Aftercare @ Up To My Eyes

Eyelash Extensions

CARE OF LASHES

The glue is semi-permanent and infill’s will be required after about 3 – 4 weeks. This is due to the strength of bond of the glue degrading and your own eyelashes shedding.

Extensions do not pull the natural lashes out. HOWEVER if you are wearing eyelash extensions on an on-going basis, the natural lash is affected. It can become finer and more prone to breaking off. It is just like false nails, when the lash has been denied light and air, it is affected. HOWEVER AGAIN, unlike gel nails, there IS a cure to stop this from happening. Products such as Revitalash Advanced, which is an eyelash tonic, when applied to the root of the lashes twice a week, will ensure the lashes will continue to grow strong, thick and in some instances, longer! There are tons of these tonics are available at all different prices. Up To My Eyes supplies the Revitabrow as we believe it is the best on the market and has been tried and tested on numerous of our clients, with very pleasing results.

BASIC CARE
  • Do not touch lashes for 3 hours after procedure
  • Do not wet lashes for 24hrs after the procedure
  • Avoid saunas and steam rooms whilst wearing lashes. Temperature over 75’ Celsius can cause the glue to start softening.
  • Never get oil or moisturiser on the lashes as it degrades the glue and the lashes will come un-done.
  • Use an oil free make-up remover and avoid rubbing lashes.
  • If mascara must be worn, use a mascara sold by your eyelash extension provider that is safe to use on your eyelash extensions. We recommend Revitalash Mascara which can be worn over extensions and which helps to prolong the length of time you get out of each refill.

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HD Brows

HD Brows Aftercare Advice

  • Always follow your stylist’s recommendations and avoid tweezing in between appointments to maintain the best long-term shape.
  • Avoid using makeup and facial cleansers around the brow area for the following 24 hours.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, the use of sunbeds, saunas, steam rooms and swimming pools for 24 hours.
  • Avoid exfoliating and using anti-ageing products around the brow area for three days either side of the treatment.
  • Avoid using any self-tanning products on the face for around two-three days either side of the treatment. If you do wish to use a tanning product on your face, apply a barrier to the hair and just around the brow prior to tanning to prevent discolouration of your tint.
  • Avoid the temptation to over touch the brow area after a treatment. Touching can add oils into the area (from your fingers/hands) and could clog the open pores, resulting in spots.
  • Remember your tinting results will be darker and more defined immediately after your treatment. The makeup applied is not permanent and the tint will fade depending on the frequency of cleansing.
  • Inform your stylist immediately should you experience any swelling, itchy rashes, bruising, skin grazing or cuts after your treatment so they can advise you on the correct procedure to follow. If you have any questions or concerns, be honest with your stylist – feedback is always valued.

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Brow Lamination

BROW LAMINATION AFTERCARE

  • Following your Brow Lamination treatment, we recommend that the treatment is repeated every 6-8 weeks, depending on your desired look.
  • If you have a brow tint as part of the treatment, you can return every 2-4 weeks for a top up to keep your brows looking perfect.

For optimum results, please follow the below:

  • For the first 24 hours after the treatment brows should be treated with care.
  • We recommend not touching the hairs to ensure they stay in the correct direction.
  • For the first 24 hours after the treatment avoid getting your brows wet, specifically no showers, hot baths, swimming and saunas.
  • We recommend using a Brow Gel or Conditioning Serum between appointments to keep brows in the best possible condition.

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Dolly Lash

Our Dolly Lash Treatment is a low maintenance treatment meaning you don’t need to return to the salon after your treatment. However, we do recommend using our Beaut Noir Lash & Brow Conditioning Serum at home to help nourish and strengthen lashes and keep them looking healthy. This will be given to you at your first Dolly Lash Treatment with our salon. Ultimately, this means you can enjoy the effects of your Dolly Lash treatment for longer.

