After you’ve just received a fantastic facial, you likely have a lot of questions! If your esthetician didn’t review the dos and don’ts with you, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading because here are four things you should never do after just getting a facial.
Wash or touch your face
We’ll start with something simple: never wash or touch your face afterwards. If you think about it, you just had your face cleansed with the highest quality cleanser available. Plus, skin can be a bit more sensitive afterwards, and you may be tempted to touch and pick your face. Before you do anything, just remember, your esthetician didn’t extract that pimple for a reason.
You’ve likely received some sort of exfoliation or peel, so soaking up some sunshine could be your worst nightmare. Skin is super sensitive afterwards, so it can burn easily thanks to that new layer of healthy skin. Your esthetician should always apply SPF before you leave too; if they usually don’t, then make sure to bring it up in your next appointment.
To put it simply, workout before you hit the spa, not afterwards. Increased body temperature and sweat can irritate freshly exfoliated skin. Plus, you don’t want to be sweating out the top-of-the-line products that were just applied.
Apply heavy makeup
Maybe one of the most important things not to do after a facial is to apply heavy makeup. The skin can be a bit more red, so you may lunge for some concealer to cover up any discoloration. However, facials cleanse the pores deeply, so they’re more open and at risk for bacteria… your best bet is to wait at least 24 hours before applying makeup. And make sure to cleanse your makeup brushes before using.