3 Tips on How to Deal with Post-Coachella Skin

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Oh, Coachella. What a beautiful and magical time. I went to Coachella last year in 2017 and had a blast. So much music, art, style, and fun - returning to real life is almost like arriving in a disappointing reality. So how can we deal with the post-Coachella blues? 

Let's be honest - you're probably coming back from Coachella a bit worse for wear than when you arrived. Whether you're dehydrated, sunburnt, hungover, or a combination of the 3, you will definitely need some help. Luckily I have a few tips that will help your skin recover from being beaten down on by the desert sun all weekend. 

Tip 1 - Moisturize & treat your sunburn

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Sunburnt skin is red, tender, and painful. The burn causes dehydration, so your skin needs extra moisture. Use hydrocortisone and aloe to sooth your tender skin right away and relieve any pain or itchiness that you're experiencing. You can also use anti-inflammatories and skincare that contain soothing green tea like my Triple Shot Serum (on special this month!). 

After any immediate pain has passed, infuse moisture deep into your skin with a dense moisturizer that will pack your skin with hydration!

Tip 2 - Immediate facial service

You can't get a peel on top of freshly burned skin. However, you can get a facial to moisturize and hydrate your dull, dry skin. My favorite in my office is an Oxygen Facial - it refreshes and nourishes skin with Hyaluronic acid infusion and with Growth Factor Mask. You'll feel fresh again for the first time in 3 days!

After your facial, make sure you use Vitamin C! Vitamin C is awesome for tightening pores, brightening the skin and lightening dark spots (especially those caused by the Indio sun). 

Tip 3 - Follow up with a chemical peel 

After your skin has healed from the sunburn, it will need some help. The top few layers may be damaged and dry. Around 4 weeks after Coachella, you can finally treat yourself to a chemical peel. Peels are awesome for removing superficial blemishes and correcting blemish issues. A peel will help you feel like a new person! The best part is, a light peel has only a few days of down time with minimal peeling of the dead skin.

Refreshing your skin after an eventful weekend is a process. Be patient and consistent with your skincare regimen to see the best results. Don't worry, the wait definitely isn't as long as waiting for Coachella 2019!

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