Aftercare

Beautyfini aftercare

At Beautyfini we want you to hold on to that post-beauty-treatement feeling for as long as possible. That’s why we give you advice to help you maintain your treatment for up to two weeks.

From beautiful Shellac nail polish manicures to stunning waxing, tinting and threading treatments, we want you to continue to feel as beautiful as you are. Listen to us and our qualified beauty therapists, and your beauty treatments will be as long-lasting as they should be.

CND Shellac / OPI Nails

If you want your gorgeous new nail polish to last all you have to do is give them a little care and attention.

Your polish will last longer if you follow the following advice:

Always wear gloves when doing any cleaning or dish washing as harsh chemicals can affect the Shellacs strength and cause chipping

Use cuticle oil twice daily – this will make sure your cuticles don’t dry and look unsightly. Oil also creates a protective barrier around the Shellac polish, helping to protect the gel from water and other chemicals that may affect it

Don’t pick at anything and when cutting or cooking, make sure to be very careful not to cut your nail will anything sharp as this will cause chipping

Acrylic, Nail Extensions & SNS Nails

Treat nails with care, do not use them as tools, think of them as jewels, using them as tools will damage the enhancement and natural nail.

Always wear protective gloves when doing gardening and household chores, cleaning products and nails being soaked in water can damage them.

Do not pick, peel, fully or forcibly remove the gel or nail tip, avoiding tapping with the nail extension, picking them off will remove layers from the natural nail bed leaving damaged natural nails. If the nail enhancement is lifting or damaged and this is ignored it could lead to a bacterial infection, do not pick it off as damage will be done to the natural nail, make an appointment as soon as possible for the therapist to check it over and repair.

Massage cuticle oil into the cuticle area of the nail at least once daily, this nourishes the natural nail, encouraging healthy nail growth.

Always dry hands thoroughly and moisturise hands and cuticles.

If applying nail polish over gel use a base coat first to avoid staining.

Remove polish with non-acetone nail polish remover. Acetone can dissolve the nail enhancement and dull the shiny finish ruining them. Acetone should only be used for removals.

Be careful when near extreme heat and naked flames as this can cause nail extension to melt.

Tinted lotions, suntan creams, hair products and highly coloured foods can discolour nail enhancement so thoroughly wash hands after use or wear gloves to protect them.

Do not miss your regular maintenance appointments to ensure nails stay looking their best. Infills should be done every 2 to 3 weeks.

If any adverse reactions occur: rash, redness, inflammation of any kind around the nails please contact me immediately

Waxing

Please follow the guidelines below to ensure that your skin is cared for properly for the next few days.

Please note the following that the following reactions are quite common after a wax treatment and are perfectly normal temporary reactions. Any symptoms should subside within 24-48 hours

  • Slight soreness
  • Small bumps and redness
  • Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24 to 48 hours. This means: Avoid extreme heat for 24 hrs. This includes very hot baths/showers, steam rooms, saunas and Jacuzzis as this can aggravate the skin and the pores are still open. You could also pick up an infection from public places.
  • No massage or heat treatment for 24 hours
  • Exposure to UV light, including sunbeds and sunbathing, must be avoided for 24 hours following treatment, as burning can occur.
  • No fake tan for 24 hours
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools

Deodorant or anything perfumed should not be applied to the area that has been waxed for 24-48 hours as this could make the area very sore.

For women make-up should be avoided following facial hair removal for that day although mineral make up is fine.

Tight clothing should be avoided following any waxing treatment for 24-48 hours as this can aggravate the area that’s been waxed.

Dry brush the area that has been waxed a couple of times a week. Get a brush that you would scrub your back with made from wood and bristle. Just before you step into the bath or shower, take the dry brush and brush your skin whilst it’s dry.

A heat reaction may be seen on the skin for several hours following treatment and this is quite normal. This will vary from a mild redness to a much stronger skin reaction and some people have red dots on the waxed area for several hours.

Waxing removes dead skin so the skin may be a little lighter immediately following treatment but colour will return to normal within a few hours.

If any spots or rashes persist for more than a week, or become infected, Please consult with your GP.

If the aftercare advice given is followed the skin will return to normal within 24 hours. If the reaction is still present after this time or worsens, it may be that you have had an allergic reaction to the wax, and you should seek medical advice from your GP.

Preventing ingrown hairs:

  • Ingrown hairs occur when a new hair can’t break through the surface of the skin and curls back into the pore instead, often resulting in a spot. Shaving and waxing can often exacerbate the situation, but there are things that you can do.
  • Starting a few days after your appointment, gently dry brush the skin 2 or 3 times a week or use a gentle exfoliator. Using an antibacterial body wash will also help. Moisturise the area every day, which will keep the skin supple and help new hairs to break through.


Other information

You may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so.  It can take upto 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives the best results.

Please do not shave between your appointments.

To maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend a regular waxing every 4-6 weeks.

Threading

Threading is an excellent alternative to tweezing and waxing. After your treatment, simple aftercare steps can help you keep your brows & face looking their best without skin irritation or breakouts, which are uncommon. Here are easy aftercare tips to follow after your next threading session.

Skip Cleansers and Makeup for 24 Hours

While most people don’t experience much irritation or breakouts, you can reduce this risk by avoiding the use of facial cleansers or makeup, (makeup brushes) around your brows or face for about a day. This gives your skin time to recover fully so you don’t develop an inflammatory reaction to the skincare products. Exfoliating and anti-aging products should be avoided for up to 3 days around your brows for the same reason.

Treat Redness

Minor redness isn’t uncommon after eyebrow threading, but it typically goes away on its own within a few hours. You can reduce redness faster by spot cooling your brows with an ice pack right after your treatment. Soothing rose water or aloe vera can also ease inflammation and redness for perfect brows in no time.

Avoid Excess Sun Exposure

Your skin will be more sensitive to harmful UV rays immediately after your procedure. Avoid sun exposure as much as possible for the first two hours after threading. If you do go out, be sure to wear sunscreen. All heat sources should also be avoided. This includes tanning beds, hot baths, and the sauna.

Don’t Touch Your Brows or face

You will probably be tempted to touch your brows after threading. Resist the temptation for at least a few hours because touching will transfer oils from your fingers to your skin. This can clog the pores that were opened during the threading process and lead to a breakout or minor skin infection.

Don’t Use Self-Tanner for 2-3 Days

While you may want to accent your flawless new eyebrows with the perfect tan, it’s best to avoid self-tanning products on your face for the first few days, especially around the brows. If you do need to use self-tanner, use a barrier so the product won’t touch your hair or skin just around the brows.

Don’t tweeze or shave between appointments.

You can have threading done as soon as your hair is past your skin. Don’t tweeze or use a brow razor between appointments. These methods can lead to stubble, ingrown hairs, and too much hair removal.

Tinting

Do not rub the area treated

Avoid heat treatments for 24 hours

Do not apply brow make-up for at least 24 hours after your treatment

Avoid sunbathing for 24 hours, as this can cause the tint to fade

Avoid swimming/saunas for at least 24 hours after your treatment

Avoid perfumed products for at least 24 hours after your treatment

Please note that oil based makeup remover can cause the tint to fade quicker

Exposure to the sun/UV lights for long periods can cause the tint to fade quicker