Frequently Asked Question
Will the hair stop growing after waxing?
Waxing makes the hair finer, but it’s not a permanent hair removal method.
What is the difference between professional skincare you can purchase at a beauty salon or a range you buy over the counter?’
Professional skincare ranges are full of very active ingredients that stimulate and enhance the skin, they are prescribed by a trained professional Beauty Therapist that knows and understands the skins functions and how it should be treated for a successful result.
What 4 products are essential in a beauty regime?
The 4 most important products to use are:
- Cleanser – to remove make up, grime and impurities.
- Exfoliant – to remove dead cells from your skin and give luster to your skin.
- Toner – to remove the excess cleanser and to allow the proper absorbtion of a moisturiser.
- Moisturiser – to replace lost moisture from throughout the day and to protect the skin against the damaging effects of the environment.
Are toners really necessary? Can I just use water?
Yes toners are necessary – they remove the excess cleanser and prepare the skin for the application of a moisturiser. Toners are pH balanced and contain active ingredients to allow your moisturiser to penetrate into the skin. It restores the skins pH levels after a cleanser has been removed with water.
If you use water as a toner you may alter the pH levels of the skin due to the chemical content found in water.
A moisturiser will always last longer when used in conjunction with a toner.
Why should I use a separate sunblock when my moisturiser & foundation contains it?
Due to the amount of sun protection that is mixed into these products, it is not enough to provide you with all day protection. A separate sunblock (SPF30+) should be applied after your moisturiser and before your foundation to give you a good 6 hours of protection against the UVA ageing rays, UVB burning rays & UVC cancerous rays.
For maximum protection a sunblock should always be applied 20 minutes before going out in the sun.
Are there any preparations I need to make before my appointment?
It is best to not eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment. And only a lite meal at that time.
This is a similar process to swimming or a work out when your body will take all the blood away from the digestion process and take it to the working peripheral tissues therefore causing poor digestion and possible discomfort.
Must I undress for my massage?
Massage therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet so that they expose only the area which they are working on. You may need to undress for therapy. However, you do not need to expose yourself in any way that you are uncomfortable.
At what age should I start using skincare?
A basic skincare routine of Cleansing, Toning and Moisturising prescribed for your skin type by a professional Beauty Therapist can be started at the early age of 13.
Am I likely to suffer from any skin reactions?
You may suffer with red and or blotchy skin after waxing. This normally lasts for around 2 hours but may last up to 24 hours. If you are particularly concerned about the effect waxing will have on your skin, we are able to offer a free patch test at least 24 hours to your treatment. Call for information.