Proper skin care is a vital element for graceful aging. The smooth, plump, and wrinkle-free skin we’ve been blessed with becomes drier and more resilient over time due to exposure to harsh elements in the environment. This sagging skin can be slowed down with good skin care.
It is not just cleaning that is necessary to remove dirt and dead skin cells, in order to prevent blackheads or acne, by removing oil; but also moisturizing, which helps to restore water to the skin.
And when you opt for cosmetic surgery, you take a step toward improving the appearance and health of your skin. However, for a faster recovery and better results, you should take special care of your skin during the first weeks after cosmetic surgery. Depending on the cosmetic procedure you have chosen, your home skin care recipe will be based on that. But it’s important to make sure you talk to your doctor or esthetician about your cosmetic surgery recovery before your procedure.
Types of cosmetic procedures
Cosmetic procedures differ in the degree of effect they have on the skin, from procedures such as microdermabrasion, dermabrasions, laser skin resurfacing, etc. Getting back to your normal skincare routine is quicker after minor, non-invasive cosmetic procedures than after surgical treatments or procedures.
Here are some common cosmetic procedures that leave skin intact:
Non-ablative laser resurfacing procedures
Gentle chemical peels
Fillers or Botox
Known cosmetic procedures that leave you with open wounds or broken skin include:
Deep chemical peels
Ablative laser resurfacing treatments
Surgical procedures, such as eye lifts, rhinoplasty, and facelifts
Cardinal rules of skin care for recovery after cosmetic surgery
· Use mild, hypoallergenic products such as soap-free cleansers and fragrance-free moisturizers on your skin to optimize your results if your skin is really red after surgery. Drink to prevent pigmentation.
Be very careful with sunscreen after the first few days of having a procedure. Direct sun should be avoided. And if you have to go out, it is better to opt for a sunscreen that blocks the sun’s alpha and beta rays.
· No matter how tempted you are to pick at peeling skin or scabs after cosmetic surgery; whose. This does not speed your recovery, but it does increase your chances of infection or scarring.
Whether your surgical procedure is minor or a total surgery, it is a good idea to drink six to eight glasses of water a day. Water helps rejuvenate your skin from the inside out and flush out the toxins present in your system.