HydraFacial is a relaxing skincare treatment with many health benefits for your skin. This treatment combines skin cleansing and exfoliation with a customizable infusion of serums to target your specific skin concerns. To maintain your newly refreshed and glowing skin, consider the following lifestyle changes:
1. Avoid UV Exposure and Tanning Beds
The HydraFacial treatment leaves the skin extra sensitive to heat from tanning beds and sunlight. Exposing the skin to these heating sources will damage the new skin cells and affect the skin’s radiance after healing. Wear broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors (even if it is cloudy), especially during the first week.
2. Avoid Harsh Skincare Products
Seven days after the treatment, avoid chemically-infused topical medications, especially the ones containing tretinoin and Retin-A. The best beauty products to use during this period are ones containing natural, gentle ingredients. Avoid chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning for at least seven days. Additionally, try as much as possible to skip depilatories, waxing, and plucking.
3. Avoid Heavy Makeup
Your face will look fresher and brighter after a HydraFacial so you won’t even have to worry about makeup! More importantly, applying makeup on sensitive skin cells can block the pores and affect the skin’s breathability. Ultimately, you might end up with skin that is not as bright and soft as you wanted when getting the HydraFacial treatment.
4. Stop Smoking
Smoking has a bad reputation for depriving the skin of an adequate oxygen supply and breaking down collagen. Collagen is a protein organically generated by the skin to maintain a firm, elastic, plump texture and appearance. The unhealthy elements of cigarettes are absorbed into your blood, generating collagenase enzymes. The enzymes then break down the strong peptide bonds holding the collagen proteins together. That weakens the skin’s electricity, causing wrinkles, aging signs, and a sagging face. The symptoms will be more visible and severe when you smoke after this treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
Have you tried multiple skin cleansing and hydrating products but are yet to achieve your desired skin radiance? Schedule a consultation for HydraFacial treatments with Dr. Salman Ashruf, a board-certified and trusted cosmetic surgeon known for offering first-grade minimally-invasive-surgical treatments in Maryland, Baltimore, Pasadena, and Columbia.