Booking your face in for regular skin treatments is important. And I'm not just saying that because it's my job.
Think about regular skin treatments like workouts with a personal trainer, but for your face. Your clinician can check in with how you're going and make you're using the right products for your skin type.
Then, think of skin care like your food. The two work synergistically to maintain skin health and the best results come from incorporating both. Hence, I recommend skin treatments constantly.
However, what you do and put on your skin after your skin treatment is just as important as the treatment itself. This should always be discussed with your clinician, but let’s chat through a few generic aftercare rules below.
Why Is Skin Treatment Aftercare Important?
Firstly, how vulnerable your skin is/feels following a skin treatment depends on the particular treatment. Skin will tend to look glowy and feel hydrated following a 'fluffy' facial that involves light exfoliation and a little hydration.
But in the days following a stronger treatment like chemical peels, skin needling or laser, it may feel dry, tight, and even hot and painful like sunburn. Then again, some might not even notice a difference post-treatment.
No matter what treatment you have, every skin is different. This is why it's still very important to follow the aftercare instructions provided, even if you think you don't need to.
You can learn more about skin care, including professional treatments, in this episode of the Beauty IQ Uncensored podcast below.