Changing Your Skin Care Routine After A Facelift

A facelift can change your entire aesthetic to look years younger. A facelift will take the deep lines from the forehead and under the eyes as well as lift any sagging skin. After your face has properly healed from your lift, you may want to come up with a new skin care regimen for your newly augmented face. Here are some skin care products and regimen updates you may want to make after your lift.

Choose gentle cleansing products

One of the mistakes that people can make during skincare routines is to perform harsh exfoliation. Instead of using harsh scrubbing agents on the skin, select a gentle cleanser for your face. When you must exfoliate, use your cleanser and a facial brush with a light touch. Scrubbing lightly can cleanse your skin and keep your pores clear.

Utilize a cleansing oil

A cleansing oil to remove makeup is one of the best choices. Facial cleansers often do not dissolve all makeup, which can clog the pores, causing acne and other face problems. Many makeup removal wipes contain harsh chemicals such as alcohol, which can dry out the skins natural moisture. To remove makeup, gently rub in a cleansing oil, then rinse or wipe off the face. This will remove all traces of makeup and give you a clean slate for your face care routine.

Invest in retinol products

Retinol products are considered the holy grail of anti-aging products. Retinol helps to fight wrinkles, and keep the face supple. You can get prescription retinol products from a dermatologist, or you can invest in over the counter retinoids. If you prefer to use natural or organic skin care, rosehip seed oil contains natural retinol, which can also be used as an anti-aging product. Apply your retinoid products at night, since retinol will make the skin sensitive to light. Remember to keep retinol away from your sensitive eye area.

Get a higher sunscreen

After surgical procedures, it is important that you protect your skin from the sun. Sensitive skin is susceptible to the problems that sun brings, including sunburn and melasma. Invest in a product that is SPF 50 or higher to use after your procedure. Use sunscreen as one of the steps to your skin care routine, both day and night. If you ordinarily break out from using sunscreen, try a beauty balm that offers both makeup tint and SPF to protect the face.  

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