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01/08/22


A lash lift is the perfect low maintenance lash treatment. Your lashes are lifted at the root to give a wide awake, lengthened appearance. Shields are used to achieve results of varying gradients and the process includes an eyelash tint. The results last between 8-12 weeks.

No need for extensions, mascara or maintenance, this is the perfect lash treatment for those on the go all the time or in advance of a holiday. In addition to saving time in your morning routine, the lash lift will give the appearance of thicker, fuller, longer lashes no matter the length of your lashes, plus a wide-awake, bright-eyed and youthful appearance. We love how natural-looking yet effective the lash lift treatment is.

Pre Treatment
✔ The eyes are a sensitive area so we need to carry out a patch test at least 24 hours
before the treatment commences. The patch test takes just a moment and is placed
behind the ear or in the crease of the elbow. It can be carried out any time but please
call ahead or book it as an appointment so we can be sure somebody is available for
you.
✔ Your eyes and your health are an absolute priority and we are therefore strict on this
policy. If you have not received a patch test from us for the service in the last six
months we will need to carry out a new test.
✔ Assuming you have no reaction within the 24 hours, we are ready to go ahead with the
treatment. (A reaction would include severe itching, swelling and redness and other
signs of discomfort. If this occurs please contact us immediately)
✔ Please arrive at your appointment with no eye make-up on. The treatment is most
effective on dry lashes and will provide better results if we do not need to use makeup
remover immediately beforehand

What happens during treatment?
The treatment is fairly relaxing, and all that is required from you is to lay down with your eyes
closed and relax. We can cover you with a blanket to keep you warm and enjoy the heated
bed in the cooler months. If you can keep your eyes closed and still, you will achieve the best
possible results. We apply a shield or rod to the eyelids and temporarily stick the lashes back
on to them. This is the part that takes the most time and will make or break the treatment, so
we really take our time making sure your lashes look perfect. Then, we apply the specialist
products to set the lashes in place before unsticking them and removing the shields/rods.
The treatment includes an eyelash tint and altogether takes approximately 50 minutes from
start to finish.

Post Treatment
✔ After your eyes have been closed for some time, it will take a moment for them to
refocus so please take your time to sit up and refocus before getting down from the
couch
✔ We provide cold compress to rinse the eyes in case they are feeling at all gritty or
blurry from being closed for so long. If after you get home you feel they need a rinse,
simply apply cool water to cotton wool, squeeze the excess water and gently rub or
blink onto the lashes
✔ It is fine to wear eye make up after the treatment but you will find you probably won’t
need to day to day and will maybe only want to for a special occasion or night out
✔ Day to day, you will find combing through some clear mascara or petroleum jelly will
keep them looking glossy and healthy
✔ The treatment is perfect for holidays because it is low maintenance
✔ If, after sleeping, the lashes appear to criss cross it may be from your pillow. Take a
brow comb and gently comb the lashes to bounce them back to life.
✔ The lift or perm will eventually grow out with your own lash cycle after approx. 8-10
weeks. We recommend a lift or perm no more frequently than this but you may have
an eyelash tint in between to keep the results looking noticeable

What is the difference between Lash Lift and Eyelash Perm?
They both use similar products but with different methods, so the results last a similar
amount of time. A lash lift is a root lift, giving the illusion of wider eyes and longer lashes,
where the lashes appear long and straight. An eyelash perm has been around a lot longer
than a lash lift and gives a curl to the lashes for a more subtle lift, which is still favoured by
some clients.

What is the age limit for Lash Lift and Eyelash Perm?
We are not able to offer these services to anybody under the age of sixteen . For any customer
under the age of eighteen, we require a parent to attend the appointment to sign a form and
remain on the premises during the first appointment of each new treatment to give full
consent
Just Pampered
18/07/22


💧Dehydration is dangerous any month of the year but particularly dangerous during the summer months. We can’t possibly perform day to day tasks effectively while we are dehydrated, so this can lead to making silly mistakes on mundane activities and potentially dangerous mistakes while operating machinery or even driving a car.

💧Dehydration can lead to brain fog, forgetfulness, confusion, muscle cramping, blurred vision, dry eyes and lethargy. If you have a physical job, even seemingly simple tasks can really zap what little energy you have from you.

💧Dehydration can reduce performance by 20% on a standard day (even in Winter) and up to 40% on a hot day! A 40% decrease in performance and productivity just makes for a difficult day and not a lot to show for it. Dehydration can lead to reduced brain function and just a 2% decrease in brain function can result in short term memory loss or trouble solving simple equations.

💧Whilst we can’t change the weather or the heatwave we are currently experiencing, we can all take care to monitor our water intake to give our body a fighting chance. Drinking small amounts at very regular intervals throughout the day (at least every hour of the waking day) can help prevent the body becoming dehydrated.

💧If you become chronically dehydrated, you can develop other health conditions varying from nausea, sickness and dizziness, through to loss of kidney function and necessary hospital treatment.

