Sunscreen is important every day, but after a skincare treatment it is even more vital that you don’t skip this part of your skincare routine. Whether you have had a facial, a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or microneedling, your skin will be extra sensitive in many ways. Avoiding direct sunlight and wearing sunscreen when that is not possible is important for your overall results. Here are some excellent reasons to wear sunscreen after skincare treatment.
Sun Damage Ages You
Sun damage happens when you are in the sun on a daily basis, even if you are not spending vast amounts of time outdoors. The sun’s rays are very aging to the skin. Too much sun exposure can make your skin drier and more apt to burn. After a skincare treatment, your fresh, new skin that is at the surface is extremely sensitive to the sun’s rays. If you spend too much time outdoors without sunscreen just after getting one of these skincare treatments, it will age the new skin faster, and you will not get the results you are seeking.
More Prone to Burning
When you get a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or microneedling, the process reveals fresh new skin and promotes the growth of new skin cells. This newer, fresher skin is more prone to burning. You will find that it is very easy to get a sunburn on your cheeks or forehead after one of these skincare treatments. For your comfort and your health, it is important that you avoid the sun and use sunscreen every day.
Great Time to Start a New Habit
If you don’t typically use sunscreen every day, now is a great time to start a new habit. By using sunscreen after skincare treatments, the time when you need it the most, you are starting a healthy habit that you can do everyday. If you wear sunscreen on a daily basis, your skin will be healthier, and you will reduce your risk for many skin cancers.
If you are interested in getting a facial skincare treatment for yourself but want the best possible results, contact us today for more information about aftercare or to schedule an appointment.