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What to Do After Hydrafacial

Hydrafacial is a popular cosmetic procedure that offers a range of skincare benefits. After your hydrafacial treatment, there are certain post-care instructions you should follow in order to maximize the results of the facial and ensure that your skin remains healthy and vibrant.


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Skin Cleansing After Hydrafacial

  • Avoid activities such as tanning beds or saunas, which can cause irritation or damage to your freshly treated skin. It is also important to keep your skin hydrated following a Hydrafacial treatment by using a moisturizer twice daily. The use of mild cleansers and non-irritating face washes will help keep pores clean and minimize any potential breakouts.
  • Additionally, stay away from exfoliating products or peels immediately after the procedure as these could irritate the skin and strip away some of its natural moisture barriers.
  • When cleansing your face, use lukewarm water and be gentle with circular motions instead of aggressive scrubbing, which could damage delicate facial tissues.
  • After washing and patting dry, apply an oil-free moisturizer to replenish lost moisture and ensure that the skin remains hydrated for maximum results. Avoid touching or picking at any areas which may have experienced redness or irritation, as this could lead to infection or scarring over time.

Sun exposure after Hydrafacial

Immediately following your session, it is important to continue to avoid sun exposure as much as possible. The fresh, clean skin created by the hydrafacial treatment is vulnerable to UV rays and other environmental factors, so you should try to wear a hat or use an umbrella if spending time outdoors. Additionally, it is recommended that you apply sunscreen anytime you’re out in the sun for longer than 30 minutes. For extra protection from harmful rays, it may be beneficial to look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

It is also advised that patients refrain from using any exfoliating products for at least one week after their session. This will help prevent any potential irritation due to chemical or mechanical exfoliation of the skin. It may also be helpful to apply moisturizer after washing your face every day in order to keep hydration levels up and promote healthy skin cell turnover.

To keep redness and irritation at bay, it’s important to avoid strenuous physical activity such as running and heavy lifting shortly after receiving a hydrafacial treatment. It’s best practice to wait at least 48 hours before engaging in any activity that increases sweating or overly stimulates blood flow on the face, as this can lead to inflammation and discomfort down the road.

Avoiding Retinol

Retinol is a popular ingredient found in many skincare products as it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, brighten dark spots and discolorations, improve uneven skin tone, and boost collagen levels for firmer skin. While all of these benefits are great for improving your complexion, using retinol directly after a Hydrafacial can be too harsh for freshly treated skin.

The highly active ingredients in retinol can lead to increased sensitivity or irritation upon contact with the newly exfoliated skin from the facial treatment. Therefore, it is important to give your skin some time to recover before applying products containing retinol.

In addition to avoiding Retinol after Hydrafacials, people who have recently received this treatment should also use gentle cleansers and moisturizers that are free of added fragrances or harsh chemicals which may irritate already sensitive skin.

Wearing sunscreen when outside is also important as sun exposure can further damage the freshly worked-on area. It’s also a good idea stay away from other overly-harsh ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid – all of which could strip away essential oils from the surface of your skin post-treatment and lead to dryness or flaking.

When it comes to Hydrafacials and retinol, it’s best not to combine them together! To maintain healthy-looking skin post-Hydrafacial procedure, give your face some time off from ingredients like Retinol so that your skin has enough time to properly heal itself without further irritation or unnecessary stress on the area.

By taking these preventive measures, you’ll be able to enjoy all the long-term benefits that come along with this popular skincare treatment without having to worry about any potential side effects!

Showering and bathing

Those who have just gone through a hydrafacial should also cut back on taking extremely hot showers or baths for 72 hours after their session, as hot water can cause stinging sensations on the freshly treated skin. Both cold compresses and aloe vera gel can help cool down irritated patches of skin if necessary. Furthermore, it is essential not to pick or peel away any scabs or flaking that may occur on top of the newly revealed layer of clearer-looking skin; instead, let this repair naturally–otherwise, you could be increasing your risk for infection!

Overall, following proper post-hydrafacial instructions can greatly improve your experience with this advanced facial treatment! By adhering closely these guidelines, you can maximize results while minimizing potential side effects from peri-treatment activities such as excessive sun exposure or physical activity too soon after treatment has been completed.