💧How do we know we are thirsty?
By the time our brain registers that we are thirsty and we experience the classic signs of dry mouth, tiredness or dizziness, we are already dehydrated. The urge to drink is regulated by a negative feedback system in the body.
Special sensors in the hypothalamus in the brain are constantly monitoring the bloods concentration of sodium and other substances. If the water volume of the body falls below a certain threshold or the sodium concentration becomes too high, the hypothalamus detects changes in the blood and signals thirst.

💧Reasons to Stay Hydrated:
For better brain function - the brain needs water to function and by remaining hydrated we improve concentration and productivity
For better energy - If you find yourself yawning, you’re probably dehydrated. Drink some water to remain alert and awake.
To maintain healthy bones - our bones are made up of 50% water and we need water for new bone cells and also to maintain healthy bone levels
To maintain healthy skin - water helps keep the skin fresh and supple, while helping to flush out impurities (blemishes). The skin is the last organ to receive water and nutrients after the internal organs take what they need. Any minor change in your skin is often a good indication that the body itself is probably not receiving enough water
To boost metabolism - we often mistake hunger for thirst, which affects the regulation of our appetite. Drink plenty of water to keep your metabolism at optimum function.
To help flush toxins - drinking water helps boost the liver and kidneys, so they can do a more efficient job of detoxifying the body

💧Perhaps the most important reason right now is to help the body keep cool and regulate its temperature. As we sweat, we lose salt and water from the body, which needs replacing in the water we drink. On a very hot day, you should aim to increase your usual water intake by 50% and this should be an absolute minimum of three litres in total for the day, on the basis that we should drink two litres a day all year round.

💧If you’re not a fan of plain water on its own, why not add some sliced fruit? 🍉🍋🍊🥝🍓

💧If this blog makes even one person increase their water intake this week, our job here is done and we will be happy. We are off to cool down and gently remind ourselves not to complain because it will be raining before we know it!!

💧Tips to help you stay cool:
- Increase water intake by at least 50% and drink little and often
- Increase this further if you are spending time in direct sunlight
- Carry a bottle of water everywhere you go to encourage regular rehydration
- Wear loose, light coloured clothing, made from natural fabrics where possible
- Wear sunglasses not only for UV protection but to reduce the risk of dry eyes too
- Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake or follow each cup or glass with a glass of water to rehydrate between drinks
- Eat foods with a high water content, such as watermelon, cucumber, lemon, grapes, leafy greens and berries.
- Open all windows first thing in the morning to let out the heat from the night before, but as the sun moves around to them it may be best to close them and close blinds
- Open your loft hatch, if you have access to one, as hot air rises. This helps keep the upper floor cooler.
- Replace your duvet with a sheet or just the cover, and place your pillowcase in the fridge to cool it down before bed
- Apply a cold compress to your neck and wrists at regular intervals throughout the day
- Put toner or water spray in the fridge to spritz over your face at regular intervals
- Place skincare products in the fridge and keep make-up to a minimum
- Put after sun in the fridge in case you experience a little too much sun and suffer with sunburn
- Take a warm shower and slowly reduce the temperature to cool. If you step into an ice cold shower it can shock the body and prevent it from cooling down. We need to reduce the heat gradually.
- Try to keep electrical items such as TV’s, washing machines, dishwashers, tumble dryers, ovens, grills etc to a minimum as these will all give off heat.
- Place a bowl of cold water under a fan to help prevent hot air circulating the room
- Drink water even when you don’t feel thirsty

​​​​​​​💧Enjoy the sunshine while we can and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Just Pamepred
26/04/22

🌼What is it?
Hayfever is an allergy to inhaled particles from indoor or outdoor allergens, such as dust, pollen or pet dander. It can last for weeks or months and begins during the Spring time, usually from mid March. The weather tends to be warmer, humid and windy and the pollen count is at its highest.
The charity Allergy UK estimates that 18 million people have hayfever in the UK.

🌼What causes Hayfever?
Pollen. Pollen is a fine powder released by plants as part of their reproductive cycle. It causes irritations on contact with the cell linings in the nose, mouth, eyes and throat. If the body is allergic it releases immunoglobulin E (antibodies) to attack the pollen, which triggers histamine and causes the reaction.

🌼You can have an allergy to:
Tree Pollen - Spring time
Grass Pollen - Late spring, early Summer
Weed Pollen - late Autumn

🌼Symptoms
Major hayfever symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, watering eyes, blocked sinuses, all due to the histamine reaction in our body. Other symptoms include itchy throat, loss of smell, pain around the temples, headache, earache and feeling tired.

Did you know, Hayfever is often linked with IBS? If you suffer with an irritable bowel, you are likely to display more hayfever symptoms.

🌼How can Hayfever affect your treatments with us:
- If your eyes are feeling itchy, gritty or sensitive, we would not want to add a potential irritation to them, so we advise to avoid a lash lift or eyelash tint until this symptom eases.
- If your eyes are watery, we will not be able to perform a lash lift treatment
- If you feel congested around the sinuses, you may find laying face down for a back massage leaves you feeling a little stuffy-nosed immediately afterwards.

