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How to Care for Your Skin Before, During, and After a Starlight Facial

Updated: Mar 7

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Starlight Glow Getters know the wonders a customized facial can do for your skin! But did you know that proper preparation and aftercare are crucial for maximizing the benefits for your skin? By following these steps, you can ensure optimal results and maintain your complexion's Starlight Glow long after the treatment ends.

Before Your Starlight Facial

Following several simple guidelines will ensure your skin is ready and in a neutralized state to receive treatment. While the intensity will vary based on the type of facial you receive and your skin sensitivity, you want to prepare your canvas as best as possible.

Do Not Schedule Botox, Dysport or other Dermal Fillers

For a minimum of 2 weeks leading up to your facial, do not schedule Botox, Dysport, or other dermal filler appointments. Injectables like Botox and Dysport that treat facial wrinkles take up to 2 weeks to fully settle, meaning that any movement like lymphatic drainage, gua sha, or more invasive treatments like microneedling can cause the injectable to migrate to unwanted places and cause undesired results.

Starlight also recommends clients wait at least 2 weeks post-facial to schedule injectable appointments.

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Do Not Use Retinoids

While we love prescription and natural retinoids (like Starlight's Light Matrix serum), you should avoid using them 2 weeks before a facial. Retinoids' powerful ingredients, while great for promoting healthy skin renewal and combating hyperpigmentation and uneven texture, your skin can be more sensitive, which may lead to adverse reactions during a facial treatment. To minimize risks, pause their use at least two weeks before your facial appointment.

Consistency is Key

At Starlight, we will forever preach the benefits of a consistent skincare routine, and before your facial treatment is no difference! Leading up to your facial, stick to a familiar skincare routine and avoid introducing any new or aggressive products, as this may disrupt your skin's balance.

Now that your skin is perfectly prepped for a relaxing treatment, here's a reminder of the importance of communicating with your Glow Master during your treatment.

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Communication goes a Long Way

Any Glow Master's goal is to provide a relaxing and transformative experience to every Starlight client. During your facial, speak openly with your Glow Master about any specific concerns, areas of sensitivity, or questions you may have. An open flow of communication will help them tailor the treatment to your needs, ensuring an effective and safe experience.

While we always strive for a pleasant experience, if a technique or product causes you discomfort (i.e. burning, increased sensitivity,) always inform your Glow Master right away.

After Your Facial

Following your facial treatment, you will feel relaxed and glowing. Now it's time to nourish your skin to maintain that healthy glow!

Stay Hydrated

After your facial treatment, your skin needs extra hydration to replenish and rejuvenate. Drink more water than usual to flush out toxins and deeply hydrate your skin from within. This will enhance the effects of the treatment and help maintain your skin's healthy glow.

Avoid Sweat and Sunlight

Excessive sweating and direct sunlight, especially after rigorous treatments like microneedling or Morpheus 8, should be kept to a minimum. Avoid strenuous exercise and prolonged sun exposure for at least 24 hours to prevent sensitivity. If you must go outside, wear a broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen.

Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Say it with us: clean. your. makeup. brushes. Seriously, we can't stress this enough! Makeup brushes are covered with bacteria and other debris, making them super-spreaders for bacteria to re-enter your skin. To prevent contamination or breakouts, clean your makeup brushes routinely, especially after a facial.

Be Consistent with your Skincare Routine

Consistency is key. Regularly using non-comedogenic products, such as Starlight Skin's exclusive line of skincare, will ensure your skin is glowing for weeks following your treatment. Work with your Starlight Glow Master to develop a skincare regime that targets your concerns and helps you reach your skin goals.

We all want healthy, glowing skin! For long-lasting results from your facial, it is crucial to care for your skin before, during, and after your treatment. By following proper care, you can enhance the effects and maintain the benefits of a facial treatment. By following these simple steps into your routine, you will be on your way to a healthy, radiant complexion that will have you turning heads!

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