Welcome to the wonderful world of Dermaplaning. You may have already heard of this treatment flooding social media timelines in recent months for its instant glow boosting effects. But what does it actually involve?

 

The treatment itself is completely safe and painless. It involves using a sterile medical blade to scrape off layers of dead skin and vellus hair (the soft “peach fuzz”) on your face. The idea of effectively “shaving” your face can be a scary thought for some. But there is no need to worry, it is simply a myth that the hair will grow back thicker and darker. It is impossible for the soft, vellus hair follicles on your face to grow back with tough terminal hairs (the hair found on legs for example).

 

The benefits and instant visible effects of this facial are second to none considering it is completely non invasive and non inflammatory. Your makeup will sit perfectly on the skin, giving an airbrushed look. Another big advantage of dermaplaning is that after one treatment, all of your skincare products will absorb better into the skin, allowing you to get your full money’s worth out of your skincare regime. There is simply no point in applying expensive creams and serums on top of layers of dead skin.

 

Suitable for all skin types, the deep exfoliation due to the blade will stimulate collagen production and bring blood to the skin’s surface. Hello plump and healthy skin! For those of you concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, this is a perfect facial for you as the appearance of any texture on the face is dramatically reduced after one round of treatment.

 

Any setbacks? We would avoid dermaplaning over active breakouts and acne due to the sensitivity of this kind of area. However, healing spots and acne scarring is a great canvas for dermaplaning as it will encourage the skin’s surface to renew and repair. Also – if you are thinking of having one of our gorgeous Medik8 peels then Dermaplaning is a great pre-step. The peel will be much more effective afterwards after getting rid of all that surface dirt and dead skin.

 

So why not try it? Here at Beautology we offer a 30 minute Dermaplaning facial for just £75. We can also pop on a gentle enzyme peel for you for an extra £10 to supercharge that glow. You won’t regret it!

 

MAKEUP? Some of us won’t leave the house without it. Some of us don’t know the difference between bronzer and blusher. Either way,

Records as early as 3000 BC show women (and men) using natural resources to stain their faces and hands with homemade tinctures to signify their status in society. Fast forward to 2018 and makeup has revolutionised into an explosion of contouring and even guyliner (eyeliner for men) Makeup is an art form utilised by women and men alike across the globe to express themselves and enhance their own beauty.

But what if you don’t know where to start? The beauty industry is now over saturated with products, gadgets, formulas… I could go on. It gets confusing and knowing what is essential and what is a waste of time can be difficult these days.

There are a few basic items that can help you put your best face forward…

  1. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!

Even the oiliest of skins need a base for the makeup to stick to, a barrier between our skin and foundation to protect and nourish. For oily skins, try a gel formula which dries matte. Dry skins need something a bit richer. Embryolisse is a classic and has priming properties as well as quenching and smoothing the skin.

 

  1. All about that Base

Find something that works for you, tinted moisturiser is a great every day option. If you need slightly more coverage but can’t face foundation, try MAC Face & Body, it’s a buildable water based foundation that looks flawless all day long. Save the full coverage foundations for nights out for that full glam effect.

  1. Shape it up

A quick combo of blush & bronzer brings out cheekbones and lifts the face. When applying blush, smile at yourself in the mirror and pop it where the apple of your cheek puffs out. We love a cream blush here at Beautology, much more youthful and subtle. Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge is amazing, and can also be used on the lips. Very effective two in one product for on the go. Use a fluffy brush and suck in your cheeks when putting on bronzer for a subtle contour and blend upwards. You can also swipe around the hairline & temples to make your forehead appear smaller.

 

  1. It’s all in the eyes

For day time, make the most of those lashes. Of course we love our Semi Permanent eyelash extensions, but for those of you with natural lashes or LVL lovers. We highly recommend Revitalash eyelash primer & mascara. The volume you can get from this combination is out of this world. Both are available at the salon.

  1. Perfect pout

 

Last but not least, keep your lips looking fresh with a swipe of tinted lip balm. Or if you can’t be without your lippy, find your perfect Nude shade at MAC or Bobbi Brown, both brands have a huge selection in all different finishes.
We are now offering makeup lessons at Beautology along with full face makeovers. Pop in to book your appointment and learn proper application techniques, how to give your makeup lasting power, or just create your own go-to makeup look for day or night! We can recommend products for your particular skin type and leave you feeling confident within your own skin.

If you have any further questions about our makeup services feel free to give us a call on 01277622355 any time. Also take a look at our Instagram page – @beautologybeauty for some gorgeous before and afters!

Everything you need to know to keep your lashes healthy, fluffy and gorgeous!

First things first, PREP. Please try your very best to arrive without makeup, creams or oils around the eye area. We can easily remove this for you, but it will take precious lashing time out of your appointment (not good).

When removing your eye makeup before your appointment at home, please try to use an OIL FREE remover. We love the “Simple” range – cheap as chips from Superdrug!

*COFFEE ADDICTS BEWARE* If you can – avoid caffeine a couple of hours before your appointment. Caffeine filled drinks can cause twitching eyelids and slow us lash techs down, also it will allow you to have a restful nap whilst we are making your eyes look beautiful.