AFTER YOUR DOLLY LASH TREATMENT

  • For the first 24 hours after your treatment it’s important not to allow water to come into contact with your lashes.
  • For 2 days afterwards do not steam your face, use a steam bath, swim or wash your face with hot water.
  • Only use waterproof mascara.
  • Use oil-free make-up remover if mascara is worn.
  • Don’t rub your eyes when washing your face – always pat the lashes dry after cleansing
  • Ensure lashes are not manipulated into different positions (e.g. when sleeping, cleansing the face, applying moisturiser or cosmetics)

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Environ Facial

  • Do not undertake any other facial  skincare treatments within 48hrs of having a Facial.
  • Do not apply perfume or perfumed products to treated areas within 48 hrs of having a Facial.
  • Stay away from direct sunlight/sunbeds and heat, e.g. saunas, for 48 hrs after having a Facial.
  • Do not apply any other exfoliating skincare products for 72 hours after having a Facial.
  • Keep make-up and other skincare products to a minimum for 24hrs after having a Facial.
  • For long term results, use the prescribed products for home care and book in for treatments monthly. Always use an SPF, we highly recommend Environ RAD

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Waxing

After your waxing service, you may expect the area to be red, some may experience blood spots due to thicker, courser hair and the area may feel tender and tingle.

For the first 24 hours after a waxing service, avoid the following to prevent irritating the skin:

  • Touching or scratching the waxed area

  • Exfoliating the waxed area

  • We suggest you rather shower in a cold temperature. Ensure the water runs off the waxed area and you do not wash or scrub this area

  • Perspiration and friction on the waxed area

  • Saunas and steam rooms

  • Exercise, gyms and swimming

  • Sunbathing, sunbeds or any sunlight and UV exposure. Sweat can infect open follicles and heat can irritate the waxed area. Remember to book your wax 2 days before you go on holiday, to allow the follicles enough time to close and the skin to calm down

  • Applying products to the waxed area such as deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes, self-tanning products etc.

  • Tight fitted clothing that may cause friction to the waxed area

To soothe and calm the skin we suggest regularly applying an Aloe Vera gel. This will rehydrate the skin and soothe any distort you may experience. Tea tree oil can also be applied to the area for its antibacterial properties in ensuring the area remains bacteria free.

Remember, it is important to keep the area clean and dry for 48 hours after your appointment

3-10 days after your waxing service, you need to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs. The skin will close over the follicles and new hair may get trapped causing ingrown hairs.

Gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a body scrub. Start this routine 2-3 days after the waxing treatment. It is essential that you perform this routine between days 3-10 after your wax service. Remember to not over exfoliate as this can cause damage to the skin.

Follow your exfoliation with an enriching and nourishing moisturiser. This process will prevent ingrown hairs and ensure that your next wax is easier and a little less painful.

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Semi-permanent Eyeliner

  • Apply ice to the treated area for 10 to 15 minutes every few hours or so. Ice helps reduce swelling and aids in the healing.
  • Follow by applying a small amount of your complimentary aftercare on a clean cotton swab so you can control the amount applied. If you can see it – it’s too much!
  • Repeat this process until the next morning.. After that, do not do anything. Just let it heal.
  • In 4 to 5 days, you will notice little “pepper-like” flakes on your face. This means the crust is flaking off. You will then see a much lighter colour, which will soften over time
  • Your Eyeliner Will Initially Look Thicker, Darker & More Sharply Defined
  • Showering is fine. But don’t let the water hit directly on your eyes. This could knock off the scabs and remove the colour.
  • Do not use mascara or eyelash curlers for seven days after the procedure. When you resume use, purchase a new tube of mascara. The old tube may contain bacteria.
  • Your eyes may appear swollen for 24 to 36 hours. Some experience no trauma whatsoever, everyone is different! If affected, sleep slightly elevated. Some people find that taking an antihistamine before bed reduces inflammation.

Remember, it’s a process!

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Henna Brow

  • 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.

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Semi-Permanent Brows

“It’s what we do after the hurt that matters”

Aftercare is very important because if you do not look after your new eyebrows, the colour will disappear quickly. Infection can set in, and a number of uncomfortable things can happen.

