Aftercare Advice

For the best results, it is very important that you follow the relevant aftercare advice post treatment. Just click on a treatment to reveal the aftercare information.

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Semi Permanent Makeup Aftercare

Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo (Eyeliner)

Day of treatment:

You may ice the area if it is feeling tender. For no longer than 30 seconds at a time.

Day 2-10:

  • Do not touch the area with dirty fingers. Remember – It’s an open, healing wound. An infection could affect the end result.
  • Do not get the eyes wet for too long. This may cause the scabs to fall off prematurely which will affect the end result.
  • Do not Pick the area.
  • Ensure that you keep the area free of bacteria. – change your pillow cases and always wash your hands before touching the area. This will prevent infection.
  • Avoid Harsh Cleansers, Creams and Makeup in the area until the flakes have all fallen off.
  • Do Not expose the area to UV rays of tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. Doing so will affect the appearance of the tattoo dramatically.
  • Do Not Sweat in the area until the flakes have fallen off. If you do, dab it off immediately.

After The Flaking Process:

The complete healing process will take around 8 weeks. Only then will you see the full healed results of the tattoo. This is when your touch up is required. 

Please note that your tattoo will be a lot softer once healed. Results will vary depending on the individual and the skin type.

Kindly note that it may require more than one session to acheive you desired result.

Powder Eyebrows

Day of treatment:

You may ice the area if it is feeling tender. For no longer than 30 seconds at a time.

  • 30 Minutes after treatmentwith clean hands, splash the area with luke warm water to remove all previously applied cream and lymph. 
  • Repeat the above every 30 minutes for 2 hours.

After 2 Hours:

  • Repeat the above process every 2 – 3 hours (Apllying a rice size amount of cream provided afterwards). Do this until bedtime to keep the wound clean and avoid the formation of scabs.

Following 7 Days:

  • Do not touch the area with dirty fingers. Remember – It’s an open, healing wound. An infection could affect the end result.
  • Morning and evening – Wipe brows with provided wipes and apply a rice sized amount of cream.
  • Do not get the brows wet other than when using the wipes and cream provided. This may cause the scabs to fall off prematurely which will affect the end result.
  • Do not Pick the area.
  • Ensure that you keep the area free of bacteria. – change your pillow cases and always wash your hands before touching the area. This will prevent infection.
  • Avoid Harsh Cleansers, Creams and Makeup in the area until the flakes have all fallen off.
  • Do Not expose the area to UV rays of tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. Doing so will affect the appearance of the tattoo dramatically.
  • Do Not Sweat in the area until the flakes have fallen off. If you do, dab it off immediately.

Within 30 Days of treatment:

  • Avoid UV exposure, light therapies, chemical peels, fruite acids, microdermabrasion, and creams that contain regeneration factors.
  • Avoid any laser treatment over the area, it can destroy pigment and cause burns 
  • Keep in Mind – The use of antibiotics and hormone therapy can lead to faster pigment fading. 

Full Healing Process:

Day 1 – dark and swollen

Day 2-4 Extra Dark and not so much swelling

Day 4-6 Flaking (not to be confused with scabbing) following proper aftercare will prevent scabbing.

1 week – 30 Days following treatment – after the flaking phase, the brows will look lighter in colour. this is because at this stage, the top layer of skin is healed but the bottom layers are not. 

when the brows are fully healed the pigment will resurface again. 

Please note that your tattoo will be a lot softer once healed. Results will vary depending on the individual and the skin type.

Kindly note that it may require more than one session to acheive you desired result.

Lip Blush

Day of treatment:

You may ice the area if it is feeling tender. For no longer than 30 seconds at a time.

  • Wipe the lips every hour with a wet cotton pad and pat dry. This will ensure that no fluid sits and forms scabs.

Day 2-7:

  • Avoid contact of any bacteria in the area. Never touch the lips with dirty fingers and change your pillow cases regularly. An infection could possibly ruin the tattoo.
  • Avoid getting the lips wet for too long. This may cause the flakes to become soggy and fall off prematurely, which wil affect the end result negitively.
  • Moisturise constantly will the provided oil and balm.
  • Avoid harsh cleansers, creams and makeup in the area until the flakes have fallen off. These things can jeopordize the tattoo.
  • Do not pick, scratch or bite off the flakes. Always let them fall off naturally to avoid an infection and loss of pigment.
  • Do not expose your tattoo to UV rays or tanning beds for 4 weeks following treatment. This can alter the appearance of your tattoo dramatically.
  • Do not sweat on your tattoo until all of the flakes have fallen off naturally. It will take the pigment from your tattoo. If you do sweat, dab it off immediately.
  • Avoid Facials, Botox, Chemial Treatments and Microdermarasion for 4 weeks following treatment.

