Microdermabrasion is an excellent way to remove dead skin cells from your skin, giving you a polished and more glowing complexion. You can get treatments done in a professional dermatologist's office or spa, or you can even do it yourself with at-home treatment products. Regardless, after treatment, your skin can feel sore or appear red for a couple hours afterward, and/or be extra sensitive for the next day or so. This requires gentle care. Here is how to care for skin after microdermabrasion.
Things You'll Need
- Cold/cool water
- Cold pack or face cloth
- Gentle skin cleanser
- Gentle moisturizer
If your face feels sore or similar to that of a sunburn, try rinsing your face with cold water or applying a cold pack or cold, wet face cloth to your face until it feels better.
When you do wash your face, be extra gentle. Use a sensitive skin cleanser that contains no harsh dyes, perfumes or chemicals, and make sure you rinse with lukewarm or cool water.
Apply a hypo-allergenic, unscented facial moisturizer after washing. Use a gentle touch when applying.
Avoid using harsh products for the next two days, especially those that contain anything with the following ingredients, which can further irritate the skin: salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid or glycolic acid. Be sure to also avoid exfoliating scrubs.
After two days or on the advice of your dermatologist, resume your regular skincare routine.