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PROFESSIONAL USE OF PRODUCTS

 

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Flower and Spice products can easily be incorporated into existing facial treatment protocols.

Below is an example of facial treatment combining Flower and Spice products with other products and techniques to create a luxurious, therapeutic facial treatment that can be tailored to suit each client’s specific needs.

Flower and Spice Training Manual

Preparation

A good treatment begins with the proper preparation. Have everything ready before the client arrives.

  • Prepare massage bed with sheets and towels. Have extra blankets available in cold weather.
  • Ensure all equipment and utensils have been cleaned and sterilised ready to use.
  • Warm towels, cloths and mittens in hot towel cabinet. The warmth helps relax the client and increases circulation and lymphatic drainage.
  • For a more luxurious treatment, warm skincare products in a hot towel cabinet or product warmer. Be careful not to overheat products as this can destroy their beneficial properties and reduce their efficacy.
  • Have warm water and bowl ready.

Customised client consultation

For new clients, allow an extra 20 to 30 minutes to do a full client consultation and skin analysis. Do the consultation prior to starting the treatment. Sit down with the client and run through the consultation and consent forms. This will provide detailed information on the client’s lifestyle, family history, medical conditions and history, medication, current skincare regime, areas of concern and will highlight any contraindications.

Once completed, ask the client to remove jewellery, outer clothing, top and bra. Help the client onto the couch and cover them with a warm blanket or towels.

Skin analysis

The therapist’s assessment of a client’s skin is the most important step to successfully treating and looking after their skin. A detailed skin analysis enables therapists to establish the client’s skin group, type and any affecting skin conditions.

A good therapist carefully listens to their client and accurately observes and records any skin abnormalities or changes.

There are many available examples of skin analysis and customer consultation forms. We highly recommend Skin Analysis, A Practical Guide, By Dr Des Fernandes & Jennifer Munro. Dr Fernandes is a world-renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The book is an easy to follow practical guide on analysing the skin and creating a suitable action plan. It teaches therapists to precisely record client details and helps provide informative information that can be used to understand why certain conditions are present, what to steer clear of in treatment and how to best look after your client’s skin. It also gives handy tips on taking photographs and keeping visual records. It is available to purchase from https://www.fernro.com/skin-analysis-a-practical-guide/

After purchasing the book, you receive access to several templates that you can download. These include a blank questionnaire, an interpretation chart, an ingredients and treatments selector, a sample customer record card and several key facts sheets.

 

 

Skin analysis should be performed on a clean, makeup free skin. After removing makeup, cleansing and toning the skin, raise the backrest to an upward position. It is preferable to have the client sitting upright, as opposed to lying down, as this gives the therapist a clear view of how the skin naturally hangs on the face. For new clients, carry out a detailed skin analysis using a magnifying light and Wood’s lamp. Have a good quality hand mirror available so that both you and the client can point out any areas of concern. Record your findings and offer a suitable bespoke treatment programme tailored to the client’s needs. Take photographs to ensure that you have a visual record of the client’s progress. Analyse the skin each time the client has a treatment, check for progress made and adjust the treatment plan if necessary.

Cautions and contraindications

Nut allergies, infected areas, contagious skin conditions, fungal infections, broken skin or open wounds, cold sores, open or pustular acne (treat in between outbreaks or treat around open acne or you may spread the bacteria), recent scar tissue, swelling or oedema, painful areas caused by injury, severe bruising, skin cancers, medical conditions such as Bell’s palsy, thrombosis or severe circulatory or lymphatic disorders.

It’s best practice to check the side effects of any medications being taken to ensure they do not cause photosensitivity.

Raised moles that have changed in shape or colour and unidentified skin growths should be examined by a GP before commencing with treatment.

Avoid treatment in areas where the client is having other cosmetic procedures like microdermabrasion, botulinum toxin, filler injections, laser, IPL, chemical peels or cosmetic surgery until all signs of inflammation caused by the other treatments has subsided.

