Follow these guidelines before your treatment to ensure beautiful results:

  • One week prior to a treatment avoid waxing, electrolysis, laser hair removal, prescription retinoids/retinol-like compounds (Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac).
    3 days for other corrective/exfoliating products.
  • Individuals who have had medical cosmetic facial procedures must wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before having a professional treatment. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 weeks.
  • No tanning 3 days before; use caution so that your face is not sunburned.
  • No cuts, abrasions or cold sores on your face.

You just had a facial treatment now what...

Stay Hydrated: Your skin has been cleansed, exfoliated and massaged to remove and release toxins. Drink water and flush them out! Drinking water will also keep that gorgeous glow going for longer.

Don’t Wash Your Face: You have just spent money having your skin cleansed and wonderful products applied to it. Don’t wash them off before you have gotten all the benefits. If you must wash your face, use a very light foaming cleanser without any harsh soapy ingredients or fragrances.

Don’t Exfoliate for About 3-5 Days: Your skin has been properly exfoliated or peeled during your facial, there is no need to scrub any further. The skin is sensitive and all those fresh, exposed cells are too easily damaged or infected. You don’t want to cause inflammation and scarring. Let your skin heal.

NO PICKING! Especially after an extraction there is the temptation to do a bit of extracting of your own. If the therapist left a spot it is probably because it wasn’t ready to be extracted. Squeezing it will not change that!

No Touching: Avoid touching your skin as much as possible. Your skin is sensitive and prone to infection from your dirty hands!

No Makeup until the next morning: Makeup can be full of fragrance, oils, pigments and chemicals that irritate and clog pores. Old makeup can also contain bacteria and so can your makeup sponges or brushes. If you have an event that you want to look fabulous for, make sure that you have your facial a few days before. *Make-up can be worn if it is pure, mineral-based and free from skin irritants.

Stay Out Of the Gym: Don’t go do a hot sweaty workout after your facial. Sweat can burn and gym equipment is covered in other people’s sweat and germs. This is no place for a freshly exfoliated skin.

Avoid Hot Saunas Or Steam Rooms: The heat can cause broken capillaries, redness, and irritation. Again, sweat can burn and irritate the sensitive skin. Also, germs, bacteria, dirty surfaces…yuck…

Don’t Do Treatments At Home: Don’t use retinol, peels, masks or any chemical exfoliators to your skin in the first few days after your treatment. They can “burn” and irritate the skin causing inflammation and scarring. Check with your therapist before applying any resurfacing products shortly after a facial.

No Sun tanning or sunbeds: All those newly uncovered and stimulated skin cells are susceptible to harmful UV rays so avoid the sun for at least 24 to 48 hours.