Tres Belle Spa: What To Expect After An Acne Facial March 13 2019

Dear Friends,
At Tres Belle Spa we see a lot of acne. I am not just talking teen acne but, adult acne too. In this post I will shed some light on what to expect after an acne facial.

Acne is a condition in which the sebaceous glands ( oil glands ) become clogged, inflamed and infected. Most often if one of your parents had acne, you're likely to inherit it. Lifestyle and grooming habits can lead to it as well. For most, acne is a stubborn condition that has been a part of their lives for a longtime. It's understandable that some clients who come for acne facials are nervous because they don't know what to expect. 

It is crucial to seek out an experienced skincare professional to treat your skincare concerns, especially acne. Depending on your treatment provider, your appointment may include double cleansing, chemical peel, extractions, use of facial machines and products aimed at disinfection and healing. It's likely that if you seek out the advice of a dermatologist, you'll be prescribed topical creams and not receive the benefits of a facial. We have been thrilled lately to see dermatologists sending us patients for facials before prescribing "one size fits all" medications. 

There are different degree's of severity when it comes to acne. Whether the acne you experience is mild, moderate or severe, all types of acne need specialized treatments. When you are seeking help to heal acneic skin, it's important to be clear about expectations. 

THESE ARE NORMAL REACTIONS
After your acne treatments you might experience one or more of the following temporary conditions, none of which should be permanent if you have seen an experienced professional:

  • Redness of the skin that could last a few hours.
  • Light scabbing might occur from deep extractions.
  • Light breakout may occur as the skin purges.
  • Dry skin
THINGS TO DO AND THINGS TO AVOID AFTER AN ACNE FACIAL
Here are a few tips to keep the skin clean and maximize healing.
  • Change your pillowcase more frequently.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Avoid dairy foods.
  • Use cold water on skin instead of hot.
  • Do not use any harsh products or scrubs.
It is helpful to remember to be patient and not expect immediate results. As they say, these things take time. Also, I always like to tell my clients that zits crave attention. Let your skincare provider obsess so you don't have to.

Here's to your best skin!
XOAllison
If you're suffering from acne and breakouts, we can help. Book a visit with Tres Belle Spa.