Be cautious when treating pregnant women as they may be more susceptible to photosensitivity and hyperpigmentation. If unsure whether it is safe to treat a client, ask them to check with their GP first. In the unlikely event that the client experiences any unusual redness or swelling after a treatment refer them to a suitable medical practitioner.

Scheduling

Recommended fortnightly as initial course of 6 treatments and then once a month to maintain results.

Facial Treatment Protocol

This can be performed as a complete treatment or can be used in conjunction with other treatments fitted to suit the needs or preferences of the client. For instance, it can be used in combination with steaming, microneedling, LED therapy, cryotherapy and electrical skin treatments like galvanic, faradic, high frequency, microcurrent, ultrasonic or iontophoresis.

 

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EYE CLEANSE
Steps 

    Cleanse the eyes first to prevent spreading eye makeup to the rest of the face. Cleanse each eye separately. 

    1. Apply a small amount of eye makeup remover, cleansing oil or balm lightly with the fingertips. Use gentle, circular movement all around the eyes and over the eyelids.
    2. Remove with damp reusable pads. Support the eye by lifting the eyebrow with the fingertips of one hand. Use gentle downward rolling movements with the pad over the eyelid and lashes. Then gently wipe the pad outwards over the upper eyelid area and under the lower lid. Rotate the pad as you work so that the clean part is continually used. Outward movements are used to ensure that nothing is pushed into the tear duct. 
    3. Repeat the procedure until all makeup is removed and the eye area is clean.
    4. Repeat on the other eye using a clean pad.
    • Product
      Eye Makeup Remover
      Micellar Water
      Cleansing Balm
      Cleansing Oil
    • Quantity
      2.5 ml
    • Time
      3 min

    Steps 

    1. Apply a thin, moistened reusable pad under the lower lashes of one eye. Dip a cotton bud in eye makeup remover, micellar water or cleansing oil. 
    2. Lightly support the skin above one eye at the eyebrow and gently roll the cotton bud down the eyelid over the lashes and the pad. Repeat until all makeup is removed and the eye area is clean.
    3. Wipe the eyelid with a damp reusable pad, working with outward movements to ensure that nothing is pushed into the tear duct. Remove the lower pad.
    4. Repeat on the second eye
    • Product
      Eye Makeup Remover
      Micellar Water
      Cleansing Oil
    • Quantity
      2.5 ml
    • Time
      3 min
    LIP CLEANSE
    Steps 
      1. Place a small amount of eye makeup remover, micellar water, cleansing oil or balm onto two damp reusable pads.  
      2. Hold one pad at the corner of the mouth. Place the other pad next to it and gently slide it to the other side of the mouth. Repeat with the other hand. Continue going over the lip area, turning the pads around until all the makeup is removed and the lip area is clean. 
        • Product

          Eye Makeup Remover
          Micellar Water
          Cleansing Balm
          Cleansing Oil

        • Quantity
          1 ml

        • Time
          1 min
        FACE CLEANSEE
        Steps 

          Cleansing is the essential first step of any skincare treatment. It removes makeup, clears away dirt, grime, and excess oils whilst stimulating blood circulation and allowing subsequent products to be better absorbed and work more effectively.

          Explain the importance of cleansing to your client and how they can cleanse at home following the same gentle movements used during the treatment. 

          1. Apply cleanser of choice to the décolleté, neck, chin, cheeks, forehead and nose. Using the fingertips, perform circular and stroking movements on each area. Work with both hands simultaneously and move over the whole face. Add a little water for increased slip.
          2. Remove the cleanser with warm reusable pads, facial cloths or mittens. Rinse them in warm water and repeat until all the cleanser is removed. 
          3. Do a second cleanse repeating steps 1 and 2. Alternatively, brush cleanse using circular movements with light pressure for a deeper clean. We love the Luna 2 Professional from Foreo.

          The first cleanse removes makeup and superficial dirt but doesn’t sufficiently clean the skin. A second cleanse is needed to ensure the skin is thoroughly cleansed.

