You might have noticed that for a week or two after your facial treatment, your skin is smooth, glowing and bright. Following a few weeks, it returns to the dull glaze which you believed you had waved farewell to weeks earlier.
It is common with everyone who undergoes a facial treatment, and this is why one facial is never enough to reverse aging signs, treat sun damage, and remove dead skin cells.
However, there are ways to extend the benefits of your facial and make your glow last for a much longer period than 2 weeks.
Our skincare experts suggest some easy to follow ways that help in extending your facial results.
1. Avoid excess sweating
After a facial, itâ€™s important for the powerful serums and oils, used in the process, to be in your skin for longer time. This allows them to heal your skin and boost the results. Too much sweating will wash out these ingredients thus hindering the skin healing process. This is why our experts advise avoid hitting the gym, having a steam, sauna or undertaking any other activity that can cause you to sweat a lot.
2. Stay away from exfoliation
Exfoliation is an integral part of facial treatment, which is why you donâ€™t need to use scrubs or exfoliating products after a facial. Over-exfoliation leads to irritation, dryness, and breakouts. Step back from exfoliating your skin for nearly a week.
3. Do a facial massage
When applying your skincare products, make sure to massage them in gently. Facial massage helps in increasing lymphatic drainage and circulation, which brings nutrients and oxygen to your skin â€“ that gives your skin a youthful radiance and glow.
4. Avoid makeup and sun exposure
Your post facial skin is smooth, clean and glowing, which cuts down the need for putting any makeup. Moreover, the ingredients in your makeup products can adverse the effects of your facial â€“ this is why itâ€™s advisable to avoid makeup for a few days after facial. Also, avoid sun exposure as the harmful rays can damage your skin. If you need to step out in the sun, donâ€™t forget to apply a sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF.
5. Stay hydrated
When your skin is well-hydrated, it allows the skin cells to heal effectively. After a facial treatment, drink plenty of water. Avoid dehydrating food and drinks such as caffeine, alcohol or foods high in sugar or salt as this will thwart the hydrating benefits of your facial.
6. Follow a healthy skincare routine
To enjoy long lasting facial glow, stick to a healthy skincare routine. Wash and cleanse your face daily so as to keep impurities and dirt at bay. Use the right moisturizer to moisturize your skin and prevent dryness.
Following these tips will ensure that your facial result lasts longer and your skin stays healthier until your next facial appointment!
If you have any questions in regards to facial treatments or you need to choose the right facial type - you can speak to our skincare experts by calling us on +971 4 3586 789.