If you’re reading this, you've likely just left your first Glowbar facial. Let us be the first to tell you, you’re absolutely glowing. Our pro estheticians do some pretty magical work during your 30-minute appointment – seriously, we think they may be wizards. However, the care you take after your facial is just as important as the treatment itself. To ensure your skin continues to glow, here's a handy guide to post-Glowbar skincare.
1. Steer clear of active ingredients
After a facial, your skin may be more sensitive than usual, making it essential to avoid any active ingredients for three to five days. Active ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Retinol can be harsh on your freshly treated skin. These ingredients are known for their exfoliating and resurfacing properties, which can cause irritation or redness. Give your skin a breather by sticking to gentle products during the days following your appointment.
2. Keep it simple: a gentle cleanser and moisturizer with extra hydration
Your skin is in a delicate state post-facial, so simplicity is key. Use a mild, hydrating cleanser to remove impurities without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. Follow up with a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer to lock in hydration. If your skin feels a bit drier than usual after the facial, consider using a hydrating serum or a moisturizer with added hydration properties.
Our estheticians recommend:
Cleanser: Environ Mild Cleansing Lotion
Moisturizer: Environ Vita-Complex Super Moisturiser
3. Skip the sweat for a bit
While there is nothing like a post-workout glow, it's best to skip intense workouts immediately after a facial. Sweating heavily can lead to clogged pores and skin irritation. Opt for light, low-impact activities like walking or yoga during the first 24-48 hours post-facial to allow your skin to recover fully.
4. SPF: Apply, protect, repeat
Sun protection is a non-negotiable step in your post-facial routine. Your skin is more vulnerable to UV damage after a facial, so be diligent about sun protection. Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every morning, even if you don't plan to spend much time outdoors. Additionally, if you're going outside, consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat to provide extra protection from the sun's harmful rays.
Our estheticians recommend: EltaMD UV Broad Spectrum SPF 46
5. Embrace your glow and book your next appointment
By following these simple aftercare steps, you can prolong the benefits of your Glowbar facial and maintain your radiant complexion. Keep in mind, a little tenderness or flush of the skin is normal post-facial.
Remember that consistency is key to achieving and preserving healthy, glowing skin. Enjoy your post-facial glow, snap some selfies and share them far and wide #afterglowbar, and then book your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you again next month!
Our estheticians Recommend: Sofie Pavitt Face Nice Ice Toner Pods