            • Product

              Micellar Water
              Cleansing Balm
              Cleansing Oil
              Foaming Cleanser
              Cleansing Lotion
              Cream Cleanser
              Cleansing Balm
              Cleansing Oil
              Micellar Water

            • Quantity
              5 ml

            • Time
              3 min
            TONE
            Steps 

              Toners were traditionally used to help remove excess cleanser left on the skin. Advancement in skincare formulation and cosmetic science means that most toners now have their own skincare benefits and can enhance the efficacy of subsequent products used during treatments or at home. Depending on their ingredients, they can help boost hydration levels, balance the skin’s pH level, offer mild exfoliating properties, act as an antioxidant, reduce inflammation or sensitivity, and nourish the skin.

              1. Apply toner of choice to two damp reusable pads. Hold one pad in each hand and gently move over the décolleté, neck, chin, cheeks, forehead and nose using circular and stroking movements until the entire face has been covered.
                Alternatively hold toner approx. 30 cm away and spritz directly over the chest and face. Be sure to inform your client, asking them to close their eyes and mouth, before starting. 
              2. Blot with a tissue to remove excess product. Cut a hole in the centre of a tissue, place the tissue over the face with the nose showing through the hole. Push down lightly with hands horizontal on the forehead and chin and then vertical on the cheeks. Fold the tissue down onto the neck, smooth hands gently across and repeat on the décolleté.
                • Product

                  Toner

                • Quantity
                  4 sprays
                  or
                  2 ml

                • Time
                  1 min



                • Product

                  Large tissue with hole cut out for the nose.

                SKIN ANALYSIS
                Steps 

                  Analyse the skin using a magnifying light and Wood’s lamp.

                    • Time
                      15 min
                    EXFOLIATE
                    Steps 

                      The stratum corneum is the top layer of the epidermis. It plays an important role in protecting the skin from the outside world as well as preventing excess water loss. The mature cells of the stratum corneum, the keratinocytes, are continually sloughed off as new cells move up to the surface of the skin. But factors like ageing, hormonal imbalances or changes, poor diet and extreme weather conditions can negatively influence the cell turnover process and lead to poor desquamation. This in turn can lead to a thickened stratum corneum which appears rough, dull, flaky and uneven.
                      Exfoliation assists in increasing the rate of cell turnover, it helps de-clog the pores and allows subsequent products to be better absorbed and work more effectively.
                      Inform your client that they should exfoliate with care and experiment with the frequency to check their skin’s tolerance. Oilier skins tend to be more tolerant and can handle frequent exfoliation whereas dry and sensitive skin require longer periods between exfoliation. Explain to them that although occasional, very gentle and regulated, exfoliation can assist the desquamation process without compromising the stratum corneum’s barrier capabilities, chronic over exfoliation can result in sensitive, dry, dehydrated skin as the stratum corneum’s protective ability is reduced.

                      1. Apply the Instant Glow Calming Exfoliator to the décolleté, neck, chin, cheeks, forehead and nose. Perform gentle, circular movements using the fingertips on each area. Work with both hands simultaneously and move over the whole face, avoiding the delicate eye area. Add a little water for increased slip if needed. Using small, light circular movements is less irritating and just as effective as rubbing hard for a shorter period.

                      2. Leave the exfoliator on for an extra 5 minutes to allow the AHA’s to work.

                      3. Remove with reusable pads. Rinse the pads in warm water and repeat until all the exfoliator is removed.

                      Bespoke: For hormonal skin with dry or sensitive areas, add a few drops of the Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum to further enhance the properties of the Instant Glow Calming Exfoliator.

                      Note: Avoid manual exfoliation on sensitive skin with rosacea, eczema or atopic dermatitis.
                      Dry skin - exfoliate with caution, using very gentle circular movements for a shorter period. It may be beneficial to avoid manual exfoliation altogether. Simply apply the Instant Glow Calming Exfoliator using a masque brush to the décolleté, neck and face (avoiding the delicate eye area) and leave on for 5 min to allow the AHA’s to work.
                      Sensitive skin- avoid exfoliation as it can aggravate the skin and lead to further sensitivity.

