How to Prepare for a Facial

How Should You Prepare For A Hydrafacial?

A hydrafacial is a non-invasive skin treatment that can improve the appearance of your skin in just one session. It’s perfect for all skin types and can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, and acne. 

  1. Cleanse Your Face

The first step is to ensure that your face is completely clean and free of any makeup or other creams before your appointment. The esthetician will be using steam machines to open up your pores and apply resurfacing products. As such, it is important that they have access to all parts of your face during this process. Additionally, it’s best to avoid exfoliating for at least 24 hours before your treatment, as suction devices are used that could cause abrasions if any dead skin cells are blocking them from being effective. 


  1. Avoid Sun Exposure

Next, it’s important to avoid sun exposure leading up to your hydrafacial appointment. This is because the treatment is highly effective at removing sun damage from the skin, but if your skin has been exposed to sunlight beforehand, this could reduce its effectiveness. To protect your skin, try to stay inside on sunny days or wear sunscreen if you have to be outside.


  1. Drink Plenty Of Water

In the days leading up to your appointment, it’s also important to drink plenty of water. This is because the steam machines and suction devices used during the hydrafacial can make the skin on your face more vulnerable to dehydration. Ensuring that you are properly hydrated can help maintain healthy levels of hydration in all areas of your body, including the affected area, and prevent your skin from feeling dry or tight after your facial. Try to avoid drinking caffeinated beverages before your treatment, as these drinks can further dehydrate you due to their diuretic properties. Instead, opt for green tea for its antioxidant benefits. 


4. Avoid Smoking

If you smoke, it’s best to avoid smoking before your hydrafacial appointment. Smoking is harmful to the skin and can lead to premature wrinkles and age spots. Additionally, smokers often have smaller blood vessels than nonsmokers, which can limit the effectiveness of the products used during the treatment. If you can’t quit smoking completely, try to cut down on your smoking in the days leading up to your appointment. If possible, try to abstain from smoking for at least 24 hours before your hydrafacial to give your esthetician the best chance of improving the appearance of your skin. 


5. Arrive Relaxed And Ready To Relax

Finally, it’s important to arrive at your hydrafacial appointment feeling relaxed and ready to relax. Try to avoid any stressful situations in the hours leading up to your treatment and take some time for yourself before heading to the spa. If you’re feeling anxious, listening to some music, reading a book or playing short games on your phone can relieve the anxiety. The esthetician will go over all of the procedures that will be taking place during your treatment, so you won’t feel nervous about what’s happening. After your treatment, plan on spending at least an hour at the spa to relax and enjoy the results of your hydrafacial. 


By following these simple steps to prepare for your hydrafacial, you’ll be able to maximize its effectiveness and achieve the best possible results for your skin. So go ahead and book your appointment with confidence, knowing that you’ve taken the necessary steps to prepare for a successful treatment.