Micro Needling Aftercare:
How to Soothe and Nourish Your Skin

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Micro-needling is a popular cosmetic treatment that involves creating micro-injuries on the skin with small needles. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing process, which in turn increases collagen and elastin production, leading to smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin.

However, like any cosmetic treatment, micro-needling requires proper aftercare to maximize the benefits and prevent any potential side effects. In this article, we’ll discuss how to soothe and nourish your skin after micro-needling.

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Karina Miller of Karina Miller Aesthetics

1. Keep Your Skin Clean

After micro-needling, your skin is more vulnerable to infection and irritation, so it’s important to keep it clean. Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser to wash your face twice a day, and avoid using any harsh products that could further irritate your skin. Also, be sure to use a clean towel or cloth to pat your skin dry, as bacteria can easily transfer from dirty clothes.

2. Use a Soothing Moisturizer

Micro-needling can leave your skin feeling dry and tight, so it’s essential to use a moisturizer that is soothing and gentle. Look for moisturizers that contain ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, or hyaluronic acid, as these will help to hydrate and soothe your skin.

3. Avoid Sun Exposure

After micro-needling, your skin is more sensitive to the sun’s harmful UV rays, so it’s important to avoid direct sun exposure for at least 48 hours. If you must go outside, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and wear a hat or stay in the shade whenever possible.

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4. Drink Plenty of Water

Hydration is essential for healthy skin, and after micro-needling, it’s even more important to drink plenty of water. Aim for at least eight glasses of water per day to help your skin heal and stay hydrated.

5. Avoid MakeUp

While it may be tempting to cover up any redness or irritation with makeup, it’s best to avoid wearing any makeup for at least 24 hours after micro-needling. Makeup can clog your pores and further irritate your skin, which can slow down the healing process.

6. Be Gentle With Your Skin

After micro-needling, your skin may feel tender and sensitive, so it’s important to be gentle with it. Avoid using any harsh scrubs or exfoliants, and be careful when applying any skincare products. Also, avoid touching your face unnecessarily, as this can introduce bacteria to your skin and cause further irritation.

7. Eat a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is essential for healthy skin, so it’s important to eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. These foods provide your body with the nutrients it needs to repair and heal your skin.

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