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Here are the Products I use After a Vampire Facial.

Updated: Nov 2, 2018

Here's the requested post. After a Vampire Facial or Microneedling (with or without PRP), you shouldn't return to your normal skincare routine because you will have micro wounds after treatment.


This is what I use for a week after treatment:


CLEAN


I use the Gentle Cleanser for All Skin Types by ZO Skin Health, Zein Obagi MD in the morning and evening. Do not use a Clarisonic or other powered cleansing brushes for at least one week after your treatment.






REGENERATE

Serums with antioxidants are key, as its properties are ideal to help heal the skin by soothing and lessening irritation. I use the Regenerating Skin Nectar by Alastin Skincare in the morning and evening before I apply my lotion.





HYDRATE


My skin felt very dry after treatment for a couple of days until I started to peel (only a little). A lotion with peptides will help restore the skin's moisture balance. I use TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream by SkinMedica in the morning and evening. The peptides in this cream regulate cell functionality and stimulate collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.



I usually wait two days to apply makeup. Make sure your brushes or sponges are clean. At the end of the day remember to apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 or greater sunscreen to your skin. I know I should use this every day, but I don't. I'm bad at remembering this last step. My favorite sunscreen is HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 - it's not oily at all and it's very light on the skin.

Refrain from working out and swimming 72 hours after treatment. Do not use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) scrubs or anything perceived as “active” skincare for one week post treatment. Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I hate it when influencers pretend to use certain products just to make money. I've turned down sponsored content many times before due to quality and companies asking me to lie (I'll add a link here to a Saturday Storytime segment to tell you all about it).