A professional spa facial can revitalize your skin and give your mind some much-needed rest. Facials are an investment in your self and your skin. So after spending the time and money to get glowing skin, the last thing you want to do is undo all the work. Here are a few things to avoid doing the days following your facial!
Spending Time in the Sun
It can be tempting to bask in the sun and warmth while it lasts. After all, there are only a few warm months in Canada. However, it’s not a good idea to hang out in the sun after a facial. Your skin is more sensitive to UV light afterward so protect is by staying inside.
Facials can sometimes leave your skin red from exfoliation or extractions, but don’t give in to the temptation to hide it behind a face of makeup. It’s a good idea to give your skin a break from heavy makeup after a facial. If you need to wear some, keep it light and minimal and remove it as soon as possible.
Picking at Spots
We all know we shouldn’t pick or pop zits, but sometimes it can be mighty tempting to. It’s especially important to avoid doing this after a facial. It can cause irritation and scarring!
Exfoliating or Scrubbing
Exfoliating your skin regularly is a good practice. However, that already gets done during the facial. Too much scrubbing or exfoliation can cause irritation and damage to your skin. Give your skin a break for a few days following the facial.
Want to hit the sauna or spa? Be sure to do it before your facial appointment. It’s best to avoid hot rooms for at least a day following your facial. Your skin will already have been steamed during the appointment, and doing too much can lead to sensitivity or broken capillaries.
Hitting the Gym
A lot of people are tempted to keep their self-care momentum by working out after a facial. The increased heat and sweat and be irritating to freshly exfoliated skin. If you’re planning on working out, do it before you go in for a facial.
Getting Waxed or Laser Hair Removal
Now that you have glowing, fresh skin, it’s only natural that you’d want it to be smooth as well. But it’s better to wait a few days after a facial to wax or go in for a laser hair removal treatment.