Instructions:

  • Do not let the area dry out. Apply petroleum jelly or Tattoo Goo at least 3 times a day for five days.
  • Be careful not to use too much aftercare gel.  It should only be a tiny film that covers the treated area. The aim is not to add moisture, but to seal and protect the skin from bacteria.
  • It also helps to accelerate  the healing process.
  • If you have dry skin, apply the aftercare every 3 hours after the treatment on Day 1 and from Day 2, at least 3 times a day. Continue this for 7 days.
  • If you have oily skin, wash down the area with damp cotton wool before applying the aftercare on day 1. On Day 2 there is no need to wash down the area, just to keep applying the aftercare as for normal or dry skin.
  • Do not use a sunbed for at least 5 days and after that, always keep brows covered.
  • Do not swim (in chlorine) for 5 days.
  • Do not excessively touch the area.
  • Avoid excessive sweating for the first 24hrs.
  • After the fifth day, use sunscreen on the area.
  • The skin in the brow area has been perforated so it is very important that you adhere to the after care.
  • If the area becomes dry, the skin will become flaky and the colour will be repelled from the skin, leaving light patches.
  • Your second treatment will of course correct any of the above but to get the best results, keep strictly to the aftercare advice.
  • The top up treatment should be booked online immediately to ensure availability. Remember it will take up to 30 days for the skin to heal so the appointment should be 4 weeks after the initial treatment.

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Lipmentation

There may be moderate swelling, redness and bruising for the first 5 days. Apply a Ziploc bag filled with water and ice for no more than 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling.

  • During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own.

  • Expect the colour to eventually lighten by up to 40% once the healing process is complete.

  • Permanent Lip Colour is in the skin rather than on top of it like lipstick, so it will have a matte finish unless you apply lip gloss or lipstick on top of the permanent makeup.

  • Colour may appear sketchy at different stages of healing. Be patient. This is a process that does not yield immediate results.

  • Permanent makeup ink is not the same as body art ink, and by design it does not last as long as body art ink. Permanent Makeup does fade and is expected to last 2 to 5 years after the 3 treatments have been carried out.

  • If you develop excessive redness, itchiness, or white pimple-like spots in the tattooed area, you may be having a reaction to your aftercare cream. If this occurs, wash the area, and stop using it or any other product, on the area. Allow the reaction to settle down, which it should do in 24-72 hours. The tattoo site cannot be tattooed again within 28 days or scarring can result. If you see changes that you would like to make to shape or colour, they will need to wait until after this 28 day period.

  • After initial healing (7-10 days) use lip gloss with sunblock over the tattooed area to preserve colour. The continued use of at least SPF 30 sunblock with UVA and UVB protection will help to prevent fading. · Sleep slightly elevated for the first few nights to reduce swelling.

  • Do not let the area dry out completely, since this can cause scabbing and cracking of the skin surface. ·

  • Products to Not Use on the tattooed area: No Neosporin, Vaseline or other petroleum cream or ointments. · Schedule and go to your touch-up appointments, which should be scheduled to occur between 4 and 8 weeks after the initial procedure. The touch-up procedures will ensure good colour saturation and provide an opportunity to fine tune the final shape and colour.

  • No anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Proactive) or lightening creams (bleach creams) hydroquinone around any permanent makeup site, since they will cause rapid fading.

  • No anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids. These will fade permanent makeup, since creams do not have assigned seating and travel in the skin.

  • Do not expose the tattooed area to sun or tanning beds without using sun block. This can cause premature fading.

  • Be careful to avoid infection of the tattooed area for 15 days after the procedure.

  • Always wash your hands before touching the tattooed areas

  • Do not share your aftercare product with anyone

  • No facials or masks for 15 days, and avoid them in the permanent makeup area indefinitely.

  • No swimming pools, Jacuzzis or other bodies of water for 15 days.  Do not soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for 15 days

  • Laser procedures done within 3 inches of permanent makeup can cause fading

  • Face peels, even mild ones, may cause permanent makeup to lighten.

  • Microdermabrasion in the permanent makeup area can fade permanent makeup.

  • Any removal of dead cells on permanent makeup can cause premature fading.

Follow-up and Maintenance Appointments

Your lips will gradually lighten and the colour will stabilize over several weeks following your procedure. Lip tissue is different from regular skin, so it loses the most colour following the initial tattooing procedure. Your lips will probably heal lighter than you want, but they can be darkened at your second application of pigment at a follow-up visit (“touch-up”). A follow-up will be needed to adjust shape or add colour to areas that healed lighter from tissue swelling and bleeding during the tattooing process. Ideally, your second visit should be completed between 4 to 8 weeks post procedure. Because permanent makeup can fade over time, you can schedule maintenance visits every few years to keep your colour looking fresh.

