Massage Aftercare Advice
Please read the guidance below carefully if you have booked in for a massage session
AT ASPIRE HAIR AND BEAUTY
Please note, however, that the advice is not a substitute for the advice of a medical professional, but merely assistance to help you get the best from your treatment(s). If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The following advice should be taken following a massage:
• Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours, as massage is a detoxifying treatment
• Drink plenty of water to assist in the elimination of toxins from the body
• Eat a light diet to assist the detoxification and healing process
• Get plenty of rest. You may feel tired after treatment
• Gentle exercise – postural exercises can help with muscle tension as well as exercises that will assist with mobility. Yoga is a suitable and gentle option.
• Do breathing exercises to assist with taking in oxygen to your fullest capacity
• Research the possibility of treatment options to assist with stress and other conditions, if necessary.
Occasionally, you may experience any of the following reactions up to 24-48 hours after treatment; this is known as a contra-action and is the body’s response to the treatment:
• Dizziness or nausea
• Disrupted sleeping pattern
• Muscles may feel tired and achy
• Increased urination or passing stools
• Increased thirst
These reactions are uncommon but perfectly normal and show that toxins are being expelled from the body, so that it may re-balance and cleanse itself.
N.B. In the unlikely event that you experience any severe pain or discomfort, please seek advice from your GP.
Facial Aftercare Advice
After Your Facial
Please read the advice below relevant to your treatment(s). Please note, however, the advice is not a substitute for the advice of a medical professional, but merely guidance to help you get the best from your treatment(s). If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
• Avoid wearing make-up for at least 6 hours after a facial treatment
• Always cleanse, tone and moisturise your face; to prevent loss of moisture, protect the
skin from make-up and to keep the skin soft and supple
• Always remove all traces of make-up at the end of the day
• Drink plenty of water (recommended 6-8 glasses per day)
• Do not undertake any other facial skincare treatments within 48 hours of facial
• Avoid sun-bathing for up to 12 hours
• Avoid direct heat (intense sunlight & sunbeds) and indirect heat (sauna, hot bath,
• Do not apply any other exfoliating skincare products for 72 hours after facial
Spray Tan Aftercare Advice
The Night Before Your Tan
• Please shave or wax your legs the night before your tan or at least 12hours before . • Moisturize really well before bed.
• Exfoliate THOROUGHLY as well. This will remove dead skin and provide a new, smooth surface for your tan. Exfoliating helps to promote even coverage and lengthens the duration of the tan.
• DO NOT USE DOVE PRODUCTS! Dove soap and Dove lotions leave a film on your skin that directly leads to a blotchy tan.
The Day Of Your Tan
• Remove make-up, moisturizer, perfume and deodorant before your application.
• It is recommended that you wear dark, loose fitting clothing. Solution washes out of most clothing very easily but tends to stain nylon and Lycra materials; therefore, dark colored underwear is recommended.
• A woman’s tan can be directly affected by her hormones. Considering her cycle, it can cause blotchiness or the color not to develop as dark as normally. It’s not common, but it happens.
• Oily skin types usually develop lighter and require an extra spray after 24-48 hours to get your base color.
• Let your tan set for at least 7-8 hours (overnight if possible) before showering or taking a bath. This allows your tan to develop.
• Avoid wearing socks or shoes after your tanning session in order to allow the tan to develop properly on your feet.
• Avoid applying moisturizers or deodorants.
• Avoid wearing tight clothing for at least 5 hours. This includes tighter-fitting jeans, bras, spandex, tight blouses and shoes/socks.
• All swimming, showering and vigorous exercise must be avoided for at least 5 hours as sweating can inhibit the development of your tan.
• Do not shave for 12hours after treatment.Maintaining The Tan It is recommended you follow these general guidelines to maintain your tan:
• Moisturize regularly.
• Avoid long hot baths and showers as these speed up exfoliation.
• Pat your skin dry after a bath or shower. Rubbing your skin may rub off your tan.
• Avoid swimming pools and salt water, as these can reduce your tan.
• Try to always have a fresh new razor for shaving.
Mani & Pedi Aftercare
Manicure & Pedicure Aftercare Advice
After Your Manicure or Pedicure
Please read the advice below relevant to your treatment(s). Please note, however, the advice is not a substitute for medical advice, but merely assistance to help you get the best from your treatment(s). If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
• Leave adequate time after your treatment for your nails to dry
• Wear protective gloves when gardening, or doing housework
• Use hand cream regularly
• Always use a base coat under polish to prevent staining, and top coat to prevent
• Never use metal files
• Keep nails at a workable length
• Drink plenty of water and eat well
• Do simple hand exercise to keep joints supple
• Avoid harsh and drying soaps
• For pedicures, wear open toe shoes if possible
• Change socks or tights daily
• Apply moisturising lotion daily to the feet after bathing
• Apply talc or special foot powder between the toes to help absorb moisture
• Foot sprays containing peppermint or citrus oil are useful to refresh the feet during the
• Dry hands and feet thoroughly after washing, especially between toes and fingers
• Use cuticle cream or oil daily to moisturise dry cuticles
• Use an acetone-free nail polish remover
Ideally, ensure you receive regular, professional manicures & pedicures at least every 2-4 weeks for maintenance and good nail care.
GEL POLISH / ACRYLIC NAILS AFTERCARE
Firstly nails are jewels not tools
Use cuticle oil regularly – rub it all around your cuticle and onto the nail itself. Used at least 2-4 times daily (on your toes as well as fingers), this keeps your nails supple but strong and nourishes them. You will be able to buy small bottles of cuticle oil from me in the new year keep your gel nails looking lovely!
• Avoid hand creams containing lanolin as these may cause the product to lift.
• Wear rubber gloves when using cleaning products and washing up.
• Wear gloves when gardening/decorating.
• Do not pick, cut, file or bite your nails. This will not only damage the product, but could harm your natural nails.
• If you have been heavy handed and damaged your gel (it is not infallible!) you can make an appointment to have it repaired before the problem gets worse. There will be a small charge per nail repair. I will repair any problems that occur within 24 hours free of charge.
• Always have the product removed professionally to avoid any natural nail damage. I can't stress this enough! Peeling or picking Gel polish from your nails will remove a couple of layers of nail with it too.
• Avoid intense heat for 24 hours after application, so don’t use a sauna or sunbed as it may cause heat spikes on your gel nails, and will fade your colour!
• Always wash your hands, nails and cuticles carefully after applying sun cream and self tanning lotions. Some makes of sun cream contain ingredients which if left, will impair your Gel colour possibly making it fade.
• Self tanning lotion will discolour your polish.
• Please avoid touching chemicals such as hair dye solution, cleaning products etc as these can cause a breakdown in service of your Shellac or acrylic nails.