 

After the flaking Phase:

  • Once the flakes have all fallen off naturally, you may apply makeup and return back to your normal routine. Don’t be alarmed if you notice a milky hue to the colour of your tattoo. This just means that whilst the top layer of skin is healed, the bottom layers have not yet.
  • The complete healing process takes 6 weeks. Only then will you see the final result. After this is when your touch up will need to be done.
  • Keep in Mind – The use of antibiotics and hormone therapy can lead to faster pigment fading. 

Please note that your tattoo will be a lot softer once healed. Results will vary depending on the individual and the skin type.

Kindly note that it may require more than one session to acheive you desired result.

Brows & Lashes Aftercare

Eyelash Extensions (Classic, Russian Volume & Hybrid)
  • Do not get the lashes wet within the first 24 Hours of having them done. The Lash Glue Dries in layers. It takes approximately 24 Hours for each layer to be completely dry. Exposing them to water, high humidity or extreme high temperatures during this time will affect how well the extensions adhere to your natural lashes.

  • Try not to expose them to high humidity levels and high temperatures within the first 24 hours of having them done. (e.g. Try to keep you face away when opening the dishwasher & Oven or using the hob). You may have a shower within the first 24 hours of having them done. You may have a short shower WITHOUT getting your lashes wet. Just make sure that its not too hot (to avoid creating a humid environment).

  • Clean your lashes regularly (AFTER THE FIRST 24 HOURS). Lashes need to be cleaned at least every 2-3 days to avoid the build up of oils and dead skin at the very base of the lashes. It’s also a good idea to let the water rinse over them when having your shower each day.  If left untouched, Dirty lashes can lead to all sorts of issues with the health of your eyes and the retention of your lashes. There are lots of cleansers on the market specially designed for lash extensions. You can also purchase lash cleansing brushes to help you really get in between every lash. For a ‘Budget Friendly’ alternative, you can use the Johnson’s baby shampoo (Yellow Bottle). Whilst this is not designed to be used specifically on lash extensions, it is very gentle and works for a lot of people! Just dilute a pea sized amount with some water and massage into the lash line with your fingers. Be sure to get into the corners! When your done, rinse off with water and pat dry with a towel. Then give them a brush through with your lash comb. Arriving to your appointment with lovely clean lashes will mean me spending less time cleaning them for you. Which means more of the appointment time can be used to apply more lashes.

Clean lashes = Healthy eyes and lashes that last a lot longer.

  • Avoid using products containing oil around the lashes. Oil will eat away at the glue and start to loosen the bond. Make sure to check the ingredients of products you are using in the eye area as it can start to work its way onto the lashes.

  • Do not use mascara. The process of applying and removing mascara will make your extensions come out quicker! In some cases, I may be unable to infill on lashes that are coated in mascara. In any case, a lot of time will need to be spent cleaning them and making sure there are no traces of mascara left, so that the newly applied lashes can bond properly. Mascara on the bottom lashes is also not recommended as it can transfer to the top lashes.

  • Brush your lashes daily. You will be provided with a dry mascara wand to use for this. Brushing them daily will get rid of any lashes that have shed and will keep them looking neat and tidy.

  • No Picking or Pulling. If you pick or pull at your lash extensions, it is very likely that your natural lashes will pull out with them. This can also be very damaging to your lashes and can result in your lashes look very sparse when the extensions come off.

  • Have Regular Infill Sessions (Every 2 – 3 Weeks). I generally won’t infill on lashes that are over 3 weeks old. This is due to the natural rate at which your natural lashes grow and shed. It’s quite normal to shed multiple lashes daily.  I Offer infill sessions of 30 min, 60 min & 90 min (90 min for Hybrid & Russians only). This gives you full flexibility over the fullness of your lashes. Most people opt for 60 or 90 min infill sessions every 2-3 weeks. The 30 min sessions are designed for small touch ups only. This length session is not suitable for lashes over 1.5 weeks old. The more time I have per appointment, the more lashes I will apply – resulting in a fuller set.
Eyelash Lifting & Tinting (LVL or Lash Perm Equivalent)

  • Avoid water and steam for the first 24 hours. Just to make sure the lashes have set properly
  • Apply a nourishing lotion to the lashes daily. Castor oil is brilliant! You can buy little bottles from Holland and Barratt for around £5. It will keep the lashes (&Brows) hydrated and encourage more healthy hairs to grow through. You will also find this makes them grow a lot longer
  • Treat the lashes with care. This means, no excessive rubbing or use of harsh products around the eyes. Do not use eyelash curlers or waterproof mascara.
  • Avoid Makeup in the area for 24 Hours 
  • Keep in mind that strong UV light can cause the tint to fade quicker.

