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Skin Care Tips After A Facial

If you’re interested in becoming an esthetician, you’re likely aware of some of the great benefits of facials. They unclog pores, help remove toxins, and clean the skin so that it’s more open to absorbing moisturizers and other products. However, the exfoliating and deep-cleansing done in facials can leave the skin very vulnerable afterward, so after-facial skin care shouldn’t be overlooked. Take a look at this guide for the basics of taking care of your face after receiving a facial:

Drink water

This tip appears again and again in almost every skin care guide because it’s a huge way to boost your skin’s health from the inside out. Stay hydrated before and after your facial, and you’ll find you leave with healthier glowing skin.

Stay out of the sun

Most facials incorporate some kind of a peel or exfoliation that removes the protective top layers of skin, leaving a younger and vulnerable layer on the surface. This layer of skin is much more susceptible to burns, which can leave permanent damage and scarring. Your esthetician will finish your appointment with a professional SPF product, but you should make sure you’re prepared for after the appointment with sunglasses and a hat to keep your skin further protected. This also means absolutely no tanning beds for the first few days.

Go makeup free

Various treatments are performed, which could lose some of their effectiveness if you apply too many clogging products afterward. Try sticking with just a sunscreen after the facial, and only use mineral powder makeup if you’re returning to work or going to an event later that day.

Avoid using cleansers

Again, because of all of the treatments involved in the facial, your skin should have a rest from any cleansing products and scrubbing that are a normal part of your routine. At least for the first 24 hours, simply rinse your face with cool water, and avoid using any washcloths or wipes. For a few days after the treatment, apply a gentle cleanser using only your fingers.

Don’t use the sauna or gym

Many types of facials have a steaming treatment that increases circulation and gives you a glow. Reheating or steaming your face can make your already sensitive skin even more vulnerable and can lead to redness caused by broken capillaries. You should also consider skipping the gym after a facial to avoid sweat and heat ruining your after-facial glow.

Schedule your massage before your facial

Following a facial, when you are face down you can cause damage to the skin from the pressure received during from your massage therapist. You should also try sleeping on your back for the first night after a facial to avoid imprints and introducing bacteria from your pillowcase onto your face.

Listen carefully to instructions

The most important after-care tips will come directly from your esthetician, depending on the specific treatments they’ve done, so make sure to listen to and follow the instructions carefully. Extractions, microdermabrasion and other more intense treatments may require certain products or practices for the couple of days following the facial. Don’t be afraid to ask any after-care questions you have – it’s better to be more prepared than to damage the skin unnecessarily.

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Cellulite And The Body Types Most Likely To Develop It

Most people have heard of cellulite but not many people know that their body type could actually contribute towards whether or not they develop it.

It is the bane of most women’s lives and you really cannot open a magazine up without seeing a circled picture of some celebrity with cellulite. There are several different treatments available to reduce the appearance of it, but nobody really knows how to eliminate and prevent the condition from appearing in the first place.

Contrary to what people may think cellulite happens to each and every woman at some stage in their lives. It does not matter if you are fat, thin, sporty or a couch potato, you are at some point going to develop cellulite and your body shape determines exactly where abouts you are going to get it.

Cellulite and Your Body Type

There are four different body types and these include Lymphatic, Thyroid, Android and Gynaeoid. Each different type has a different shape and different fatty deposit areas, and that is what determines where cellulite will build up.

Lymphatic Body Types

If you have a Lymphatic body type then you are unlucky enough to have the worst type of body for cellulite to develop on. Basically you are prone to putting weight on all over the body and the weight also comes on pretty quickly. This is due to the fact that you have a slower metabolic rate which makes it harder to burn off the calories and fat that you eat every day.

Generally you are not only at risk of developing cellulite but you are at risk of developing severe cellulite and that can appear anywhere on the body.

Android Body Types

If you have an Android body type, you will have broad shoulders and a strong physique. Generally Android types have a body-builder type metabolism which means that you are more prone to gaining weight on the upper body than you are on the lower body. If you are going to get cellulite it will appear on the front of the abdomen and on the hips, but you will never usually see it on your lower body.

Gynaeoid Body Types

Gynaeoid body types have quite a curvy shape to them and they generally have a small waist. Weight gain is usually found mainly on the thighs and the lower buttocks and when you try and actually lose weight, you will notice that weight tends to come off from areas that do not really need it. So, the most common area for cellulite on the Gynaeoid body type is on the buttocks and the thighs.

Thyroid Body Types

Finally, the Thyroid body type generally has long limbs and models and dancers usually belong to this category. Luckily if you have this body type you do not find it easy to gain weight and you have the body type that is least likely to develop any cellulite. If you do get a problem it will usually be on the buttocks or on the back of the thighs.

So your body type does make a difference when it comes to developing cellulite, and now you should have some idea of what areas to combat and where to look to see if you do have a cellulite problem.