Microdermabrasion is a wonderfully reliable and versatile skin treatment that consistently promises to clarify, smoothen and brighten your skin. Not only does it offer effective-yet-gentle exfoliation, but it addresses a number of concerns about the complexion, from fine lines to congested skin. If you think that microdermabrasion is only doable in the colder months, think again! Microdermabrasion is perfectly fine for the warmer months, as long as you make sure to treat your face with an extra dose of TLC in the weeks following the procedure. Ensure that your newly exfoliated skin remains radiant and baby-soft by following certain guidelines.
1. Use Skin-Soothing Products That Replenish Moisture
In the weeks following your treatment, your skin will be thirsty for plenty of moisture. Double up on products that are ultra-hydrating for the skin, as the combination of intense heat and a high UV index can really prove a bit much for recently treated skin. Use products with ingredients like aloe vera, allantoin, chamomile and hyaluronic acid. Be sure to avoid products that are fragranced or contain exfoliating agents.
2. Stay Out of the Sun
Avoid sun exposure as much as possible in the first couple of weeks following your treatment. Your skin is ultra-sensitive to UV rays during that time! Complexions that burn very easily or are prone to redness may even need four weeks out of the sun to ensure that their skin can recover as well as possible! If spending time outdoors is unavoidable, remain in the shade as much as you are able and provide your own shade with the help of wide-brimmed hats and umbrellas.
3. Don’t Skimp on the Sunblock
At this point, we all know just how crucial daily wear of high SPF sunscreen is! After a microdermabrasion treatment and especially during the brightest time of the year, it is more important than ever to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
These simple, easy-to-follow guidelines can help to ensure that a microdermabrasion treatment goes as far as possible in the warmer months! Contact us today at MacMed Spa to schedule a consultation at our office in Milford, Framingham, or Hopedale.