Getting a facial is one of the best ways to pamper your skin. Apart from pampering your skin, regular facial treatments reduce the effects of environmental damage, stress and bad skincare habits on your skin as well. Quite simply, it thoroughly cleanses and nourishes your skin, producing that healthy glow from within.

Post a facial, however, your skin is super sensitive and messing with it during this time can cause more harm than good. In fact, certain habits can erase the effects of your expensive facial and lead to unwanted skin problems. So, here’s a lost of things you should NOT do after a facial to keep that glow intact.

Don’t go to the gym
 

Don’t go to the gym

Freshly treated skin can react badly to excessive sweating, therefore avoid going to the gym or travelling by public transport the day you get a facial done. Schedule your facial on your rest day; this way you can pamper your skin to the maximum.

Don’t wear heavy makeup
 

Don’t wear heavy makeup

You’ve just got your skin deeply cleansed by a professional, so it might be looking a little red and patchy, but resist the urge to reach for the concealer. Stay away from heavy makeup for a few days after your facial as your pores are more open than normal and more susceptible to bacteria and breakouts. We also recommend cleaning all your makeup tools before applying makeup next to prevent skin problems.

Don’t use a face scrub
 

Don’t use a face scrub

Exfoliation is an important step in any facial treatment, so it is advisable to avoid using any scrubs at home that could irritate the skin at least for a few days after. No matter what your skin type, we do not recommend exfoliating your skin more than twice a week.

Avoid DIYs and other at home treatments
 

Avoid DIYs and other at home treatments

After getting a facial treatment, it is best to avoid harsh skincare products that might irritate the skin. Stay away from DIYs and retinol and salicylic acid for a few days and just let your skin be. It will give you the results you expected and keep redness at bay.

Stay out of the sun
 

Stay out of the sun

The rays of the sun are quite damaging for your skin. However, when your skin has been intensively treated it is most susceptible to sun damage. Apart from wearing sunscreen with SPF 30 or above, you should also avoid staying under the direct light of the sun.