Facial Steps & After Care Tips

Have you booked your next facial treatment yet?

As beauty treatments go, facials are one of the best ways to support your skin health for the long term and achieve radiant results. A key aspect of getting the most out of professional facial beauty treatments is following a few essential steps before and after. Here is what we recommend!

Woman receiving facial treatment at spa

1. Book Your Facial Treatment According to Your Skincare Goals

When scheduling a facial, you may notice that there are multiple options to choose from. To get the most out of your experience, you’ll want to look for keywords that align with your skin concerns such as hydrating, clarifying, lifting, or anti-aging. 

An acne treatment facial will often involve steps to address active breakouts and soften the look of acne scars. They’re especially handy if you’re still dealing with adult acne - something that’s more common than you think!

Anti-ageing facial treatments, such as HIFU-Liftera address falling collagen levels in the skin with a laser for a naturally plumper, youthful look. 

Of course, if you are still unsure of what you need, the good news is that Beauty Affairs MediSpa provides a complimentary consultation with each booking to ensure that you’ve selected the right service for your concerns.

If you’re considering getting your first facial treatment, our experienced team recommends starting with a customised facial. This tailored beauty treatment is adapted to your skin’s needs to leave you glowing - plus, you’ll get suggestions on which targeted facial treatments you need to reach your skin goals!

2. Go Easy on Aggressive Ingredients the Week Before Your Facial Treatment

Before getting a facial treatment, you will want to avoid exfoliants such as alpha or beta-hydroxy acids and retinol. 

Because most professional protocols include chemical exfoliation or advanced devices that promote cellular turnover, there’s no need to double up. Doing so may cause irritation or damage to the skin.

Instead, it’s best to prep your skin with a simple routine and gentle products for about one week in advance and leave the rest to the experts.

3. Arrive on Time and Ready To Relax

One of the best parts of treating yourself to a facial is the opportunity to relax and be pampered. In addition to the practical skincare benefits of professional skincare, taking time to de-stress can have a positive effect on your health and well-being, enhancing your overall glow factor.

With this in mind, we suggest giving yourself plenty of time to arrive and get settled in for your appointment. We’d also suggest choosing comfortable clothing for maximum benefit. You may even want to arrive a few minutes early to meet with your beauty therapist and fill out any extra forms.

4. Collaborate With Your Skincare Therapist for the Best Results

Before and throughout treatment, your skin therapist will likely want to take a few moments to chat, to understand your skin’s condition best, your current skincare routine and goals for getting a facial. At this time, it’s best to be candid so they can choose the best products and treatments for you.  

You’ll also want to disclose any important health information. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you can still absolutely indulge in a facial during these times, and it's best that your provider knows so that they can avoid any products and ingredients that are not advised.

5. Follow All Facial Treatment Aftercare Instructions Diligently

Once your facial is complete, you’ll likely notice some immediate benefits, such as a super hydrated, soft, and supple complexion and an extra boost of radiance. That said, the real results will appear progressively over the next few days as your skin heals from any exfoliation or advanced treatments.

To further ensure the best results, you should continue to avoid aggressive ingredients and exfoliants for about a week after and incorporate any follow-up care recommended by your skin therapist. Last but not least, be sure to wear plenty of sunscreens to protect your investment in your skin and prevent any damage due to excess sun exposure.

After every treatment, you’ll be given a free sample skincare pack that suits your skin type and goals to keep your skin glowing!

Alexis Adrienne

Alexis Adrienne

Alexis Adrienne is a passionate beauty writer with over 10 years of experience. She’s incredibly keen on all things skincare, makeup and cosmetics, with a fingertip on the pulse of the latest global beauty trends at all times.

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