Does your skin breakout After a Facial?

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Majority of the time the questions always running through the head after a facial is always “Will a facial cause me to breakout?” Throughout our years in business, we have heard this question from clients and from time to time have estheticians ask us this question as well.

Today we are going to discuss this common beauty myth, and why clients and estheticians should not worry about experiencing severe breakouts after a facial.

Why Breakouts Shouldn’t Happen After a Facial

Are breakouts normal after a facial? If the following are performed as part of a facial treatment, breakouts should not occur:

Skin analysis

One of the many reasons why a skin analysis is essential for each facial appointment is that it allows an esthetician to get to know the skin.

In getting to know the skin, an esthetician can choose the best products for each client’s skin type.

Estheticians can also hear personally from clients products they may have used that do not work well with their skin. For example, if a client has oily skin, an esthetician should avoid heavier creams and oil-based products, and select products that will not put a client’s skin at risk for breakouts.

Sanitary conditions

This includes clean sheets, having disposable cotton and facial tissues on site, tools in an autoclave, no double-dipping and the esthetician using new, vinyl gloves.

If these conditions are met, bacteria will not be transferred to the client’s skin, reducing chances for breakouts. If a client does experience a breakout after facial, unsanitary conditions could be the culprit.

Proper extraction techniques

If proper extraction techniques are performed, there should be little likeliness of breakouts post-facial. 

Estheticians should use vinyl gloves and a magnifying lamp during this process and only extract open comedones, closed comedones, papules, pustules, and milia.

Proper treatments

It’s important to remember that acne is not formed overnight and cannot be cured in one session.

After extractions, the skin should be treated with an astringent and mask to help prevent any secondary infections.

A second mask that is soothing is also recommended, as it is effective in removing any redness that may be left over from the extractions.

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