Preparation & Aftercare

Here at Blink, we believe preparation & aftercare are just as important as the actual treatment! Read our preparation & aftercare instructions for eyelash extension, waxing, lash perm, spray tanning, microdermabrasion and nail services to ensure that you’ll have a comfortable experience and excellent results!

Eyelash Extension Preparation

1. Please arrive with no eye makeup or mascara for your appointment.
2. Avoid caffeine and sugary drinks before your appointment.

Eyelash Extension Aftercare

1. Do not wet your new set of BLINK eyelash extensions for at least 24 hours.
2. Do not rub your eyes or tug at the extensions.
3. Oil-based beauty products (makeup remover, eye cream, etc.) should not be used around the eyes.
4. Curling your extensions is not recommended.
5. Use your complimentary BLINK eyelash brush just like your mascara brush.
6. Never use waterproof or oil-based eye makeup i.e. mascara.

Lash Perm and/or Tint Aftercare

1. Avoid rubbing lashes or touching your areas for 24 hours.
2. Avoid steam or hot water around the eye area for 24 hours.
3. Apply vitamin E oil to condition and moisturize eyelashes daily before bedtime.
4. To maintain the quality of your lash perm and/or tint, you should make an appointment every 4 to 6 weeks.
5. Click here to learn more about lash perms.

Waxing Preparation

1. Check your skin for irritation, sunburn or breakouts. If you find sensitive areas, treat them and wait until they are healed before making a waxing appointment.
2. Check the length of your hair. The best length for body waxing is 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. For facial hair, it can be shorter.
3. Please wear loose clothing to avoid skin irritation.
4. Consider a pain reliever. Taking an oral anti-inflammatory an hour before waxing will not only keep the skin from swelling, but it will also alleviate some of the pain. Of course, this is optional and at your discretion.
5. Click here to learn more about bikini, French and Brazilian waxing.

Waxing Aftercare

For the next 24 hours, avoid:
• swimming
• wearing tight clothing
• taking a hot bath
• going to the sauna or steam room
• playing sports, going to the gym or any other form of strenuous activity
• tanning (sun tan, spray tan, tanning bed)
• using deodorant

Microdermabrasion Preparation and Aftercare

1. Avoid waxing, electrolysis, laser hair removal or other form of hair removal for 1 week before and after your treatment.
2. Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/spray for at least 1 week before and after your appointment.
3. Refrain from any type of exfoliation in the area of treatment for 1 week before and after your treatment.
4. Refrain from any chemical resurfacing and laser treatment for 1 month after your appointment.
5. Refrain from any injections for at least 2 weeks before and after your treatment.
6. Discontinue use of Accutane for at least 8 months before and after your appointment.
7. Discontinue use of any acne medications (Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid) for 3 days before and after your procedure.
8. Wear sunscreen with an SPF 30.
9. Click here to learn more about microdermabrasion.

Nail Care

1. Wear protective gloves when gardening or doing housework.
2. Use cuticle oil and hand cream daily to moisturise.
3. Always use a base coat to prevent staining and a top coat to prevent chipping.
4. Use foot cream daily to prevent cracking on the heels.
5. Treat your nails as jewels, not tools!
6. Click here to learn more about shellac, gel nails and gel extensions.

Spray Tanning Preparation

1. Shower, exfoliate, and shave before your spray tan session. Do not use a moisturizing soap or body wash before you tan.
2. Shave or wax at least 4-6 hours before your appointment.
3. Skin should be clean and dry. Don’t apply moisturizers, deodorants, anti-perspirants, oils, or makeup before your appointment.
4. Wear dark, loose fitting, clothes.
5. Bring an old swimsuit or undergarment to tan in. You may go nude, too, if you want.
6. Put your hair up, so it will be off of your face and neck.
7. Remove all accessories and jewelry before being sprayed.
8. Click here to learn more about spray tanning.

Spray Tanning Aftercare

1. Wear loose clothing for the next 24 hours after tanning.
2. Avoid swimming, showering and vigorous exercise for 12 hours.
3. After 12 hours, shower normally, but do not exfoliate!

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