Wednesday, September 20, 2023

How To Prepare Your Skin For A Facial

The skin is your body’s largest organ and the first thing people see on you. Another noteworthy point is that it responds to whatever you do or subject it to. For example, you will likely develop premature wrinkles if you fail to moisturize and apply sunscreen often. On the other hand, your skin will look rejuvenated and plump when you adopt healthy habits and beauty routines. One such is facials, and it’s vital to know how to prepare for it to get the best results. Ideally, you should get one every 3 to 4 weeks. Here is what to do if you already have one scheduled.

1. Keep your face bare

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It is essential to arrive at your facial appointment with a clean face. The presence of makeup on your face can obstruct the process. That is because the esthetician needs to properly assess your facial skin, and makeup wouldn’t allow correct assessment. An accurate skin assessment in its natural state is essential to help tailor treatment to your unique needs. Moreover, a facial appointment involves several products to cleanse the skin, so keeping it bare reduces the risks of irritation or potential reaction.

Some beauty portals say there’s no problem moisturizing your face with a little non-colored lotion before attending the appointment. The moisturizer only acts as hydration to prevent your skin from drying out before the esthetician attends to you. It will be best to ask your esthetician what works best for them before the day of the appointment. Remember to maintain one esthetician for your facials as they become familiar with what works for your skin.

2. Avoid popping pimples or performing extractions yourself

Some people cannot avoid touching pimples and acne on the face. That can be a problem if you have a facial appointment coming up. Extraction is a technical name for removing black and whiteheads and squeezing pimples and other impurities from the pores. It can be tempting to do these by yourself but resist the temptation. Self-extractions may introduce bacteria into your pores and cause further irritation. 

Additionally, self-extractions can cause tiny tears on the skin’s surface and cause more irritation when products are used during the facials. A licensed esthetician is the professional to rely on for extractions. They are skilled to perform them safely and effectively. The risk of infection and scarring is greatly reduced because the esthetician uses sterile tools to perform the extractions. Remember that the success of your facial appointment depends on how safely each process is carried out. Check out professional sites like to see the treatment options available.

3. Avoid retinol a few days before a facial

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Retinol is a potent Vitamin A beauty product used to treat various skin issues. It reduces the appearance of acne, fine lines, and premature wrinkles. Retinol has long-term benefits for your facial skin, but avoiding it a few days before your appointment is advisable. This product makes the skin more sensitive, making it not ideal to use before the facials. Give yourself a week of no retinol usage before your next appointment. The last thing you need is for your skin to be extremely sensitive before a facial. The esthetician will use various products to soften your facial skin during the procedure, and retinol usage before or on the day can be counterproductive. It helps to read more about retinol to expand your knowledge of its benefits and side effects, especially where facials are concerned: the less skin sensitivity, the better the outcomes after a facial.


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