Facial Treatments aftercare advice

Over the next 24 hours:
* Avoid wearing make-up.
* Avoid direct heat, such as a sauna, hot bath, shower or hot hairdryer.
* Avoid UV treatments or prolonged sun exposure.
Over the next 48 hours:
* Do not apply perfume or perfumed products to the treated area.
* Do not have any other facial skincare treatments.
* Do not apply any other exfoliating skincare products for 72 hours after.
Feel free to consult me, should you have any concerns. If redness or irritation occurs, apply a cold compress or cooling spray to the area.
For long term results use the prescribed products for home care and book in for treatments monthly.

Tips for super skin:
Avoid excessive sun exposure, which damages the skin on all levels. Use a good (preferably organic) sunscreen of at least SPF20 during the summer.

Do not smoke and try to avoid passive smoking. Smoking causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin, impairing blood flow and depleting the skin of oxygen and nutrients. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin, causing the skin to sag and wrinkle prematurely.

Keep calm and avoid excess stress. Stress promotes an increase of free radicals in the body, a major cause of premature ageing. Regular stress causes the skin to be consistently starved of both blood and oxygen, making it dull and lifeless, less supple, less hydrated and prone to clogged pores and breakouts.

Limit alcohol and intake of stimulants. Alcohol in particular dilates the blood vessels in the skin and excessive drinking leads to chronic dilation of the capillaries, causing a permanent flush on the face. It also depletes vitamin A in the body.

Have a fantastic diet, basing it around fresh organic fruit and vegetables and the foods known to encourage healthy ageing. Choose supplements to slow the ageing process, boost your overall nutrient intake and reduce oxidative stress.

Hydrate! The more water you drink, the better your skin can eliminate toxins, retain moisture and stay looking youthful. Six – eight glasses are about right (choose pure filtered or mineral water).

Moisturise regularly, using organic ingredients to nurture and feed your skin.

Preparation for Facial Treatments

• It would be ideal if you can remove your make-up before arriving, especially if you wear it quite heavy. Or at least wear a light make-up application. The beauty therapist can remove your makeup, but this will take 5 minutes off your facial time.
• Let your beauty therapist know if you’d like to leave your mascara on. Some clients prefer this, as they feel naked without any mascara on, especially if they have some errands to run after.
• Do not come with a freshly washed and blow-dried hair style.
• Preferably after the facial, take it easy the rest of the day. A facial is a relaxing treatment, and it would be nice to extend this relaxing time for the rest of your day.