Whether you’re planning on gifting yourself or a loved one a Valentine’s Day present, one of the best gifts that you can give is the gift of great skin. Flowers only last so long, and chocolate disappears a little too quickly, but the gift of beautiful skin is something you don’t get every day. At Co2Lift, we know that great skin is hard to come by, but it isn’t completely out of reach. That’s where microneedling comes in.
The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift
One way to pamper yourself or someone you love this Valentine’s Day is to book a skincare treatment that will transform the skin and improve its overall appearance. Microneedling is a perfect example of a treatment that is the skincare gift that keeps on giving. When paired with an effective post-treatment product like the CO2Lift, this particular treatment, combined with the collagen production that results from microneedling, will lead to glowing, beautiful, and youthful-looking skin.
The Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is a collagen induction treatment that relies on the healing powers of the body for dramatic results. During treatment, a device with tiny needs is inserted repetitively into the skin, creating micro-channels in the skin. The body responds to these micro-injuries with increased collagen production in the area of treatment. The benefits of this treatment are many, and it can help improve:
- Acne scars
- Skin tone and texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Pigmentation issues
- Sun-damaged skin
How to Prepare for a Microneedling Treatment
To get the best results from this skincare treatment, there are some steps that you can take to prepare for your treatment so you’re ready when you walk into your appointment and you know how to care for your skin once your treatment is over.
Avoid Harsh Topical Products
At least three days before your appointment, stop using any harsh topical skincare products that will make your skin overly sensitive before a microneedling session. Avoid all products that contain retinol or other active ingredients like acids, which can make your skin sensitive. If you walk into your appointment with inflamed or irritated skin, the treatment will not give you the best results and will only further irritate your skin.
Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure
One of the worst things you can do before or after any skincare treatment is to get sunburned. Avoid excessive sun exposure during the week leading up to your appointment, as well as the days following your treatment. Wear high-quality sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect your skin from the sun and avoid a sunburn. Doing so will make sure that your skin is ready for treatment and won’t react poorly post-treatment.
Show Up With a Clean Face
The best way to show up to your appointment is with a clean, dry face, free of products or makeup. If you’re coming to your appointment straight from work and you aren’t able to show up without makeup, it’s perfectly ok. If that’s the case, your esthetician will cleanse your face before your treatment begins.
Microneedling Aftercare: Getting the Best Results
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Hydration is essential post-treatment. Your skin will absorb products very quickly because it will be covered in micro-channels. These microchannels will allow products to seep into your skin effortlessly. Now is the time to apply all of your nutrient-rich products, like creams, masks, and serums so that your skin can get double the benefit that it would normally.
The CO2Lift Face
Our CO2Lift is the perfect hydrating product to apply post-treatment. Your skin will soak up all of the nutrient-rich ingredients in our CO2Lift Face, which works similar to a hydrating mask and is the perfect post-treatment remedy. This product is effective on normal skin but can deliver even more results to skin with micro-channels after a treatment like microneedling. It will rejuvenate the skin, and it provides many benefits:
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin texture
- Brightens skin tone
- Improves the appearance of dark under-eye circles
- Deep hydration of the skin
- Improves the appearance of sunspots
- Reduces the appearance of large pores
Avoid Sweating for 24 Hours
Avoid activities that will make you sweat post-treatment. Sweating will irritate your skin and the salt in your sweat can cause stinging, especially because it will be opened up and covered in micro-channels. For 24 hours post-treatment, avoid intense workouts, saunas, hot tubs, or other situations that could cause sweating and skin irritation.
Wait to Apply Makeup
Avoid applying makeup to your skin for at least 24 hours post-treatment. This is the time to apply nutrient-rich serums, moisturizes, and products that will nourish and hydrate your skin. Makeup will not nourish your skin; it will do the opposite. When you focus on giving your skin everything that it needs to recover post-treatment, you will get a natural glow that you won’t want to hide with makeup products.
Invest in Beautiful Skin This Valentine’s Day
Whether you schedule a microneedling appointment for yourself or someone else this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to stock up on the essential hydrating products to apply post-treatment to get the best results. Visit us at CO2Lift to learn more about our CO2Lift products and how they can help you give (or get) the gift of beautiful skin.