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    5 THINGS TO DO AFTER YOUR FACIAL 1. Hydrate When it comes to your skin, hydration is the key to pretty much everything. On any given day, hydration helps your skin cells function effectively; it helps you flush out toxins and leaves you with glowing skin. While a good facial will leave your skin feeling deeply moisturized, you’ll want to keep it going by drinking about two liters of water daily. 2. Moisturize If your facial includes exfoliation, remember that means the layer of dead skin cells is being removed from the surface of your skin — and along with it, the natural oils that usually protect your skin. So, in addition to hydrating your skin by drinking plenty of water after your facial, you should also use a gentle moisturizer to replenish and lock in that moisture. If you’re looking for a moisturizer to help keep your skin hydrated after a facial (and every day in general). 3. Be Gentle Following deep cleansing, extractions, and exfoliation, your skin may be a bit sensitive after a facial. For that reason, it’s important to stick to gentle cleansers (and you might want to skip the toners for a few days, too). After a deep cleaning, harsh skincare products are unnecessary, not to mention they can likely exacerbate any minor irritation. Furthermore, when washing your face in the days following a facial, you should use lukewarm water and pat dry. 4. Use a Clean Pillow Case and Fresh Towels A facial deep cleans your pores leaving them open and exposed, so make sure you’re using a clean pillowcase so dirt and oil don’t clog pores when you sleep. The same goes for towels or anything else that might come in direct contact with your face for an extended period of time. 5. Follow Your Esthetician’s Instructions and Advice Depending on the type of facial you get and the unique characteristics of your skin, your aesthetician will provide instructions, including what to do after your facial. Additionally, your aesthetician may provide recommendations, including specific products to incorporate into your skincare routine or lifestyle tips to help you achieve your skincare goals. 4 THINGS TO AVOID AFTER YOUR FACIAL 1. Picking at Your Skin While refraining from picking at your skin is essentially skincare 101, never is this more important than in the days immediately following your facial. If you’ve ever had a facial, then you know what happens within the next two to three days. Your skin will begin to purge. As your skin expedites its recovery, it pushes everything to the surface, and the end result is a healthy mix of whiteheads, pimples, and even blackheads. While it can be a bit maddening, rest assured that it’s a good sign. The important thing to remember is that under no circumstances should you pick at your face after a facial. Doing so can lead to further irritation and even scarring. 2. Wearing Makeup “Can you wear makeup after a facial?” This question seems to pop up repeatedly, and the answer to that is, “Ideally, no.” Immediately following a facial, it’s probably best to stay away from your makeup (at least for 24 hours). Again, remember anything you apply to your face can irritate your skin and lead to a breakout. This is particularly true for makeup and the tools you use (including your fingers) for its application because they tend to harbor healthy doses of bacteria. Needless to say, you don’t want that setting up shop in your pores. Moreover, when you forego your makeup for a short stretch, serums and moisturizers have a little breathing room of their own to do their magic. If you absolutely have to use makeup for an important event, make sure to clean your brushes or applicators first. 3. The Gym After a facial, your skin needs a minute to calm and repair itself. So, it may be best to skip the workout for a day or two, as sweat and other pollutants can cause or worsen irritation. You certainly wouldn’t want any sweat to make its way into those freshly cleaned pores. 4. The Sun Freshly exfoliated skin is decidedly more vulnerable to harmful UV rays. So, after-facial care requires a conscious effort on your part to stay out of the sun. That’s not to say that you should avoid going outdoors altogether, but extended periods of time in direct sunlight is not the best move. If you are using Retinol or retinoids as part of your skincare routine, minimizing sun exposure is crucial, and at the very least, always apply SPF before leaving the house. Make the Most of Your Next Facial Now that you know what to do and what to avoid after a facial, you can make the most of your next facial and maintain the radiant glow following your visit. If you’re interested in getting a facial, book an appointment with DRVN and choose from a wide variety of treatment options along with enhancements to customize your experience. We will customize your facial based on your skin type and goals.
    High Frequency will not be used to treat over areas of broken capillaries, spider veins, and rosacea. It is contraindicated against and should not be used if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker or history of heart disease, or are prone to seizures from flashing lights, such as epilepsy. Do not wear any metal jewelry during high frequency treatment.
    Each of the following is a contraindication to this facial. Should any apply to you, I will not be able to perform the treatment and will be happy to discuss an alternative facial, if applicable. Botox in the last 2 weeks Fillers in the last 4 weeks Facial threads in the last 4 weeks Facial Surgery in the last 6 months dependent on healing Have used skin resurfacing products or had treatments in the past 1-2 weeks (e.g. Retinol, AHAs, BHAs, Dermabrasion, laser, peels) Or TCA peels in the past 4-weeks. Pregnant or may be pregnant (due to use of Electrical Muscle Stimulation device) - After your 1st Trimester your Trainer can use prolonged deep tissue massage techniques instead. Cancer in the area being treated - if less than 12months remission Skin conditions in the area being worked (e.g. active acne, eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, broken skin, sunburn, rosacea) or long-term steroid use that has affected the skin Metal plates or pins in the face or neck/ Epilepsy / Prone to bone fracture or Severe Osteoporosis / Heart conditions (due to use of Electrical Muscle Stimulation device) Please let the Trainer know during consultation time. Instead of the electricals, your trainer will use prolonged deep tissue massage techniques. Diabetes with loss of skin sensation.
    Microcurrent is contraindicated against and should not be used if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, electronic implanted device, have epilepsy/seizures or active cancer.
    According to the FDA, LED light therapy is safe for most people except for someone who is pregnant or nursing, has a seizure disorder or metastasis, is taking steroidal medications unless given consent by a treating physician.
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