply light pressure and use a gentle
cleanser.

Skip any astringent, scrubs, retinoids, anti-acne products, exfoliating products, facial masks, and anything that could potentially irritate your skin for at least several days.

As your skin heals, you should use gentle, non-irritating products. 

Moisturize your skin in the morning, at night, and throughout the day as needed if it begins to feel dry. Your new layer of skin is more receptive to moisture and will need more moisturizer than normal to aid in the healing process. 

Don’t drink any alcoholic beverages for 48 hours after your appointment. 

Avoid taking pain relievers like aspirin or ibuprofen for about a week after your appointment to promote quick healing.

Avoid saunas, steam rooms, heavy workouts, and excessive sweating for at least a day.

Postpone any wax or laser treatments on your face for at least a week. 

Remember, facials are ideal once a month, or every two months (depending on your skin, and your at-home skincare routine) - unless you have a specific skin concern you are trying to overcome (acne, hyper-pigmentation, etc), then you may need to come in more often for a series of treatments.

If you have any questions or concerns, please
call or text Charles at (310) 795-3394. Or, email at charles@charlesmcknight.com.