After your laser session, it’s crucial to take care of your skin to ensure a speedy and seamless recovery. **Hydration** is your skin’s best friend at this stage, so make sure to **drink plenty of water** and use a **gentle, moisturizing lotion**. Steer clear of any alcohol-based products as they can dry out and irritate your treated skin. A simple **aloe vera gel** or a **fragrance-free lotion** can work wonders to keep your skin calm and hydrated.

It’s normal to experience some redness, swelling, or minor discomfort after your treatment, so **ice packs** can be incredibly soothing. Apply them gently on the affected area for 10-minute intervals. Over-the-counter pain relief, like **ibuprofen** or **acetaminophen**, may also help manage any lingering discomfort. Be sure to keep the treatment area clean and avoid scrubbing or using any harsh exfoliants for at least a week.

Sun protection is paramount during your recovery period. While your skin is healing, it’s more vulnerable to UV damage. **Sunscreen** with a high SPF (30+) is non-negotiable, even on cloudy days. Wearing **loose, protective clothing** can also help shield the treated areas from direct sunlight. If possible, prioritize indoor activities for the first few days post-treatment to give your skin the best chance to heal undisturbed.

It’s also important to **resist the urge to pick at or exfoliate** any peeling skin or minor scabs that may form. Allow your skin to shed naturally to avoid scarring or infection. **Avoid makeup**, especially in the first 48 hours, unless you’re using **mineral-based or dermatologist-approved varieties**. If you experience any unusual symptoms, like persistent pain or significant swelling, don’t hesitate to contact your healthcare provider for advice.