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The Dos & Don’ts After Getting a Facial

A facial is an excellent way to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate your skin. A medical-grade facial from Mind Body Spirit Care can visibly improve your skin without the need to undergo invasive treatments. But, while facials are safe and gentle, aftercare is key to getting the most out of this aesthetic treatment.  

Read on to learn about the key dos and don’ts after getting a facial for healthy, glowing skin. 

The Dos

Follow Your Aesthetician’s Recommendations.

Firstly and most importantly, follow all of your aesthetician’s aftercare recommendations following your facial. This guidance is invaluable in protecting and enhancing the health of your skin. 


Drinking at least eight glasses of water per day will help keep your skin healthy and hydrated after a facial. This simple tip is a great way to maximize the benefits of your facial, especially if you choose a facial with potentially-drying ingredients, like salicylic acid or glycolic acid. 

Continue To Cleanse and Moisturize.

After a facial, don’t put your skincare routine on pause. While you should take a break from exfoliants and potentially-drying products for at least 48 hours (or whatever your aesthetician recommends), you should continue to regularly cleanse and moisturize your skin after a facial. 

The Don’ts

Immediately Apply Makeup.

Most aestheticians recommend that patients avoid applying makeup for at least six hours after a facial. This gives the skin time to breathe and prevents clogged pores. 

Hang Out In The Sun.

Most facials deeply exfoliate the skin, leaving it particularly vulnerable to sun damage. So, stay out of the sun for the first few days after a facial, and go heavy on the sunscreen. 

Poke and Prod Your Skin. 

While it may be tempting to touch your skin after a facial, leave it be. Facials open up the pores, making it more likely for oil, bacteria, and debris from your fingers to clog them. 

At Mind Body Spirit Care, we offer a selection of medical facials to help you reach your cosmetic goals. Reach out to us today for an appointment!