                        • Product

                          Instant Glow Calming Exfoliator

                        • Quantity
                          5 ml

                        • Time
                          8 min


                        • Product

                          Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum

                        • Quantity
                          3 drops
                        TONE
                        Steps 

                          This helps remove any excess exfoliator left on the skin.

                          1. Apply toner of choice to two damp reusable pads. Hold one pad in each hand and gently move over the décolleté, neck, chin, cheeks, forehead and nose using stroking movements until the entire face has been covered. 
                          2. Blot with a tissue to remove excess product. Cut a hole in the centre of a tissue, place the tissue over the face with the nose showing through the hole. Push down lightly with hands 
                          3. horizontal on the forehead and chin and then vertical on the cheeks. Fold the tissue down onto the neck, smooth hands gently across and repeat on the décolleté.
                            • Product

                              Toner

                            • Quantity
                              4 sprays
                              or
                              2 ml

                            • Time
                              1 min


                            • Product

                              Large tissue with hole cut out for the nose.

                            MASSAGE
                            Steps 

                              Massage helps improve the condition of the skin by stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage. Increased blood supply brings nourishment to the skin and muscle fibres in the form of oxygen, proteins, etc. It breaks down toxins and assists in their removal. Massage has a relaxing effect and can help ease tension in tight, tense muscles, especially those in the jaw, neck and shoulders.

                              1. Apply Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum into the palms of your hands and cup them over the client’s mouth and nose. Ask the client to breathe in deeply a few times to benefit from its therapeutic aroma.  
                              2. Apply Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum to the décolleté, neck and face. You can add an unscented balm or oil of choice for extra slip.
                              3. Keep your hands soft and flexible to regulate the pressure while working over the different tissues of the face, neck, chest and shoulders. There are several basic movements for facial massage, build on and adapt them to suit the requirements of each individual client. Develop an acute sense of touch and awareness and take into consideration skin and 
                              4. vascular condition, muscle tone and pain threshold of the client. Always check with the client that they are happy with the pressure.
                                This is the perfect time to introduce beauty tools such as jade or rose quartz rollers, qua sha, hot stones, facial massage cup, gold rollers etc.
                              5. Remove any excess oil with warm reusable pads, facial cloths or mittens.
                                • Product

                                  Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum

                                • Quantity
                                  10 drops

                                • Time
                                  20 min



                                • Product

                                  Balm or Oil

                                • Quantity

                                  2.5 ml

                                MASQUE
                                Steps 

                                  A masque may be used for several reasons - to deep cleanse, stimulate and refine, to soothe or nourish or to hydrate depending on the type of masque and its ingredients. It may be applied after cleansing before any other treatment procedures, or at the end of the treatment. This will depend on the type of masque and the client’s specific needs. 

                                  1. Mix one-part Beauty Masquerade Customisable Clay Treatment with one-part water or hydrolat to form a lightweight paste.  
                                  2. Spritz the chest and face with toner. Hold toner approx. 30 cm away and spritz directly over the chest and face. Be sure to inform your client, asking them to close their eyes and mouth, before starting. 
                                  3. Apply a thin layer to the face, neck and décolleté using a damp masque brush. Avoid the delicate skin around the eyes and the lips. Consider applying a masque or treatment specifically designed for the eyes or lips while the face masque is on. Cover the eyes with damp reusable pads and for extra relaxation top with an eye pillow.
                                  4. Keep the mask moist by spraying with water or toner throughout the time that the mask is on. Spray every time you feel that the mask is reaching the dry phase, about 3 to 4 times.

                                    Note: A clay mask should not be left on the skin until it becomes dry and flaky. This can result in the skin becoming dry, dehydrated and irritated.
                                    A clay mask goes through three phases when applied to the skin.

