The internet is tips and tricks on stuff that you should do after a facial, but are we aware of the things which you should never do before a facial? In this post, we have compiled a list of 8 things which will help you in avoiding any disappointments after a facial treatment.
1. Don’t Spend a Day Under the Sun:
Before getting a facial done, you should not spend a whole day under the sun as it may affect your skin drastically. Facials help to repair the sun damage on your skin so, it needs some time to relax. Spending a day under the sun allows your skin to react with the anti-acne or anti-wrinkle ingredients used in your facial treatment, thereby leading to disappointments.
2. Avoid Using Exfoliating Products:
You should exfoliate your skin before a facial only if you are aware of the ingredients used in the making of the product. Most of the exfoliating products contain glycolic acid and retinol which is responsible for exfoliating the uppermost layer. However, when other facial products are used on the upper layer of skin, it may react with the retinol thus, leading to acne and boils on the skin.
3. Don’t Get Botox:
Undergoing a Botox treatment before a facial should be strictly prevented as it may affect your skin to a large extent. Even if you want to get a botox, it should be done 48 hours before the facial so that the freshly treated skin does not react with the ingredients used in the cream. You cannot massage a skin which is freshly injected and if it’s done, it may lead to terrifying pain.
4. Do Not Wax your Face:
You should prevent waxing your skin 24 hours before a facial. Waxing your skin (face) involves aggressive exfoliation which can leave the pores of your skin open. Getting your skin massaged soon after a waxing can clog your pores and affect the skin as well. So, you should prevent waxing your skin before a facial.
5. Avoid Squeezing your Acne:
You should prevent touching your acne and pimples before a facial. Squeezing your pimple and acne can leave you with inflamed and irritated skin. Popping your acne and blackheads few hours before the facial can trouble your skin while getting massaged. Also, there are high chances of the pores to get clogged during this process.
6. Avoid Using Chemical Peels:
There are several types of chemical peels in the market, and using a strong peel can literally irritate your skin. Strong chemical peels can seriously damage your skin and when prepped with a cleansing cream, it can lead to irritation and itchiness. You should avoid using a chemical peel 24 hours before a facial and even if you are doing, opt for a mild or basic chemical peel.
7. Avoid Using Eyelash Extensions:
Eyelash extensions make you look really good but, its usage should be strictly prevented before a facial. The glue that is used for fixing the lashes takes at least 48 hours to come out of the skin. So, you should prevent using them before a facial.
8. Avoid Applying Strong Facial Masks:
Before getting a facial, avoid masks with strong ingredients such as turmeric or exfoliating agents such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid or applying creams that contain retinoids. These ingredients make skin extra sensitive and you may develop rashes or dry patches after the facial.
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