Tinting (Eyebrow & Eyelash)
  • Keep in mind that strong UV light can cause the tint to fade quicker.
  • Avoid makeup in the area for 24 hours.
  • Avoid touching / rubbing the area straight after the application.
  • No hot baths / showers, steam rooms or swimming for 24 hours.
Eyebrow Waxing

Please note that small bumps, soreness and redness are completely normal and common after being waxed (Especially if this is your first time)

It is important that you keep the waxed area clean and free of heat and friction for the first 24-48 Hours. This means in this time you should:

• Avoid swimming, Saunas and gym work.
• Not apply any products to the area (Other than those suggested by me)
• Not have a hot bath or shower (Warm water only)
• Avoid Scratching or touching the area with unwashed hands
• Apply an Antiseptic cream (With clean hands) for around 3 days following your treatment.
Sudocreme is great for preventing ingrown hairs after waxing or shaving.

Eyelash Extensions (Classic, Russian Volume & Hybrid)

For Aftercare advice on Eyelash Extensions please Click Here.

Classic Eyelash Extensions

A single strand, synthetic eyelash extension is applied to each natural lash to create a natural, lengthening and thickening effect. Tweezers are used to isolate each natural eyelash during application to ensure that your natural lashes are free you grow and move at their usual rate.

Russian Volume Eyelash Extensions

A fan of 2-4 light weight, synthetic eyelash extensions (Handmade by me upon application) is applied to each natural lash to create a more dramatic, lengthening and thickening effect. I use the same isolation technique as I do with the classic lashes to ensure a comfortable and non-damaging experience.

There’s no need to fear the term ‘Volume’. The Russian volume ‘fans’ allow me to create a more even appearance by covering the gaps. This, paired with the ability to use as few or as many lashes in a fan as I need, means that I can create a beautifully natural set. They also tend to hold longer on the natural lash due to the multiple extensions ‘wrapping’ round and encapsulating the natural lash.

Hybrid Eyelash Extensions

Hybrid lashes are by far, my most popular lash type. They are a 50/50 mix between the Classic and Russian lashes. I create a skeleton of classic lashes and then fill them in with the Russian volume fans!

Eyelash Extension Infills 

Extensions will fall out naturally overtime when your natural lashes shed. Therefore, they can start to look a little sparse after a few weeks. This is completely normal and healthy! It is at this point that you may want to have them infilled. During an infill session, all the bare natural lashes will have new extensions applied, as well as the outgrown extensions being replaced with new ones. This replenishes the look of your lashes and brings them back to looking like a fresh new set. You may continue to have as many infill sessions as you wish without needing a break. I always apply lashes with the health of your natural lashes in mind, meaning that all types of lashes are safe to be worn on a longterm basis without resulting in the damage of you natural lashes.

Infills are available as 30, 60 and 90 minute appointments. This is to give you full control over how your lashes look. (So,if you want really full lashes, you would have long infill sessions more often – e.g. 90min Infill every 2 weeks)

Once you have your full set applied, you will be advised on when you should come for infills. Generally, most people opt for a 60min infill after 2 weeks or a 90min infill after 3 weeks.

Please read more about the maintenance of Eyelash Extensions in the Aftercare Section

Important things to note before having Eyelash Extensions:

  • A patch test is required at least 24 hours prior to your appointment if you haven’t had this treatment with me before. This can be booked using my online booking system or directly through me.
  • You do not have to stick with your original lash type when having infills. For example, if you have a full set of classic extensions applied and decide that you would like a little more volume, we can infill with Hybrid Extensions on your next visit.
  • Your natural lash pattern and length will determine the outcome of your set. I will never apply anything that is going to damage the natural lashes. The longest lashes I stock are 13mm as even some of the strongest and longest natural lashes can only hold up to a 12mm on their longest lashes.
  • Everyone’s lashes will look different. This is due to factors including eye shape, eyelash strength, eyelash length and the number of lashes you have. Whilst Images from my gallery and social media are a good representation of what you can expect, yours will never look identical to someone else’s.
  • It is normal to lose up to 4 of your natural lashes daily. This is just part of the normal shedding process. You may just start to notice this more when there’s an extension attached! You may also notice a few extensions coming out on their own. This is due to the small amount of glue used to adhere the extensions to your lashes. Accidentally Sleeping on your face or rubbing your eyes may cause some extensions to fall out prematurely. This is also completely normal!
  • Please also note that due to insurance reasons, I cannot infill on other therapist’s work.

