Beauty Insiders. Image: Instagram juliakuzmenko. For some of us, the notion that things are worse before they get better is a comforting one. It is a sentiment we hold when it comes to climate change , disappointing sequels in movie trilogies, and the dreaded aftermath of many a facial involving extractions. You know the one: the red, irritable, and highly sensitised complexion on the brink of a breakout — a form of 'complexion-purging', aka the popular belief that it is your skin's natural response to the exacerbation and expulsion of clogged pores and pimples. While it is not an affliction that strikes everyone, it is a common enough occurrence that the affected have shrugged it off as a 'normal' response to facials.
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I discovered this about a month before my wedding. I had gotten my first-ever facial weeks earlier in preparation for the big day, and my skin did not react well. In full-on bridal panic mode, I emailed my facialist: Was this normal? How could I fix it?
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Wondering what to do after a facial? Smart move. Ideally, your skin is supersmooth and soft after a facial—but it may also be supersensitive. I totally get why many skin experts consider facials to be regular complexion maintenance—kind of like car tune-ups for our face.