Wondering how to prepare for your first facial appointment? While going to an esthetician can have amazing effects on your skin, its important to to follow a few simple steps to make sure your treatment goes smoothly.

PRODUCT LIST

From what sunscreen you use to your morning cleanser, your esthetician will want to know what your skincare routine includes. Knowing what products are used can help your esthetician diagnose any skin issues you may have or if something isn’t agreeing with your skin.

PLAN CAREFULLY

Getting your first facial the day before a wedding? Most specialists would recommend giving your skin some breathing room between a treatment and a major event, especially if you haven’t had that treatment before. While the chances of a reaction aren’t high, its best not to risk it.

AVOID HAIR REMOVAL

Its important to avoid wax or razors the day before and after a facial treatment. Shaving or waxing before a facial can result in extra sensitive skin. Hair removal after a facial might even cause breakouts or severe irritation.

CHECK THE LABELS

Certain medications can cause thinning of the skin and should be avoided for an extended period of time before a facial to avoid damage.d

SUN EXPOSURE

Getting a facial with a sunburn would make for an unpleasant skin experience. Tanning beds and sun bathing should be avoided for at least a week before your appointment.

COMMUNICATION

The best thing to do is talk to your esthetician! From product interactions to skin problems, they should be your go to source for treatment questions and customized skincare plans.

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