                                    Phase 1:  the damp phase - skin absorbs the beneficial active ingredients.
                                    Phase 2:  the slightly dry phase - increase in blood flow as the mask begins to cool and contract.  Remove the mask during this phase.
                                    Phase 3:  the dry phase – moisture is drawn from the surface of the skin as the mask has been left on the skin for too long.

                                    The mask may be left on for 5 to 20 minutes. The time depends upon the sensitivity of the skin, the comfort of the client and the external temperature.

                                  5. Never leave your client alone while the masque is on. To encourage absolute relaxation, treat your client to a foot, hand or scalp massage using an oil or balm of choice.
                                  6. Remove the masque with warm reusable pads, facial cloths or mittens. Rinse them in warm water and repeat until all the masque is removed. 

                                  Bespoke: For skin with dry or sensitive areas, add a few drops of the Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum to further enhance the properties of the Beauty Masquerade Customisable Clay Treatment.

                                  If the skin is very dry, apply a small amount of Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum onto dry patches prior to the masque application. 

                                  For combination skin types, experiment with applying a variety of different masques specifically suited to treat each area. 

                                    • Product

                                      Beauty Masquerade Customisable Clay Treatment

                                    • Quantity
                                      1TBS

                                    • Time
                                      5-20 min



                                    • Product

                                      Hydrolat

                                    • Quantity

                                      1TBS



                                     

                                     

                                    • Product

                                      Oil or Balm

                                    • Quantity
                                      5 ml

                                     

                                    • Product
                                      Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum
                                    • Quantity
                                      3 drops


                                    TONE
                                    Steps 
                                      1. Apply toner of choice to two damp reusable pads. Hold one pad in each hand and gently move over the décolleté, neck, chin, cheeks, forehead and nose using stroking movements until the entire face has been covered. 
                                      2. Blot with a tissue to remove excess product. Cut a hole in the centre of a tissue, place the tissue over the face with the nose showing through the hole. Push down lightly with hands horizontal on the forehead and chin and then vertical on the cheeks. Fold the tissue down onto the neck, smooth hands gently across and repeat on the décolleté.
                                        • Product

                                          Toner

                                        • Quantity
                                          4 sprays
                                          or
                                          2 ml

                                        • Time
                                          1 min


                                        • Product

                                          Large tissue with hole cut out for the nose.

                                        MOISTURISE
                                        Steps 
                                          1. Apply Soothe and Repair Daily Moisturiser, smoothing it over the face, neck and décolleté with effleurage type movements to aid penetration. 

                                            • Product

                                              Soothe and Repair Daily Moisturiser

                                            • Quantity
                                              2.5 ml

                                            • Time
                                              1 min
                                            SEAL
                                            Steps 
                                              1. Gently massage a few drops of Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum into the face, paying special attention to the delicate eye and lip areas, neck and décolleté in upward circular movements.

                                                • Product

                                                  Midnight Beauty Rich Revitalising Serum

                                                • Quantity
                                                  5-6 drops

                                                • Time
                                                  1 min
                                                PROTECT
                                                Steps 

                                                  Let your client know that protecting the skin from the sun is one of the most important skincare steps that needs to be adopted.

                                                  Just a few minutes a day of unprotected sun exposure can result in dramatic changes to the skin’s health. The effects of repeated exposure are cumulative and show on the skin’s surface as pigmentation, redness, dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles and uneven rough patches. In some cases, recurrent sun exposure can result in skin cancer.

                                                  During cooler months, a sunscreen protection factor (SPF) of 15 providing broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB radiation is adequate. During warmer months, opt for a SPF of 30 or higher.

                                                  1. Apply minimum SPF 15 sunscreen to the face, neck and décolleté.
                                                  2. Apply a generous layer of lip balm to the lips. 
                                                    • Product

                                                      Sunscreen SPF 15 or higher

                                                    • Quantity
                                                      2.5 ml

                                                    • Time
                                                      1 min

                                                     

                                                    • Product

                                                      Lip Balm

                                                    • Quantity
                                                      1 ml