Taking Care of your Skin after a Professional Facial

Facial treatments will always leave your skin looking and feeling completely invigorated... dead skin cells are removed, your skin is exfoliated, pores are unclogged, appearance of fine lines is minimised and skin is moisturised. A facial will also include a facial massage that both relaxes the muscles and increases blood flow in the face. 

Having a qualified aesthetician treat and evaluate your skin can do wonders for your complexion and the overall health of your skin. But it’s also important to continue treating your skin at home and maintaining a good regime after a facial.

Avoid direct heat
Basically keep away from any kind of saunas, steam rooms or hot showers. Your face has been freshly cleansed and exfoliated... over heating your face will strip away that radiant glow from a facial. Not to mention that it may cause sensitivity or irritation, as well as the fact that it can strip your skin of moisture. We recommend you don't wash (make that don't touch) your skin for the rest of the day.

Stay hydrated
This should always be a priority in your everyday life, especially after a facial. Drinking plenty of water is one of the best things you can do for your skin. It can also help to flush out toxins from your body – including your skin.

Consider any advice your therapist gives
We are professionals and our job is to provide you with the best advice for your personal skin needs, including future treatments & product recommendations. You may not want to purchase the recommended products, which is why we will offer you samples if available so you try it at home and see the benefits for yourself. The worst you can do is completely ignore our advice and essentially undoing the positive results of your facial. It is our job to make sure that you receive the best results possible.

Always relax
A facial is not only great for your skin, but it also helps your overall relaxation. Avoid scheduling your facial before any kind of strenuous activities and take full advantage of having a relaxing day off. We also recommend to give your skin a break from makeup, in order to avoid clogging up those clean pores.

Avoid the sun
Try to stay out of harmful UV rays for the rest of the day after your facial to avoid getting burned and causing sun damage to your skin. You face is a lot more sensitive to the sun after a facial, since your skin has been exfoliated. If you are spending some time in the sun, make sure to top up your SPF regularly. 

Avoid using acid peels or retinol creams
Do not scrub your face with any kind of exfoliating products including chemical ones for at least 3 days after your professional treatment. This can irritate your skin, which will cause redness and discomfort overall.

So treat your skin to a facial out our clinic today and make sure to follow up with proper aftercare, for the best possible results. Take advantage of our September offer of 10% off Gatineau Facials!