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103. Conversations with a Skin Therapist ~ Do’s & Dont’s of Homecare after a Facial

Updated: Mar 21

Glowing skin is a combination of professional treatments and the correct homecare regime. A homecare regime after professional facials is essential as it helps to maintain and maximize the benefits of the facial treatment.

Here are some common do's and don'ts for homecare after a facial:


1. Follow Post-care Instructions:

Follow any specific post-care instructions given by your esthetician, such as avoiding certain products or activities.

2. Keep Your Skin Hydrated:

Drink plenty of water and apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin type to keep the skin hydrated.

3. Protect your Skin:

Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 before going outdoors to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

4. Stick to a Skincare Routine:

Continue with your regular skincare routine, which may include cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing. Twice daily follow your suggested routine discussed with your professional skin therapist.

5. Be Gentle:

Avoid aggressive exfoliation or scrubbing your skin excessively as it can irritate or damage the skin.

6. Use Recommended Products:

Use the skincare products recommended by your esthetician for your specific skin concerns. It's important to know your ingredients, most professional skin therapists will work with a professional skincare brand and will recommend a home care regime.


1. Avoid Heavy Makeup:

It's best to avoid heavy makeup immediately after a facial to allow the skin to breathe and recover.

2. Avoid Touching or Picking:

Refrain from touching your face or picking at any breakouts or pimples, as it can introduce bacteria and cause further irritation or infection.

If you do experience a breakout, use a zit zapper instead to eat away at the bacteria and prevenga scarring.

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The breakout clearing liquid peel is an awesome treatment to target teen breakouts!

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3. Skip Harsh Products:

Avoid harsh or irritating skincare products, such as those containing alcohol or fragrances, as they can cause skin sensitivity or reactiveness.

This includes active ingredients, like retinol and vitamin c - often times it's recommended to wait three days, unless recommended by your aesthetician.

4. Limit Sun Exposure:

Steer clear of excessive sun exposure, especially during peak hours, as it can lead to sunburn and damage your skin.

Wear a wide brimmed hat, sun glasses and spf 30+ everyday. Keep your face out of direct sunlight and reapply spf every two hours when in sunny climates.

5. Don't Overdo Treatments:

Refrain from using multiple treatment masks or introducing new skincare products all at once, as it can overload your skin and lead to adverse reactions.

This also includes cherry picking products you've read about online or in a magazine. Your skincare products should be recommended by your aesthetician, they're the expert in ingredients and what would best suit your skin.

6. Don't Neglect Hygiene:

Ensure that your hands and any tools or brushes you use on your face are clean to prevent the introduction of bacteria or other contaminants.

The gua sha stone, ice globes, jade roller, deep cleaning brush, and other facial massage tools should all be wiped after each use to remove product and prevent any cross contamination.

A homecare regime after professional facials is essential as it helps to maintain and maximize the benefits of the facial treatment.

The importance of a home care regime:

1. Continuation of Results:

Professional facials provide immediate and temporary improvements to the skin, but for long-term benefits, it's crucial to continue the skincare routine at home. Consistent use of recommended products can help extend the effects of the facial, ensuring that the skin continues to look healthy and radiant.

2. Skin Maintenance:

Homecare skincare helps to maintain the skin's health and address specific concerns. It allows you to continue addressing issues such as acne, dryness, or signs of aging between facial appointments. A well-rounded homecare routine can help keep the skin balanced, hydrated, and in optimal condition.

3. Skin Preparation:

The right homecare products can also prepare the skin for future professional treatments. By maintaining a healthy skin barrier and addressing specific concerns, it becomes easier for skincare professionals to perform more advanced treatments and achieve better outcomes.

4. Skincare Education:

Working with a professional aesthetician during facials can provide valuable insights and knowledge about your skin's needs. They can recommend suitable products and educate you on how to care for your skin at home. By following their recommendations, you can improve your skincare knowledge, develop good habits, and make informed choices about the products you use.

Overall, maintaining a consistent homecare regime after professional facials helps to prolong the benefits, address ongoing concerns, prepare the skin for future treatments, and enhance your overall skincare knowledge and habits.

Thank you for reading, if this was useful please 🩵 and if it could help someone in your network, please share.

Thank you ~ Diana x

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