Are you considering getting a facial? If yes, you are not alone.

You see, many women in Singapore are saving up to get a facial that will improve their looks and address their skin issues.

As you likely know, there are different types of facials. While some may be good for your skin and help you glow up, others may negatively affect your skin.

So before picking a facial, it is wise that you book an appointment with a skincare consultant and share your skin concerns with them.

Regardless of the types of facial you eventually opt for, there are certain things you should avoid before and after the day of your facial. Below are some of them.

Learn more about facial therapies in Singapore here.

Exfoliating your skin

Exfoliating your face a day or two before your facial is by no means a good idea, as it will make your skin sensitive.

Keep in mind that a reaction may occur when the ingredients of your facial treatment react with the ingredients (glycolic acid and retinol) in the exfoliating product you used.

It is also crucial that you don’t squeeze your pimple before getting a facial, as it may cause inflammation.

Don’t consume too much caffeine and alcohol

Consuming beverages that are loaded with caffeine and alcohol can cause the following issues.

  • Increased skin sensitivity
  • Skin redness

Staying away from these drinks for a few days before and after your facial will increase the odds of you getting the results you desire.

Don’t apply make-up immediately

While this is not a hard and fast rule, skin health experts recommend keeping your skin make-up free so that you can get the most out of your facial.

Makeup can reduce the breathability of your skin and may prevent your skin from healing quickly.

Keep in mind that if your makeup comes in contact with an open wound from the extraction, you may experience a breakout.

Getting a tan

This is something you must avoid before and after getting a facial.

Exposing your skin to the sun can cause dehydration, sensitivity, and sunburn. Getting a facial when you have sunburn is a terrible idea as the ingredients in the anti-aging and acne treatment that will be used during your facial will react with your skin.

If your skin was exposed to the sun for a long time in the day before your facial treatment, it should be in your best interest to postpone the facial.

It is also important that you avoid the sun after your facial, as it can cause dryness and redness.

Final note

Applying the tips discussed in this article will help you get the most out of your facial and improve your skin health.

Be sure to follow the aftercare instructions and suggestions given by the skin care expert in the salon where you got your facial.

The skincare products you should use after your facial should be mild and free from strong ingredients that may react with your skin.