What to put on skin after micro-needling?

What to put on skin after micro-needling?

Youthful skin is regarded as a good sign that you are healthy from within, and since youthful appearance is considered attractive across cultures, we all strive to have a soft, supple, even-toned skin radiance. To retain this glow, we follow a healthy diet, proper hydration, a consistent skincare routine. But with time, the signs of aging, environmental damage, and a stressful lifestyle take a toll on our appearance, and thus, some additional treatments and therapies become essential to address these cosmetic concerns.


One such effective skin treatment is micro-needling, also popularly termed as collagen induction therapy, which is minimally invasive and is a clean and safe way to rejuvenate your complexion by encouraging your body’s collagen and elastin production, both necessary for an effective healing response. It, besides its benefits, has a lower downtime and helps make your skin look younger and beautiful.


Micro-needling is a cost-effective, safe, and very effective skin treatment-seeking popularity among the masses as it provides the skin the elasticity it requires to look youthful with a radiant and healthy look. Post the treatment; the skin tends to be more sensitive, so a proper skincare routine should be followed, comprising only the products advised by a skin care specialist.



  • Cleaning

Firstly, clean the treated area only with lukewarm water for 72 hours post-treatment, gently dry, and put on any gentle cleanser with cleaned hands. Please do not use any exfoliators as they can be harmful to the skin.


  • Healing

The treated skin requires to heal fully, so do not put on any skincare products with active ingredients like Vitamin C, Retinol, Alpha-hydroxy acids, etc. The redness and post inflammation should subside few hours after the treatment.


  • Hydration

You can opt for face masks with ingredients like hyaluronic acid etc. which can deeply hydrate the skin. You should choose a moisturizer with hypoallergenic creams and lotions and use it once a day to the treated area.


  • Stimulation 

The stimulation process, though already gets started with the micro-needling treatment; you can opt for skincare products that include peptides to maximize collagen stimulation. Peptides are amino acid chains that become protein and helps to strengthen collagen.


  • Serums 

One of the best skincare products to opt for help in soothing inflammation and irritation are antioxidant serums. The right serum for the right skin type serves miracle for the skin.


  • Things to avoid

One of the major aftercare to follow after micro-needling is to avoid using any cosmetic product like makeup on your skin for at least 24 hours following the treatment. And practice good sun protection till the skin completely gets healed by staying away from the sun, especially when the UV index is higher. Also, try not to touch your face, do any strenuous activity, or avoid using any chemicals like parabens, etc.


Besides the dos and don’ts, take care of your health, have a good night’s sleep, maintain good health hygiene, and have a proper diet to glow both from outside and inside.

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