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How To Keep Your Skin Healthy After a Chemical Treatment

Chemical treatments, which may include microdermabrasion, exfoliation and power peels, are all great ways to make your skin feel soft and luxurious. They’re the perfect way to clean up dead skin and leave your skin looking gorgeous and glowing. However, they can also leave their mark on your skin. How can you make sure microdermabrasion leaves your skin looking fabulous? Here are the best aftercare suggestions.

1. Avoid Anything That Will Raise Your Skin Temperature

For the day or two after a chemical treatment, you want to avoid anything that’s going to raise the temperature of your skin. That means avoiding hot tubs, saunas, workouts and even extremely hot showers. Your best bet is to keep the skin nice and cool, as it will help improve the healing process and make you feel much better.

2. Drink Lots of Water

After a chemical treatment, you need to keep your skin nice and moisturized, and that means moisturizing from the outside and the inside. Drinking lots of water can actually be incredibly helpful in the first few days after your chemical treatment. You may even feel extra thirsty, as your body is trying to replace the moisture you may have lost during the chemical treatment. Additionally, you should apply light moisturizers if you’ve been told to.

3. Don’t Pick at the Treated Skin

Your skin may peel and crack a bit in the days following your chemical treatment. However, as tempting as it may be, resist the urge to pick at the peeling skin. When the skin peels naturally, it’s because it’s dead skin falling off. If you pick at the peeling skin, however, you may pick off skin that’s still covering healing skin. That can end up causing damage to the skin.

4. Keep Your Skin Safe From the Sun

UV rays can be especially harmful to your skin just after a chemical treatment, as your skin is trying to heal itself after the procedure. That means it’s especially important to keep your skin safe from the sun until it’s fully healed. Try to stay indoors as much as possible in the days following your chemical treatment, and if you need to go outside, make sure you apply sunscreen or a sun-protective moisturizer. It’s a good idea to wear hats if you go outside as well.

5. Listen to Any and All Recommendations From Your Esthetician

Your esthetician should be the final say when it comes to keeping your skin healthy after your chemical treatment. Once you’ve done your chemical treatment, your esthetician should give you some post-treatment care guidelines, which it’s important to follow. If you have any questions, you should also call your esthetician to find out what you should do.

If you’re thinking about getting a chemical treatment, you might want to consider doing it through Ogle School. With the Ogle School student salon, you can get a high-quality chemical treatment for your skin at a great price. Plus, you’ll be helping students learn to perform these types of treatments on all different types of skin.

Conclusion

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After a chemical treatment, the skin can be very delicate, and the most important thing to do is to keep your skin as safe as possible. That may mean avoiding hot showers and saunas, applying sunscreen liberally, and always listening to whatever your esthetician tells you to do. This way, you’ll be able to get the best results on your chemical treatment without any issues.

About the Author

Jeff Chiarelli
Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.