AFTERCARE

The LAST thing you want to do after splashing cash on your lashes is get them wet! The lash adhesive will only be fully cured 24 hours after treatment, so we don’t want to interrupt this process. The same goes for steam – we recommend a cool shower of the body avoiding the face. For all you gym babes, try not to work up a sweat, use a sauna or jacuzzi, or go on a sunbed for 24 hours as well. This can weaken the lash bond. No no no!

Next thing – MAKEUP. All you should need to wear on your eyes is your gorgeous full set of lash extensions. But if you must wear eyeshadow and eyeliner then just be careful! When removing eye makeup, dip a cotton bud in our fave “Simple” eye makeup remover, and gently run along eyelid and lash line. Avoid going back and forth along the lash line if you can. Use a fresh cotton bud for each eye as well to avoid transfer of dirt and germs from one eye to another.

Do not by ANY means use mascara, especially if you want to have your lashes infilled. Mascara clumps the lashes together and makes it nearly impossible for us to infill them. And the unclumping and cleaning of your lashes an incur extra time and extra cost on your appointment!

AFTER 24 HOURS

You are now free to get your lashes wet, swim, use the sauna.. However! Make sure you brush your lashes into place after getting them wet and let them air dry. Alternatively you can blow dry them on a low, cool setting gently.

DON’T PANIC

It is completely normal to lose 1-5 eyelashes a day, with or without lash extensions! A new lash starts growing to replace it instantly. Sometimes we will undergo a “lash shed” this is where lots of lashes in the last stage of our lash growth cycle will drop out. Our lashes are in a constant 3 step cycle and each individual lash can be in any phase at any one time.

Most importantly, love your lashes, and keep them clean! Shampoo, conditioner, cleansers, and makeup can all build up in the lash root if we don’t cleanse our lashes every once in a while. Mix a small amount of Johnson’s baby shampoo with cool water and gently massage over lashes and rinse.

Any other questions? We’ll be happy to answer on the day of your appointment or you can call us anytime on 01277 622355.

At Beautology A huge proportion of our work is of course eyelash treatments Billericay. We are so lucky we have so many options available to us from a subtle lash lift and tint to a fab set of falsies for the wow factor  when we are flutter queens at the Christmas parties. Some of our clients like the quick fix of falsies while others are looking for long term beautiful lashes that are natural with length and shine. To achieve this we are proud stockists of the plant based natural enhancer Revitalash.

Revitalash is a product that improves the health and appearance of eyelashes that was created by Dr Brinkenhoff who was inspired by his wife to provide a range of dependable beauty products that boost confidence, enhance natural beauty and supremely revitalising results.

Our eyelashes and hair is exposed to the elements 24/7, toxic build up and overuse of cheap beauty products cause the eye lashes to lose moisture, shine and length leaving them brittle, thinning and dull. Revitalash does exactly what the name suggests and brings them back to life, rejuvenating and repairing hard done by lashes. It contains key ingredients of Biotin to add strength and volume, Panthenol to moisturise and add shine and polymers and natural plant waxes that coat the lashes to build out even, effortless length and amplify natural volume as well as Peptides to help improve flexibility and help prevent breakage. Used daily on your lashes you will notice an improvement not just on the condition of your lashes but also the length as it naturally enhances healthy new growth.

Nutrition For Healthy Hair Growth

If you want to give it a real super boost then pay attention to your diet. Are you eating a nutrient rich diet that enables you to feel and look healthy? Our body can only work with what we give it, for healthy cell regeneration, growth and that healthy glow we must look at our nutrition. Lack of nutrients and our of control hormones have a massive effect on the health of our hair growth and condition. In these high stress times it is important to support the body.

  • Drink Water – If the roots of hair are deficient in required water levels, the tresses of hair will eventually become brittle, dry, rough and it is possible that they may stop growing at your genetic rate. Roots of hair are the only means by which water is supplied from body to hair. Roots soak up the water and provide hydration to the hair, which automatically and internally boosts up hair growth. Water is important for every function of the body, hair is no exception
  • A diet rich in B vitamins – For hair growth B5 is a key player, B5 is our anti-stress vitamin, when we are stressed out we use this to neutralise the potential damages of the stress response being engaged, if you are always stressed you burn this up and then hair growth is slower. Vitamin B5 supports the adrenal glands, which helps stimulate hair growth. Food sources include, eggs, avocado, sweet potato, nuts and seeds.
  • Biotin – Works especially well with the above it rebuilds hair shingles that have been damaged from external factors such as make up. Food sources include  Avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, nuts, potatoes, and spinach also provide biotin.
  • Omega 3 – Omega 3 is a good fat that is needed for a multitude of things including the regulation of hormones and nice thick hair growth, avocados, fish, flax seed and seaweeds are a great way to get this in to the diet
  • Iron and Vitamin C – The antioxidant, vitamin C fights oxidative stress that contributes to  hair loss and iron deficiency are at a higher risk of hair loss. Tuck in to oranges, broccoli, kale and red pepper, spinach and kiwi fruit.

If you are looking for the ultimate Eyelash Treatment and rejuvenation for yourself or a last minute Christmas gift for a loved one then Beautology is here to help you.

 

Wishing all our clients a lash-tastic Christmas and New Year