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Microneedling Aftercare for Optimal Results

Taking care of your complexion is much like the meticulous care bestowed upon our treasured Sicilian olive trees — it’s a lifelong process that is incredibly rewarding. While a nourishing skincare routine can provide immediate results, many people also incorporate skincare treatments like microneedling to help give an instant glow.

Microneedling is a remarkable procedure that is thought to have a wide range of amazing benefits to your complexion. However, the key to reaping the rewards of this treatment actually lies in your aftercare at-home routine. Read on to learn more about how to protect your skin with Furtuna Skin.

What Is Microneedling?

At the heart of this rejuvenating process is a microneedling device that, under the skillful guidance of a dermatologist, creates a constellation of minuscule punctures in the skin. These punctures, soft as a whisper, trigger your skin's natural healing mechanism, stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin. 

This innovative technique can help brighten, firm, and infuse your skin with a natural glow. While microneedling doesn’t usually hurt, it does require proper aftercare to help extend your results and support the healing process.

Morning Skincare for Recovery

The first week after your treatment is crucial. Start your morning skincare routine with a gentle cleanser, such as our Cleansing Oil Balm. Formulated with organic olive oil and wild organic soapwort, our cleansing balm has been proven to soothe stressed skin, encourage moisture retention, and support skin repair after treatment.

Follow this with a revitalizing moisturizer like our Daily Renewal Cream. This moisturizer features scientifically-proven ingredients like microalgae, and pre- and post-biotics to moisturize and soothe your skin, as well as wild organic nettle leaf, wild organic water celery, and wild organic fennel seed to infuse your skin with protective antioxidants.

Seal the moisture against your skin with our Biphase Moisturizing Oil. This hydration-infusing oil features our proprietary Splendore Anchusa® Complex, as well as our 360° Exposome Defense® Complex, to help lock in moisture and support the skin’s natural repair process. Finish with sunscreen, and you’re ready to navigate your day.

As your skin navigates its healing journey, you may want to avoid potentially irritating ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids, retinoids, and beta hydroxy acids. Synthetic ingredients aren’t inherently bad, but they may be a little too intense for your skin as it’s healing.

During this delicate phase, it’s also important to refrain from strenuous exercise, saunas, and tanning to avoid unnecessary sweat and heat exposure, which can lead to breakouts and irritation.

Evening Skincare for Recovery

There are a few steps you should take to care for your skin in the days following a microneedling treatment to make sure you’re giving your skin the nourishment it needs to recover.

Start your nighttime routine with our Cleansing Oil Balm to ensure that your skin remains clean and clear of any impurities or breakout-causing bacteria — especially with it so tender — without feeling dry.

Next, use our vitamin-rich Face and Eye Serum to help brighten your skin and minimize the visible effects of sun damage. 

The transition into night signifies a time of rest and repair for nature, and your skin is no different. For your next step, our Fior di Luna Nightly Renewal Cream can help you lock in your after-treatment glow. Featuring bakuchiol and ashwagandha to soothe and brighten your skin, this cream can extend the life of your treatment results.

Finally, finish up with our Replenishing Balm. This soothing balm features wild organic carrot, wild organic dandelion, wild organic St. John’s Wort, spirulina and wild organic hawthorn to gently support your skin’s natural moisture barrier and help soothe any irritation or redness that may occur after your treatment.

Unveiling the Results

Whether you were looking to address fine lines, stretch marks, or dark spots, your skin's newfound radiance tells a tale of success. The journey may have felt extensive, but the unveiling of your revitalized skin, radiant and lustrous, is an undeniably rewarding sight.

However, your results won’t be ready right away. Here are a few things to consider as you begin your aftercare journey.

Common Side Effects and Management

As your skin experiences this transformation, it may voice some temporary responses. Redness similar to a moderate sunburn, skin tightness, or mild flaking may follow the microneedling procedure. However, these side effects will likely fade as your skin progresses through the healing process.
Maintain an open dialogue with your dermatologist to address any concerns and receive personalized aftercare instructions. Just as every olive tree in our grove has unique needs, your skin's responses will be individual.

Key Considerations and Best Practices

Embrace the knowledge that microneedling, while transformative, is a treatment that demands respect and mindful aftercare. Here are a few key points to remember:
  • Be diligent about sun protection. Just as the sun can damage our wild-foraged plants without proper care, your skin will also be extra sensitive after your treatment.
  • Avoid harsh cleansers and treatments. Your skin will need some time to recover from this treatment, so make sure to support the healing process with gentle ingredients sourced from the wild apothecary of nature.
  • Be patient and consistent. Just as a single harvest doesn't sustain our farm, one treatment and a hasty aftercare routine won't reveal the true magic of microneedling.

Embrace Your Skincare Journey

Your journey with microneedling doesn't end with your procedure. During this time of rest and healing, your skin will appreciate some extra care when it comes to what it’s exposed to.

Only with a reverence for both the potency of nature and the wonders of science can we truly unlock our potential because, at our cores, we’re a combination of both! Whether you’re looking to soothe redness after a microneedling treatment or extend the life of your results, trust the wild magic of Furtuna Skin.

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