Why You Need Sunscreen Before and After Facial Treatments

Many people only consider putting on sunscreen when they are outdoors for a long period of time, such as going to the park or the beach, but it is actually important to wear sunscreen as frequently as possible to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. In particular, it is important to wear sunscreen before and after any facial treatment such as a facial, a chemical peel, or another type of treatment.

Sensitive Skin

When you get a facial, chemical peel, microdermabrasion, microneedling, or another anti-aging treatment, the extreme exfoliation exposes new, fresh skin to the surface. These newer, deeper layers of skin are more sensitive to the sun’s rays and may burn more easily. Sun exposure before or after exfoliation can also increase the likelihood of the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

Decrease Effectiveness

The goal of most treatments such as chemical peels and the like is to reveal a fresh layer of skin and promote collagen production in the skin. When you expose your skin to sun damage after these treatments, it makes them less effective. Because the skin is facing trauma from the sun, it is not as able to heal itself and produce the collagen that is needed to make you look younger.

Longer Lasting Results

You will have longer lasting results from your facial treatment if you use sunscreen religiously after your treatment. You will be able to go much longer between anti-aging treatments if you use sunscreen on a daily basis every time you go outside. You can increase your usage of sunscreen by buying moisturizer or makeup with an SPF of at least 30. 

If you are interested in learning more about before and after care for your skin, or if you want to schedule a facial treatment, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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