Frustrated because you have to go out every day and burn under the hot sunlight? Scared because you’re having insecurities about your facial beauty? Got stuck in an endless loop where you have sleeplessness and then dark spots all over your face because of that?
If you have several “issues” with your face including having wrinkles, wounds or acne, then microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a very common way nowadays to get rid of them. And it’s likely that you might have used/want to use this process to get rid of that grotesque stuff off your face.
If you have performed microneedling recently or want to have one in the future, then it’s very important to know what to do post microneedling and what to put on skin after microneedling.
What Exactly is Micro-needling Again?
Microneedling is basically a process where the collagen of your skin is pricked with the tiny needle-like substances so that it produces more and more collagen resulting in your skin becoming smoother and well, of course, brighter. Collagen is a protein that is found in your skin and several other parts of the body in the most abundant volume, by the way.
Microneedling is one kind of puncturing the skin for the greater good. It is a revival process of your skin. While this is a much harmless and almost absolutely painless process, still your skin is tortured and needs aftercare. Just like men do after shaving. No pain, no gain.
(Do not perform micro needling if you are pregnant or have a serious skin disease or big facial scars. If you have open and big wounds, don’t think about microneedling either. Also, don’t do it if you have received radiation therapy.)
Sometimes the smallest things in life need the biggest attention. A useless and careless approach after microneedling might turn things south. So, let’s not waste any more time and look at what to apply to your beautiful skin post microneedling.
Before we start with what to put on your skin, let us briefly discuss what steps you should take/should not take immediately after performing the action.
Steps to Take Immediately Post Microneedling
So, you want to know what steps you need to take after microneedling? We’ve discussed all you need to know.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water will help your dry skin. We all know water is one of the best natural medicines to keep your skin and whole body healthy and bright.
Just Don’t Sweat At All
Do not do any actions that’ll make you sweat. Sweating is bad for your skin after it’s microneedled. So, no gym or running or even jogging for a few days.
Don’t Touch Your Face
Don’t touch your face with dirty hands. If possible, don’t touch it at all. And always keep your hands clean.
Take Vitamins and Minerals
Eat foods that have a high amount of vitamins and minerals. You can try fruits that will keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Even when you are not dealing with microneedling.
For the next 24 hours, avoid perfumes. Avoid sunscreens as well. So no going out either. Do not go out and get exposed to the sunlight for the next few hours.
Microneedling can be done in two ways-in home using a Dermaroller or at a medical center.
However, if you’re performing it at home, make sure you consult a medical expert. Make sure he’s registered and has the necessary requirements and qualifications. Also use needles that have lengths of 0.2 mm, as is advised by the experts.
It’s better and safer to do this thing at a medical center under the supervision of a registered medical expert. Because there are high chances of the process going haywire if you are doing it all by yourself and never done it before anywhere.
Also, even if you have to do it all by yourself in case of unavoidable circumstances, consult a medical expert first. Now if you are doing it at a medical center, after you are done with the microneedling at the center, you probably should be heading towards your home.
If it is daytime, you should call a vehicle or taxi and head straight towards home without getting exposed to the sunlight. Don’t rush. You cannot sweat. Stay calm and cheerful.
Now after you’ve reached home, drink water and follow the aforementioned steps and do whatever you want as long as it’s not harmful to you.
What to Put on Skin After Microneedling?
Now let’s get to the final and most important part. What to put on your glorious beautiful rejuvenated skin after it has received some torture (for the noble cause of course) in the forms of microneedling.
Moderate Warm Water
Very moderate warm water should be used for washing your face. It’ll help take care of your revived skin. Do not use actually warm water though, the result will turn out to be catastrophic. By the way, don’t wash your face immediately. Wait till at least 4 hours have been passed.
A Cooling Face Mask
A cooling face mask might be considered for usage. You can find a cooling mask available in the marketplace or the medical shop next to your home.
You can try hyaluronic acid which is an immensely beneficial substance to keep your skin hydrated. There are many gels and serums available that contain this useful substance. Don’t get confused by the name.
Hyaluronic acid can actually be found in our body itself, where it is formed naturally. However, an external push will do you no harm. With the lucrative ability to hold up six liters of water per gram, it is a great moisturizer.
Moisturize your skin with coconut oil. In addition to the many benefits, coconut oil possesses, being a great moisturizer is also one of them.
However, don’t apply all these immediately after you’ve done microneedling. And definitely don’t apply it roughly. Be gentle on yourself.
If you experience irritation on your skin, use a cream that contains 1% hydrocortisone. It has some great effects.
After a few days, you can use makeup that will act as camouflage and hide the redness of your skin. You can find several camouflage makeups in the market.
However, make sure those are suitable for you after consulting your medical expert.
Take Expert’s Advice
Last but not the least, please take advice and instructions from your medical supervisor and follow his orders. If anything goes haywire, ping him up.
So, there goes our small effort on directing you to what to put on skin after microneedling. Hope we have done our job. Follow registered medical advice, have a nice glowing face and slay it out all over again!