Microdermabrasion is a popular cosmetic skin care technique that directs a jet of fine crystals toward the skin to remove dead skin cells. The crystals and the dislodged skin cells are then removed with a vacuum-like suction. The ideal result is fresher, younger-looking skin. It can minimize wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and light scarring. The procedure is most often performed on the face, neck, hands, chest and back. To make the most of a microdermabrasion treatment, there are specific things you can do after undergoing the procedure. Here are five tips for post microdermabrasion care.
While almost everyone always wants to be cool, after you’ve undergone a microdermabrasion treatment, it’s important to ensure you remain cool! For at least 24 hours you should avoid activities that will increase your body temperature. This includes strenuous exercise, hot showers, using a sauna, steam room or hot tub or spending prolonged periods in the sun.
Drink Plenty Of Hydrating Fluids
Hydration will help make the most of your microdermabrasion treatment. Make sure you drink plenty of hydrating fluids – especially water. Fruit juices are okay, but it’s best to avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
You may experience some skin peeling after a microdermabrasion treatment, but it’s important not to pick it off. Avoid touching your skin if at all possible and let any drying skin flakes fall off naturally.
Avoid The Sun
Your skin will be sensitive after a microdermabrasion treatment, so it’s important to stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible for the week following your treatment. If you have to be outdoors, make sure you wear effective sunscreen.
Reconsider Your Skin Care Regime
Your regular skin care regime may be far too harsh for skin that’s just undergone microdermabrasion. Your practitioner will give you advice on how you should cleanse and hydrate your skin after your treatment. You should also advise them of your regular routine to find out if it should be suspended for the time being. Follow your practitioner’s guidelines until they deem it safe to return to your regular skin care routine.