Aftercare –Tanning

– Do not shower or bathe for the development period (at least 8 hours) after your tan. Leave tan on for 10 hours if possible.
– Do not exercise or swim during development period.
– Avoid touching your body during the development time as this will stain palms.
– Do not rub the skin too harshly after washing, just pat dry.
– Moisturise daily (not with oil based moisturiser eg coco butter as it can strip the tan)
– Lightly exfoliate 4-5 days after tan to encourage even fading.

Aftercare – Shellac

– Apply Solar Oil, twice a day to nails (especially at night) Using Solar Oil will help to prolong the life of your Shellac and keep your natural nails and the skin surrounding them healthy, moisturised and flexible.
– Always wear gloves when using detergents, washing up, cleaning, gardening etc. Doing these things without protection can damage the Shellac service.
– If lifting or peeling is noticed do not pick or pull at the lifted area, as this will cause the lifting to increase and could even damage the natural nail. Ring me so I can assess the situation.
– Whilst on holiday, please be careful when using sun tan lotions or insect repellent products as many of these products contain DEET which can cause damage to the Shellac colour coat.
– If you wish to temporarily change the colour of your nails whilst wearing Shellac, you can use nail polish over them, but be sure to use an Acetone Free Remover when removing nail polish.
– If you do decide you want to remove your Shellac please call me to arrange removal. Incorrect removal at home may damage the surface of your nails.
– Wear gloves in cold weather to protect your hands and always treat your hands as jewels, not tools!

Aftercare – Facials

– Avoid wearing make up for up to 8 hours ( to avoid congestion of the stimulated & cleansed skin)
– Drink plenty of water (to help flush away toxins and maintain healthy water balance in the body)
– As part of a daily skincare routine, cleanse (to remove dirt/make up/pollutants etc), tone (to close pores & remove grease) and moisturise (to protect & hydrate)
– Use an exfoliant weekly (this removes dead skin cells & helps to brighten the complexion)
– Avoid excessive caffeine & smoking (they deprive the skin of oxygen) Control alcohol intake also as it dehydrates skin.
– Use a moisturiser with a high SPF in to help protect your skin and try to avoid excessive sun exposure.
– Always remove make up before going to bed.
– Treat your skin to regular facials.

Aftercare – Waxing

For a 24 hour period after waxing it is advised to,
– Avoid any heat treatments such as saunas, Jacuzzis, hot baths/showers, sunbeds etc and swimming (these would add to the heat generated on the skin after the treatment and may cause discomfort or irritation)
– Avoid applying make-up, talcum powder, deodorants, perfume and self tanning products to treated area (any of these products could block pores, cause irritation or allergic reaction to the temporarily sensitised area)
– Avoid wearing tight clothing, such as tights over the waxed area (this it could lead to irritation & ingrowing hairs)
– To avoid ingrowing hairs, exfoliate skin every 4-7 days, starting 2 or 3 days after treatment. You can do this with an exfoliating mitt, using a gentle circular motion over the area.

Aftercare – Pedicures

– Apply moisturiser daily to feet after bath/shower.
– Ensure feet are dried thoroughly after washing, especially between toes.
– Walk around barefoot, where possible, allowing air circulation to feet.
– Use a foot file on heels and other areas prone to hard skin to help prevent build up.
– Ensure footwear fits properly and avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time.
– Always use a base coat and top coat when applying nail polish and use non acetone polish remover (acetone dries nails)
– Always file nails straight across, in one direction and never use a metal nail file.
– Treat your feet to regular pedicures.

Aftercare – Manicures

– Always wear gloves when using detergents, washing up, cleaning, gardening etc.
– Use hand moisturiser daily and apply cuticle oil/cream if cuticles are dry.
– Wear gloves in cold weather to protect your hands.
– Treat your hands as jewels, not tools!
– Always use a base coat and top coat when applying nail polish and use non acetone polish remover (acetone dries nails)
– Always file nails in one direction and never use a metal nail file.
– Treat your hands to regular manicures.