Pre-Facial Care Instructions

Individual instructions may vary upon skin type/facial/peel received.  For best results and to reduce the risk of complications it is recommended that you take the following into consideration prior to your treatment.


What to expect:  Facials are most effective when recived monthly, results vary based upon many factors inclduing genetic factors, current skin conditions & at home care. Please be as clear as possible about your current and past facial experinces, we can not gaurantee results, or know exactly how ones skin will react to a facial service. Our Facial services are designed with safety in mind, which means multiple sessions will be needed to see a long term resultThe day of, and possible for a few days after a Facial, your skin may feel tight and almost as if you have a sun burn if you received a peel. All skin types do not physically peel after receiving a Chemical peel; this is due to your skin genetics and your current skin care routine. If your skin does begin to peel, it will normally start 2-3 post peel, & start around the nose and mouth area, eventually working its way outward. Peeling should be complete in seven days. As the skin peels it may appear darker on areas with acne breakouts or current hyper pigmentation until dead skin peels off. Microdermabrasion lightly scrathches this skin to force skin cells off, for best results keep your skin hydrated before and after the procedure. Be concerned if you have a persistent "burning" sensation after a Facial, this could indicate a reaction to an ingredient in the products used during the treatment. Please inform your technician if you have sensitivity, during & after your service. 


  • Avoid sun exposure since sun damaged skin does not respond as well to treatment.  When you must be in the sun, prepare for a chemical peel by using a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 whenever you go outside, so your skin begins the treatment without residual pigmentation changes from the sun.  We will not perform a peel on sunburned skin.


  • Avoid waxing any area of your face for 48 hours pre & post; this can cause excessive irritation and inflammation.  Do not shave the treated area 48 hours prior to treatment.


  • For approximately FIVE days prior to your treatment delay use of the any prescription and over the counter products that may cause skin sensitivity such as, Retin-A, Retinol, and Glycols(but not limited to these products).


  • Skin reacts best when you are already following a proper at home skin care routine consisting of daily cleansing, exfoliation, day/night creams and SPF.  Make sure you have all of the post care products that are recommended by Island Skin Spa; Ultra Calming Cleanser, Ultra Calming Mist, Barrier Repair, and Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30 by Dermalogica.


Post Facial Care Instructions

Individual instructions may vary upon skin type & facial received.  For best results and to reduce the risk of complications it is recommended that you take the following into consideration prior to your treatment.

Inform us right away if you experince prolonged discomfort, we can provide skin calming products for you to use at home. 


  • Do not pick or scratch skin. Even though your skin may feel itchy after a Facial, it is important to resist the urge to rub or scatch the affected skin.  Over touching the treated area may cause complications such as infection and hyperpigmentation.  If you received a chemical peel, your skin may peel A cold compress may help relieve any post peel discomfort.  Also, a mixture of 1 Tablespoon bakin soda mixed with 1 cup water may be applied to the face using a cotton ball/pad to reduce a buring sensation if you received a chemical peel.  Post peeled skin may feel as if you have a sunburn, but continued burning is not normal.  If you experience discomfort 12 hours post-facial please call the spa at 989-7546 or email us at with your concerns. Waiting to inform us makes it more difficult to identify the cause of your irritation. 


  • Moisturize. It is important to keep your face moisturized after a facial, dry skin is more vulnerable to cracks and possible scarring.  Make sure to apply cream or lotion diligently in the days and weeks following a Facial  or until your skin has completely healed.  Your Aesthetician will instruct you on the recommended moisturizer for your individual skin type and peel performed. Moisturizing is very imporatnt after Peels & Microdermabrasion, as new skin needs to be kepy hydrating in order to avoid possible "scratch marks" or "dry scabby" skin. 


  • Sun protection.  Shielding your skin from the sun is critical following all types and stengths of Facials, peels, & chemical peels.  It is best to avoid sun completely in the first 24 hours and moderatly for  7-14 days after a facial unless you are wearing sunscreen. Continue to wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to minimize the formation of new lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.


  • Stay Cool.  No heat treatments permitted for 48 hours after treatment. I.e. steam rooms, hot tub, hot showers, waxing, strenous excercise that caused uyour face to heat up and sweat, which will cause an irritating sensation.


  • For approximately SEVEN days following your treatment delay use of any prescription and over the counter products that may cause skin sensitivity such as, Retin-A, Retinol, Glycols, or scrubs which will only irritate the skin. (but not limited to these products, check to see what you are using).                                                                                                                                                   

  • Do not shave the treated area for 48 hours post-treatment.


  • Diligently follow and abide by the product recommendations provided to you by your Aesthetician at your appointment.  Doing so will increase the effectiveness and results of your peel. We can not know what you are using on your skin at home and can not predict reactions you may incur. Please give us a call and we will be more than willing you assist you with any questions you have.  

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