The cosmetics industry has exploded over the last few years, and that means there are many different ways to care for your face, such as facials, laser face treatments, microdermabrasion, and various chemical peels. However, these treatments can cause more harm than good if you aren’t careful about what you choose to do on your face. Make sure you do your research before getting any kind of facial or chemical peel so you don’t end up damaging your skin.
6 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Face Treatments
1) Have realistic expectations
It is important to understand that not everyone will react the same way and that your skin may take a few weeks or months to change. Some people may experience an initial breakout, but this usually goes away within the first month. It is also normal for skin conditions such as acne or rosacea to appear worse before they get better. If you are experiencing any adverse reactions, it is important that you speak with your dermatologist as soon as possible.
2) Understand how lasers work
Lasers work by targeting and destroying the melanin in our skin. The more melanin there is, the deeper into the skin that laser can penetrate. This means that lasers are typically less effective with lighter skin types and those with a lower percentage of melanin than darker skin types. It’s important for people with lighter skin tones to know this so they don’t put themselves at risk for permanent damage, including burns and scarring.
3) The recovery time varies depending on your skin condition
If you have normal skin, your face will be red and a little swollen for about two days. If you are more sensitive or if you have rosacea, it can take up to four days for the swelling and redness to go down. You’ll also experience dry patches on your skin for about three days. If you have acne-prone skin, the recovery time is anywhere from one day up to two weeks depending on the severity of your acne.
4) Don’t forget your SPF
Did you know that UV rays can damage your skin and cause wrinkles? Protecting yourself with sunscreen is essential, but so is wearing a hat or covering up in the sun. If you’re going to be outside for long periods of time, try applying a moisturiser with SPF before going out. And don’t forget about your lips: they may not have skin like your face, but they are still prone to wrinkles too. Protect them by using a lip balm with SPF every day.
5) Check with a dermatologist on brand recommendations
Find a dermatologist that specialises in your specific skin type. A dermatologist is trained in both the medical and cosmetic aspects of skin care, so they’ll be able to recommend treatments based on your needs. Don’t do trial and error – it’s too expensive. It can take years for a product to show if it’s working or not, but if you find something your skin hates, you’ll know within a few days and will have wasted hundreds of dollars on products that don’t work for you. Be aware of your allergies – an allergy test is necessary before committing to any treatment plan as some ingredients can trigger reactions when applied topically (like nickel sulphate).
6) Maintain a healthy diet, no matter what.
Maintain a healthy diet, no matter what. The health of your skin is often determined by the health of your body. For example, dermatologists say that oily skin can be the result of an overproduction of oil in your glands, which may stem from eating too many fried foods or other unhealthy choices. In addition, people with acne often have underlying issues such as stress, hormonal imbalances, or a lack of sleep. And those who suffer from psoriasis are more likely to eat poorly and not get enough vitamin D. By taking care of yourself internally first you can improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.