Waxing Aftercare

Waxing

Please note that small bumps, soreness and redness are completely normal and common after being waxed (Especially if this is your first time)

It is important that you keep the waxed area clean and free of heat and friction for the first 24-48 Hours. This means in this time you should:

  • Avoid swimming, Saunas and gym work.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing
  • Not apply any products to the area (Other than those suggested by me)
  • Not have a hot bath or shower (Warm water only)
  • Avoid Scratching or touching the area with unwashed hands

You should also:

  • Apply an Antiseptic cream (With clean hands) for around 3 days following your treatment.

Sudocreme is Great for preventing ingrown hairs after waxing or shaving.

  • Gently Exfoliate with an Exfoliating mitt or brush a couple of times a week.

This will help prevent ingrown hairs. Its also a good idea to start this a couple of days prior to treatment.

  • Apply Baby oil after baths or showers.

E-45 Cream can also be used. Moisturising daily will keep your skin soft and supple.

  • Return for more waxing after 3- 6 weeks (Depending on hair growth rate)

It may take up to 4 treatments to get your hair growth cycle in sync. Until then, you may start to feel regrowth after about a week.

  • Avoid shaving in between appointments

Hair needs to be at least 0.5cm long for the waxing treatment to be effective.

Facial Aftercare

Facials
  • Use SPF factor 50 for the first 48 hours, followed by factor 30 every day.

Your skin may be a little more sensitive than usual post treatment. It’s recommended that you use a daily SPF of at least factor 30. The leading cause of aging in skin is sunlight. So protection from sunlight = less wrinkles!

  • Do not use sunbeds for 48 Hours.

This can be just as damaging (If not, more) than tanning in the sun.

  • Do not apply makeup for 24 Hours.

Skin must be kept clean, especially for the first 24 – 48 Hours. This will reduce the risk of breakouts post treatment.

  • Try to use fragrance free products in your daily skincare routine.
  • No Direct sunlight for 1-week
  • No Excess Sweating / minimal exercise for 24 hours

Sweating will increase the risk of breakouts post treatment.

  • No Saunas/steam rooms for 48 Hours.

This would also increase the risk of breakouts post treatment.

  • Clean your mobile phone every day.

Any bacteria on the screen will transfer onto your skin when talking on the phone. It can also be transferred by touching your face after you have touched your phone.

  • Keep a good skin care routine.

To keep your skin in the best condition, you should cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin twice daily. It’s a good idea to use fragrance free products to avoid the perfumes irritating your skin.

  • Do not use exfoliating products for at least a week.
  • Avoid touching your face

Touching your face will transfer all the bacteria from your fingers to your face. This will increase the risk of bacteria getting into your pores and causing a breakout.

Nails Aftercare

Gel Polish Nails

• Avoid using your nails as tools. 
Using your nails as tools can make them more prone to breaking. It’s best to try and use the pad of your finger tips instead.
• Apply cuticle oil and hand cream daily.
This will keep the cuticles and skin supple and soft. It will help to reduce the risk of breakages and give nourishment to maintain the health of your nails. It will also keep them looking lovely!
• Do not attempt to remove the product yourself. Visit a qualified therapist to have them removed.
When you book with me, gel removal is free if you’re getting something reapplied! Please just make sure that you add the removal to your booking as it takes extra time.
• Always Wear gloves when washing up or cleaning.
Soaking the nails in water for long periods will increase the risk of the product lifting. Cleaning products can also be very damaging to nail enhancements as they can start to break the product down.

Builder Gel

Avoid using your nails as tools.
Using your nails as tools can make them more prone to breaking. It’s best to try and use the pad of your finger tips instead.
Apply cuticle oil and hand cream daily.
This will keep the cuticles and skin supple and soft. It will help to reduce the risk of breakages and give nourishment to maintain the health of your nails. It will also keep them looking lovely!
Do not attempt to remove the product yourself. Visit a qualified therapist to have them removed.
Please just make sure that you add the removal to your booking as it takes extra time.
Always Wear gloves when washing up or cleaning.
Soaking the nails in water for long periods will increase the risk of the product lifting. Cleaning products can also be very damaging to nail enhancements as they can start to break the product down.
Wash your hands using antibacterial soap and make sure to dry them thoroughly.
This will reduce the risk of infections underneath the extensions.

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