Microdermabrasion is the most used by anyone looking to remove fine lines, wrinkles, or age spots.
It`s the go-to as it`s non-invasive, there is no downtime, it`s safe and results are visible almost immediately. It`s even safe to say at home Microdermabrasion is affordable.
We`ve covered the advantages of microdermabrasion in the past so that`s not for here or now, but you can check it here if you missed it.
Now after a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin will be tender so you need to use some good quality aftercare creams
We`ve covered this in detail in the past so we`ll not go into details here but I`ll cover the reasons you should use microdermabrasion or when.
It can be used to address a number of concerns, including:
Microdermabrasion machines can address skin issues such as
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Sun damage to the skin
After a microdermabrasion treatment, you will want to focus on your skin aftercare as instructed by the specialist.
Keep in mind that post-procedure instructions include following up with the products and keeping proper routines for optimal results! You can do a lot yourself too such as using moisturizers or avoiding harsh soaps if needed.
So that your skin recovers fast and to make sure that you get the results you expect, there are a variety of topical creams to use after microdermabrasion. We’re listing our top picks here.
What Are the Best Microdermabrasion Aftercare Products?
After a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin becomes dry and sensitive because the upper layer is peeled off. The creams listed here will speed up the healing and also calm your skin.
What to expect after a microdermabrasion treatment
Minor flaking or peeling can occur.
During a microdermabrasion treatment, the outer part of your skin gets filed away(please note that this is gentle and you`ll not even feel it). But after treatment, your skin will turn red but no reason to panic, this is very temporary.
Immediately after a treatment, some swelling and redness will occur, but these generally go away within a few hours of treatment. In case a harsh treatment was used, the redness may then stay for two to three days.
It`s normal to experience some flaking but this is nothing to worry about.
This is just dead skin that`s falling out to give way to new, younger refreshed skin which is the reason you get the microdermabrasion treatments in the first place.
Did you miss our post on how face peeling microdermabrasion machine works? you can check it here in detail.
Post-Microdermabrasion Skin Care Tips
While microdermabrasion treatment is a non-invasive procedure, your skin will be tender and sensitive after treatment.
To get the best results long term here is what you should do after a microdermabrasion treatment, you should follow these aftercare and recovery routines:
Clean your face straight after the treatment
Feel free to clean your face but use only warm water without any soaps, after a microdermabrasion treatment, your skin is sensitive and soaps or wash lotions are too harsh at this point.
Use a rich moisturizer
Not all skin moisturizers are made equal, use a hydrating and moisturizing cream that will help seal in moisture. Replenishing rich moisturizer should also be a consideration.
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Use sunscreen every time-
I think this goes without saying but then again many of us do ignore sunscreen. EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen SPF 46 should keep your skin protected.
Don`t Wax your face-
Ladies have facial hair too, this is a fact, ladies shave and wax unwanted hair, but you should avoid waxing immediately after a microdermabrasion treatment.
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Stay away from the sun
Skip the sun if possible after a microdermabrasion treatment. A good wide-brimmed UPF beach sun-protective hut should keep the sun away and your skin safe.
Keep yourself hydrated –
This gain goes without saying but you`ll be surprised you`ll not even notice when you`re not getting enough fluids.
Avoid the use of Harsh Chemicals
Avoid products with AHAs/BHAs, Benzoyl Peroxidewhen cleansing your face, stay away from any other harsh chemicals. Find a product that will not strip your face but help your skin maintain its natural barrier.
I use this affordable over-the-counter skin wash, it`s gentle,non-drying, and non-irritating.
You should do all the above for 1 week.