What Creams Can I Use at Home After Microdermabrasion?

by Vicki Holmes ; Updated September 28, 2017

There are several options to chose from to soothe skin after microdermabrsion.

Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Tina Keller

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that uses fine crystals to buff the surface of the skin to reduce signs of aging. After having this procedure performed, some people may experience some irritation. There are several options that can be used to soothe this condition.


It is important to use a sunscreen on your face after having microdermabrasion done because the procedure leaves your skin more sensitive to the sun’s damaging rays.

Copper Peptides

Some dermatologists follow up a microdermabrasion treatment with a lotion containing copper peptides to soothe and nourish the skin.


A rich, soothing moisturizer should be applied to the skin following microdermabrasion. There are several brands available at department and drug stores that are specifically designed to soothe and calm irritated skin.

Aloe Vera

Alcohol-free aloe vera lotion reduces redness and irritation on skin.


It is recommended that following the procedure patients avoid wearing foundation for a 24-hour period. Even foundations that contain sunscreen are not recommended.

Photo Credits

  • Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Tina Keller

About the Author

Based in Connecticut, Vicki Holmes has been writing for 15 years and has a B.A. in English from The King's College. Drawing on her 20 years as a software trainer, she has authored ten software training manuals. Holmes, as an advocate/patient for sufferers of autoimmune illnesses, frequently writes about health-related topics.