POST CARE for LIPS

Full lip colour is most often affected by poor aftercare. The lip tissue is different in nature to the skin and is subjected to salts and acids from food and drink as well as bacteria found in one’s saliva. All three tend to have a bleaching effect on pigment in unhealed skin. A tell-tale sign that you did not comply with the aftercare instructions would be loss of colour in the centre of the bottom lip. This is caused by drinking coffee or soda (acid) without the use of a good lip balm or a straw.

Use plenty of aftercare ointment or lip balm after the procedure. You must be “married” to this product for the two to three week healing period. An old lipstick will not do as bacteria is present and can cause an infection.  A new lipstick can be applied on top of her lip balm if needed.

Before eating or drinking anything other than water (coffee, tea, soda etc) you must apply the lip balm heavily. After eating you must wash the tattooed area with mild soap and water, pat dry and re-apply the lip balm.

Before retiring at night you are strongly advised to apply a heavy amount of lip balm. Contact with saliva from the mouth, while sleeping, can result in bleach out areas around the corners of the mouth.

A good lip procedure isn’t luck, it’s knowledge.

Adverse Reactions

Allergic reactions to pigments are reasonably rare, but it’s difficult to remove the irritant. Anytime a foreign body is implanted into the skin, it has the potential for results not anticipated. The reaction could occur years later as a rash or an immune system allergic reaction.

Pigments which contain iron oxide, rarely cause allergic reactions. Iron oxide has been shown to be the safest pigment. During your Lipmentation treatment your therapist used pigments made from Iron Oxides. Anything that is vegetable based, organic, or natural is the most risky. It’s the natural products in vegetables and herbs that can cause horrible allergic reactions.

Two more possible adverse reactions are granulomas, which are masses that form around a foreign substance, inside the tissue of the skin. Keloids, which are an overgrowth of scar tissue, or a raised scar can form. Keloids appear more often with removal of permanent makeup than with its application.

Dry, Chapped and Flaky Lips: The Perfect Way to Ruin A Perfect Pout

Our lips are very different from the skin on our bodies and faces, which have many more layers, glands, pores, follicles and melanin, which allows us to tan as a natural reaction to sun exposure. This melanin screens the harmful UVA/UVB rays, meaning that people with higher melanin (darker skin) are less likely to develop a sunburn than their fair-skinned counterparts. Lips do not produce much melanin, making it important to always use a moisturizing product with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15, although we recommend much higher than that.

Since our lips have fewer skin layers than other parts of our bodies, there’s not much of a barrier to hold in vital moisture. Chapped lips can happen anytime of the year, but occur most often during the winter when the air outside is drier and colder and our homes are heated with circulating dry, hot air. To prevent this, we must carry around our pots, sticks and tubes of lip products to maintain our lips’ usual softness.

Many of you may notice that your lips become dry when you are in bed with the flu or have allergy problems. Oftentimes this is due to fever, dehydration and mouth-breathing. Just be sure to coat your lips often with a good lip product and drink plenty of fluids, which you should be doing anyway.

Lip Care and Maintenance: Upkeep for Beautiful Lips

No matter how augmented, defined or full your lips may be, if they’re parched and flaky it will  ruin the whole effect. Dry, chapped lips are rough and unattractive.

To help keep nice lips nice, try these lip care tips:

  •  Drink plenty of fluids! We cannot stress enough the importance of proper hydration for beautiful lips and general good health.

  • Coat your lips with balm or lipstick with sunblock, especially in winter and in dry climates.
  • Do not pick at your lips. Be careful about what products you place on your lips. Exfoliating products for the face will dry out your lips. If you need to exfoliate your lips, simply rub them gently with a washcloth or soft toothbrush.
  • Use quality cosmetics. Cheap products may contain a host of drying ingredients.
  • Do not lick, gnaw or nibble at your lips it only makes matters worse.

 Cold sores can be triggered by many things:

  • Stress

  • Dry lips

  • Trauma

  • Elective trauma (surgery)

  • Lip picking or biting

  • Extreme temperatures

  • Over exfoliation

  • Sunburn

  • Chemical peels, laser or Retin A use

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Cosmetic tattooing

  • Cheap cosmetics

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