If you’ve just finished up at a deep pore cleansing facial, your skin has been thoroughly ‘extracted’. That means clogged pores, blackheads and rough texture has been tackled for smoother skin all-round. As the esthetician will have squeezed your skin, it’s normal to expect redness (especially if your blackheads were large, and pores properly clogged). Expect a pinky-tinge for around 24-48 hours post-facial.
This is why you’re breaking out after a facial
Facials are like a 60-minute makeover (without an ugly ‘feature wall’). Whichever combo of steam, scrub, cleanser, peel, or extraction you go for, you’ll be reaping the benefits of good skin in a very short amount of time. But post-salon trip, our skin can go through various phases of ‘problematic’ before settling in to its new-found glow. This is what is (and isn’t) normal after a facial – aside from damn good skin.
By Rachel Spedding