SHELLAC - HOME AND AFTER CARE
Use cuticle oil every night (just before going to bed). This will nourish the root of the natural nail and should produce stronger nails
Use protective gloves for housework, gardening, and DIY etc. as household chemicals will strip nails and skin of natural oils and may affect the look and condition
Moisturise hands / feet after washing allowing the skin to stay smooth
If you are on holiday please be careful when using sun tan oils or insect repellent solutions as many of these products contain DEET which will cause major damage to the Shellac color coat.
Be careful when opening can ring pulls or car doors
Do not pick off polish, as this will remove the upper layer of your natural nails and may cause damage
Have the polish professionally removed followed by a manicure / pedicure to keep nails healthy
Never, never, never use your nails as tools! Your nails are jewels, not tools! Instead, use the proper tools when opening jars or cans when working around the house and never use your nails to peel off labels!
WAXING- HOME AND AFTER CARE
For 24 hours after a waxing treatment do not:
Bathe – you can shower but try to do this as late as you can in the day. When showering let the water fall off the waxed area and do not wash the area.
Sunbathe or use sunbeds.
Do not Apply products to the waxed area, such as deodorant, perfumed products, or make up.
Don’t touch the waxed area.
Avoid tight fitting clothes (tight fitting clothing can cause friction to the waxed area.
so tights, g strings and skinny jeans for example aren’t advisable.
Do not exfoliate the area.
To soothe the skin you can use calamine lotion or aloe vera gel to the waxed area -even before 24 hours.
What to expect after a waxing treatment:
The waxed area maybe be red – the plucked chicken effect it is known as in the Beauty world!
Blood spots – this is usually if the hair is very strong and course so on bikini and underarm.
The area may feel tender
Avoid ingrowing hairs by exfoliating, you can either use a loofah or a exfoliating mitt to apply shower gel or soap. You can also buy a exfoliating scrub to rub into you skin. Aim to exfoliate 2-3 times a week -do not over exfoliate as this can be damaging to the skin.
For BEST RESULTS, repeat your professional waxing every 4 to 6 weeks depending on the area and your individual hair growth rate.
MANICURE & PEDICURE HOME & AFTER CARE
Leave adequate time after your treatment for your nails to dry
Wear protective gloves when gardening, or doing housework
Use hand cream regularly
Always use a base coat under polish to prevent staining, and top coat to prevent chipping
Never use metal files
Keep nails at a workable length
Drink plenty of water and eat well
Do simple hand exercise to keep joints supple
Avoid harsh and drying soaps
For pedicures, wear open toe shoes if possible
Change socks or tights daily
Apply moisturising lotion daily to the feet after bathing
Apply talc or special foot powder between the toes to help absorb moisture
Foot sprays containing peppermint or citrus oil are useful to refresh the feet during the day
Dry hands and feet thoroughly after washing, especially between toes and fingers
Use cuticle cream or oil daily to moisturise dry cuticles
Use an acetone-free nail polish remover
Ideally, return to your manicurist for regular, professional manicures & pedicures at least every 2-4 weeks for maintenance and further treatments.
MAKE-UP AFTER CARE
Be aware of allergic reactions – in the event of this, remove make-up immediately with damp cotton wool and apply a soothing lotion such as calamine lotion.
In order to maintain your make-up look, please follow the aftercare advice below;
After your treatment:
* Avoid swimming, heat treatments; such as steam, sauna or hot tubs and any overly hot environments.
* Avoid UV treatments.
* Avoid touching the face.
* Remember to remove your make-up at the end of the day/event. Use an oil-based eye make-up remover for stubborn eye make-up and waterproof mascara.
* Give your skin a day of ‘rest’ so it can return to its normal ph level and prevent the chance of break-outs.
* If false eyelashes were applied, please follow the separate instructions provided by myself at your appointment.
These tips will help you to prolong your make-up throughout the day/event:
* Avoid touching the face
* Use a fixative spray or setting powder to make the products on the face last longer.
* Use blotting sheets/paper to soak up excess oil on the skin without ruining your makeup.
* Apply a thin layer of powder to the lips before re-applying lipstick using a lip brush then apply a lip gloss.
General home care advice:
* Try to cleanse, tone and moisturise your face twice a day using products suitable for your skin type.
* Exfoliate once a week to brighten the complexion.
* Apply an appropriate mask after exfoliating to aid in the clearing of skin blemishes.
* You may wish to consider booking a make-up lesson, as this will help you to select colors that are right for your skin tone, whilst teaching you the basics of everyday make-up application.
If redness or irritation occurs, remove the make-up immediately and apply a cold compress or cooling spray to the area. Please do not hesitate to contact me on 613-693-1850 for further advice.