The following guidelines can prevent irritation & increase the effectiveness of your skin care treatment. Always apply sunscreen as part of your daily routine: Avoid sun or UV exposure for 12 hours; Avoid swimming for 12 hours; Do not use Retin-A, Renova or at-home peels for at least 72 hours; And avoid heavy make-up for 8 hours (mineral make-up, light mascara & lip color are fine). The following are a few recommendations to help you maintain the benefits of your treatment. Excellent home skin care should include: Gentle cleanser, toner, anti-oxidant serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. For additional benefits, you may wish to consider adding a gentle exfoliator or a hydrating mask to your weekly ritual. To maintain the very best results, we recommend scheduling your next skin care treatment in 4-6 weeks.