7 Tips to Remember When Talking about Face Care
by Health Blogger Linda James
Facial care is probably one of the most searched item on a girl’s search engine page. No amount of effort yields the flawless skin that you want to have. But sometimes, even doing little can help a lot. Experts usually advise spending a few minutes daily to ensure that your face is clear of dirt and that it stays supple.
In the case of cosmetic surgery, however, the job is harder. Any type of plastic surgery for the face is aimed at improving/modifying facial features. A face lift, an eyelid surgery, or a Rhinoplasty (nose job) all work wonderfully to reposition or correct some of the facial abnormalities to suit your face and your preferences. However, while facial appearance is significantly important to your wellbeing, the health of your skin should also come first. Surgical procedures such as facial plastic surgery are invasive and can cause scarring, infections and swelling.
Here are 7 easy-to-remember tips that will help you give your face the utmost care, both before and after the surgery
- Clean it all up!
Facial skin can be unforgiving. No matter what you do, never forget to cleanse your face at night. Deep cleansing rids the skin of excess dirt and oil that clogs tiny pores on your face. This prevents zits and pimples from forming, especially if you have an oily T zone or cheek area. If you have acne, wash you face with water and a mild soap twice a day, to ensure that your pores can breathe.
Washing tip: Wash and cleanse in gentle circular strokes. Avoid rigorous strokes as they may stretch the skin in the long run.
Also ensure that the makeup you use is not too old. If it is changing texture or causes irritation, you must get rid of it.
- Don’t touch the face too much
Your hands collect bacteria all day and touching your face will just transfer them to the pores, causing them to be inflamed and irritated. When putting on makeup or a moisturizer, wash your hands thoroughly and wipe clean with facial tissue. Make sure not to wear sunglasses that you haven’t cleaned properly. A little care at each step goes a long way.
- Make water your new best friend
The key to beautiful, young skin is good hydration. And that is not an overstatement. It flushes out toxins from your body, removes wastes from your face and replenishes your energy levels. 8 to 10 glasses a day should do the trick!
- Treat your skin like its royal
After a brow lift, or an eyelid surgery you may have open skin that is prone to damage. Switch to mild cleansers and soaps that promise not to irritate your skin after a surgery. Use moisturizers that have a soothing effect but avoid those with fragrance and/or a sharp essence. The goal is to prevent pigmentation after the surgery as the skin is super sensitive.
- Do away with topical creams
Without proper prescription, topical creams must be discontinued after plastic surgery. Only the most appropriate cosmeceutical medicines should be applied depending on the needs of each patient. Scars and scabs will take their time to heal completely.
- Give it time
Depending on the type of surgery, your skin may take time to heal. An ear surgery or Otoplasty needs 7 to 10 days to set, while a Rhinoplasty take anything between 2 to 12 weeks to settle completely. Give your skin some space and let it rest as much as you can let it: the wounds need to heal. Do not worsen scarring or raise chances of infection by peeling skin or constantly touching it.
- Guard yourself from the sun
We all love sunbaths but it’s time to shy away for a while. Use a sunblock when going out (SPF 30) and avoid direct contact especially after a face lift surgery. Make sure not to opt for a thick, milky one with higher SPF. It will most likely clog your pores.
With time you can easily switch to your normal skin care routine (cleanse, hydrate and protect) and flaunt a new you!