Wash and moisturize. Be sure to wash your face immediately after the procedure. This will remove any crystals left over on your face. Wash, and then pat dry. Be sure to keep the skin moisturized, as well, throughout day.
Avoid direct sunlight if you can. Apply sunscreen about every three hours until your skin is healed. Also wear a hat and sunglasses when you go outside. Use moisturizer with SPF or 30 or more to better protect your skin from the sun.
Wait 24 hours before doing any strenuous activities. Resume your regular routine, but avoid doing a lot of exercise the day after your microdermabrasion. Give your body this time to heal. Also avoid swimming in chlorinated pools for a few days after your treatment because the chlorine is very drying.
Avoid beauty routines that might irritate your skin. Wait at least a week before waxing any areas that were treated. Check the ingredients in your skincare products for Retin-A, glycolic acids, fragrances, and/or a high alcohol content. Don’t use products with any of those ingredients for at least two days following your procedure.
Don’t touch your treated skin. Keep your hands away from your sensitive, treated skin so it doesn’t become more irritated by the oils and bacteria on your hands. Wash your hands well before applying moisturizer or sunscreen to minimize those oils and bacteria. Also avoid scratching and picking at your skin.
Wait at least a week between treatments. Give your skin time to recover after your treatment. Go ahead and schedule multiple treatments, but keep them at least a week apart. After your first few treatments, you might change to a less frequent regimen.
Eat and drink healthfully. After your procedure, eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water. This will help keep you hydrated and your skin moisturized. Be sure to avoid sweating, too.