After a microdermabrasion treatment, it is generally recommended to wait a certain period of time before washing your face. The specific instructions may vary depending on the recommendations of your aesthetician or dermatologist, as well as the type of microdermabrasion procedure you underwent.
However, here are some general guidelines to consider:
- Follow Professional Advice: It’s essential to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your skincare professional. They are familiar with your specific treatment and can provide the most accurate guidance on when it is safe to wash your face.
- Wait for the Recommended Time: In many cases, it is advised to wait at least 24 hours before washing your face following a microdermabrasion treatment. This waiting period allows your skin to recover and reduces the risk of irritation or damage.
- Use Gentle Cleansers: When you’re ready to cleanse your face after the recommended waiting period, opt for a gentle cleanser that is suitable for your skin type. Avoid using harsh or abrasive scrubs, exfoliants, or cleansing brushes immediately after microdermabrasion, as your skin may be more sensitive.
- Avoid Hot Water and Rough Towels: When washing your face, use lukewarm water instead of hot water, as hot water can further irritate your skin. Pat your face dry gently with a soft towel, avoiding any rough rubbing or pulling.
- Moisturize and Protect: After washing your face, apply a moisturizer recommended by your skincare professional to help soothe and hydrate your skin. Additionally, be sure to apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 or higher to protect your newly exposed skin from sun damage.
Remember, it is important to consult with your skincare professional for personalized advice based on your specific skin condition and the type of microdermabrasion procedure you received. They will provide you with the most accurate instructions to ensure optimal healing and results.
Rebecca is a licensed aesthetician and certified laser technician with almost 15 years experience in the dermatology. Her life-long passion is making people look good and happy.