🌼What can help relieve Hayfever symptoms:
- Our ear candle treatments can help clear the head and relieve hayfever symptoms
- When applied as a weekly course of four ear candle treatments just before hayfever season, clients have noted less intense symptoms than previous years. They have reported a clearer head, breathing more freely and less itchy eyes.
- Reflexology can be tailored to specifically relieve symptoms of hayfever and help the body rebalance itself
- A steam treatment within a facial can help relieve congestion
- A pressure point eye massage as a standalone eye treatment or within a facial can assist with drainage and puffiness around the eye area
- We can perform treatments in a semi reclined position if you are too congested to comfortably lay flat
- We can ensure the mitts are cooler during a facial treatment

🌼Treatment
There are plenty of over the counter medicines to help relieve symptoms of Hayfever, including antihistamines loratadine, cetrizine or fexofenadine. Speak to your pharmacist to find the best option for you.

A daily saline solution for the nose (or a nasal spray) can help to thin mucus and enable ‘freer breathing’. Many believe a tablespoon of local honey each day can also help alleviate hayfever symptoms.

Keeping your window shut at night and first thing in the morning is also thought to reduce symptoms throughout the day.

🌼Aromatherapy for Hayfever Symptoms
For fragrance around your home or to request as part of your treatment with us. Please make any requests at the time of booking so we can prepare in advance for you.
- Rosemary - has mucolyptic properties (which is why it features in certain cough medicines)
- Lavender - is a natural antihistamine
- Lemon - anti-inflammatory
- Chamomile - contains high levels of azulene, a natural antihistamine. Cooled chamomile tea bags can also be used as a cold compress for itchy eyes
- Peppermint - stops itching, helps the body eliminate mucus for freer breathing
- Tea Tree - anti-allergy properties and helps to build immunity

🌼If you are looking to add an oil fragrance at home, there are a few things to be aware of:
- No pure essential oils besides Lavender and Tea Tree should ever be applied to the skin in the pure form. It must always be diluted by what we call a carrier oil.
- Do not attempt to mix all of these oils together. It could become overpowering and produce an undesirable fragrance plus undesirable effects, for example a nausea or headache from too much exposure.
- Apply a couple of drops into an oil burner or small dish and leave to fragrance the room, a little goes a long way.
04/04/22

Have you had trouble sleeping lately?
If you regularly have problems sleeping, the common term is Insomnia. Most people experience some form of sleep problem throughout their life, but there are many causes which can contribute.

What Causes Insomnia?
Most commonly psychological causes, such as stress, anxiety, depression
Environmental factors such as noise, temperature
Physical pain
Uncomfortable bed or mattress
Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, rich foods
Eating too late at night
Jet lag
Shift work
Over exposure to blue light from TV, laptops, tablets
Certain medicines or conditions, such as restless leg syndrome or menopause

Massage May Help 💆‍♀️💆‍♂️
- Massage improves blood circulation around the body
- Soothes aches and pains
- Relieves underlying stress
- Soothes nerve endings
- Lowers the heart rate
- Helps quieten the mind
- Raises seratonin levels (the happy hormone)
Just thirty minutes of massage factored in to your hectic schedule can help you relax and achieve a better night's sleep

How a Good Night Sleep Makes You Feel
A good night's sleep can boost your immune system, increase productivity, improve energy levels, improve memory, lift your mood and help prepare you for the day ahead.
A good night's sleep can also help you make better choices towards diet and exercise, encouraging you to make more movement throughout the day and leaving you less inclined to reach for sugary snacks.

Other tips for a better night's sleep:
- Get plenty of natural sunlight in the daytime
- Reduce caffeine consumption and limit after 3pm
- Aim to sleep and wake at consistent times
- Open a window. It is easier to get to sleep in a cooler room.
- Aim to sit and relax for at least thirty minutes before bed (avoid driving, cleaning, exercise), for example read a book, meditate, listen to music, journalling
- Reduce blue light exposure an hour before bedtime (turn off tablets or install an app to block blue light)
- Avoid eating late at night
Wishing you a good night's sleep tonight 💤💤

Back In Stock
Self Heating Eye Treatment Mask
Available in Lavender, Rose or Jasmine, £4 each
Reserve yours via email or WhatsApp today

We love this warming treatment to soothe eye strain, relieve pressure headaches, calm an overactive mind and release tension from tired eyes.
1. Find a tranquil place to relax
2.Open the pouch and unfold the eye mask
3.Gently place over your eyes and fit the loops comfortably over your ears
4.Within a couple of minutes you will begin to feel a gentle warmth
5.Drift away and enjoy for a minimum of 15 minutes for best results
👁️Promotes relaxation and calm with gentle lavender
👁️Instantly soothes the eye area
👁️Helps calm an overactive mind
👁️The heat helps to reduce dry eyes because it encourages a secretion of lipids into the tear film of the eye
👁️Use at home before sleep, during meditation, to accompany yoga or even on a plane
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30/01/22

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