Taking Care of Your Skin
With summer approaching, we want our skin to look its best!
Now is the perfect time to take care of your skin and prepare for treatments. Below are some tips for pre- and post-treatment skin care.
Exfoliation — This is a great practice to clear away dead skin and to help keep pores from becoming clogged. You can do this in a couple of different ways:
Practice dry-brushing before your shower, which is said to produce a number of benefits. Search for tutorials online to explain the process, like this : https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12675/a-stepbystep-guide-to-dry-skin-brushing.html
You can use your regular bath or shower body puff if you prefer. Concentrate on areas you will be getting treated, but be gentle with your skin — there is no need to scrub hard!
Masks — Face masks aren’t just for your face! For a treat to your poor, overlooked underarms, try applying a clay mask. This is especially beneficial if you are making the switch to a natural deodorant. This is a great time to try that as well if you still don’t have to go into the office while your body adjusts! Lots of small, local businesses produce both natural deodorants and treatment masks.
Sunscreen — As tempting as it feels to rush out into the sun and soak it all up, you don’t want crispy skin when going into your appointment. Enough said.
Moisturize — Take this time to prepare your skin so you can feel and look your best.
Remember these tips when you prepare for your next treatment:
Exercise before, not after your appointment
Avoid using make-up for 24 hours after treatment
Try to avoid using deodorant for 48 hours after treatment on underarms
Avoid direct sunlight for 24-48 hours after treatment (to avoid sunspots on the treated area), or use a good sunscreen like Biomi Mineral Sunscreen that you can find at The Sardis Electrolysis Lounge
Limit sugar and caffeine before your appointment, but be sure to have a healthy bite before coming in, as that can help with pain tolerance if you are on the sensitive side or working on a more sensitive area like upper lip or bikini
Stay hydrated to make treatments more effective