After each session, it should be radiant and soft—but in some cases, it may also be super sensitive. Redness and breakout may occur, therefore, treating your skin to the proper post-facial care is essential. 


What’s more, because you’ve already invested in a rejuvenating facial treatment, you might as well go a little extra to maintain its results for as long as possible. 


As a skin aesthetic clinic in Singapore, we’ll give you a run-through of what you can expect after a facial treatment, along with the dos and don’ts in caring for your skin.  



What’s Normal Post-Facial?

Redness: It’s typical for the skin to experience redness following a facial treatment. It’s more usual in manual extractions that involve squeezing the skin to manage clogged pores and remove blackheads.


Rosy Glow: Poor blood circulation can result in dull, tired skin—and a facial massage can address this by increasing blood flow and delivering nutrients to the skin. It can result in a radiant, glowing skin that feels warm to the touch.


Breakout: It’s also usual to have a breakout in the form of pimples or rashes after a facial. It’s because the skin detoxifies on its own, ridding itself of toxins to reveal clearer and more luminous skin.



The effects of facial treatments are generally immediate and can last for up to seven days. But, to extend the results, keep these post-facial care tips in mind: 



Post-Facial Care: What to Do After a Treatment 

Stay Hydrated 

Facial treatments rid your skin of toxins to reveal a healthy, radiant complexion and you should keep this detox going by drinking at least the recommended 8 glasses of water a day. It should help plump up your skin, keeping it from looking tired and dull. 


Cleanse Gently 

Harsh scrubbing and cleansers can leave your skin feeling rather irritated, as it has already undergone deep exfoliation during facial. So, give your skin a break from over-zealous scrubbing for at least 48 hours post-facial and make sure to wash with gentle cleansing products when you do so. 


Follow Your Doctor’s Advice 

Following up at home with a skincare routine customised for you is essential for extending the results of your facial. It’s a great way to further improve your skin, more than merely keeping it from going back to the baseline. 


Schedule Your Next Appointment 

Many aesthetic doctors in Singapore liken facial treatments to car tune-ups. They suggest quarterly facial treatments, at a minimum, to help combat the toll that stress, pollution, and some of your lifestyle habits take on your skin.



Post-Facial Care: What Not to Do After a Treatment 

Visit the Steam Room

Depending on the type of facial you’ve had, your skin probably has already been exposed to steam and adding on could result in irritation or worse, broken capillaries. As such, you should also skip sunbathing and hitting the gym for a while as increased heat and sweating can also irritate your skin. 


Wax, Shave, or Undergo Hair Removal 

While it may be convenient to book them together, facial treatments don’t pair well with hair removal. It’s because undergoing a hair removal treatment right after a facial runs the risk of over-exfoliating and damaging your skin. 


Pick at Your Skin 

While tempting, picking on blackheads and whiteheads left behind after the treatment can potentially cause irritation and scarring. So, your best course of action is to leave them be and set a follow-up appointment with your doctor. 


Apply Heavy Makeup 

Avoid putting on makeup at least for the first day after your facial treatment. Besides the opportunity to flaunt your radiant skin, it will also help the nutrients used in the treatment to penetrate deep into your skin. 



Ready to put these post-facial treatment tips into action? Book your facial treatment at Shiro Aesthetic Clinic in Singapore today! 


We offer a wide range of facial treatments such as HydroPeel, Acne Peel, TCA Chemical Peel, Carbon Laser Therapy, and Diamond MicroDermabrasion. Set an appointment with us and we’ll help you identify which type of treatment is best for you.

Dr Zhang YiJun