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Teenage Skin

Welcome to the exciting world of beauty treatments and skin care! As a teenager, exploring these treatments can be a fun and transformative experience. Whether you're dealing with acne, wanting to enhance your natural features, or simply looking to pamper yourself, your first beauty treatment is a great way to kick-start your self-care journey. In this blog, we'll walk you through what you can expect at your first beauty or skin treatment, providing you with the confidence and knowledge to make the most of this fabulous experience!

Preparing for Your Appointment

Before embarking on your beauty treatment journey, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, do your research! Look for reputable beauty clinics or skincare professionals who specialise in the treatments you are interested in. Read reviews, check their qualifications, and don't hesitate to ask questions. Secondly, check with your chosen salon/clinic about any preparations you can make at home before you come in.

Understanding the Treatment Options

There's a wide range of beauty and skin treatments available, and understanding what each entails can help you make an informed decision. Here are a few popular options:

a. Facials: Facials are an excellent starting point for teenagers. They involve deep cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and glowing. This is also a great time to start on a basic skin care routine to maintain long-term skin health.

b. Acne Treatments: If you're struggling with acne, treatments such as chemical peels, light therapy, or microdermabrasion can help reduce breakouts and improve the overall condition of your skin.

c. Eyebrow Shaping: Enhancing your eyebrows can frame your face and accentuate your features. Waxing and or tinting can give you beautiful natural looking brows.

d. Makeup Lessons: If you're interested in learning how to apply makeup skillfully, a makeup lesson with a professional can teach you techniques, help you find the right products, and enhance your natural beauty.

e. Hair removal: Another popular beauty treatment for teenagers is hair removal. Whether you want to get rid of unwanted hair on your legs, underarms, or bikini area, there are various options available. Here are our best methods:

  • Waxing: Waxing involves applying warm wax to the desired area and then removing it along with the hair. It provides longer-lasting results compared to shaving but can be slightly uncomfortable. Waxing regularly will also in time, work towards thinner, more sparse hair.
  • IPL/Laser Hair Removal: IPL and Laser hair removal is a more permanent solution that uses light technology to target and inhibit hair growth. It typically requires multiple sessions but can provide long-term results.

f. Eyelash Extensions: If you desire fuller and more glamorous lashes, eyelash extensions are an excellent choice. Eyelash extensions are synthetic fibers that are individually attached to your natural lashes, giving you a fuller and longer appearance. Here's what to expect with this treatment:

  • Consultation: Before the application, you'll have a consultation with a lash technician who will assess your natural lashes, discuss your desired look, and recommend the appropriate length, curl, and thickness for your extensions.
  • Application Process: The technician will carefully apply under eyelash to protect your lower lashes and with your eyes closed they will carefully apply the extensions using a specialised adhesive. The process may take a couple of hours, so be prepared to relax and keep your eyes closed during the procedure.
  • Aftercare: After the application, you'll receive instructions on how to care for your eyelash extensions. This typically includes avoiding oil-based products, not rubbing your eyes, and regular brushing and cleansing to keep the lashes looking neat.
  • Maintenance: Eyelash extensions require regular touch-ups every few weeks to maintain their fullness and longevity. These appointments involve filling in any gaps as your natural lashes shed and new ones grow.

Eyelash extensions can enhance your eyes and eliminate the need for mascara. They provide a glamorous look that can boost your confidence and save you time during your daily beauty routine. However, it's important to have them applied by a trained professional to ensure safety and minimise any potential risks.

g. Lash Lift: Lash Lifts are a great alternative to Eyelash Extensions if you would like a treatment with a little less maintenance. A Lash Lift will enhance the appearance of your natural lashes by curling them over a silicone rod and applying special perming solutions to change the shape of the lashes. You can continue to wear mascara on your lashes, but you will need to wait 24 hours after the treatment. There is little maintenance required after that first 24 hours. We recommend rebooking another Lash Lift in 6 - 8 weeks to refresh your lift. Learn more about Lash Lifts here.

At Complete Skin & Beauty, we have a full range of service and product offerings to suit all ages, skin types and concerns. We are here to help support you on your skin and beauty journey and provide extensive advice and care to achieve the best results. Take a look at our full list of services available!


The Treatment Process

When you arrive for your appointment, your beauty therapist will guide you through the treatment process. They will assess your skin type, listen to your concerns, and explain the steps involved. Feel free to ask questions or voice any apprehensions you may have—it's important to have open communication with your beauty therapist.

At the end of your treatment, your therapist will ask you if you are happy with your results. This is the perfect time to let her know if you would like anything changed. Please don't hesitate on this one, I promise you, it will not hurt our feelings. We want you to be happy.

Post-Treatment Care

After your treatment, your beauty therapist will provide you with post-treatment instructions and recommendations. These may include skincare routines, avoiding direct sunlight, or using specific products. Follow their guidance to maximise the results and maintain the benefits of the treatment.

Embracing Self-Care

Embarking on your first beauty or skin treatment as a teenager can be a nerve wracking experience. But, we as Beauty experts, want it to be an exciting and empowering experience. It's an opportunity to learn more about self-care, enhance your natural beauty, and boost your confidence.

 By researching, understanding the treatment options, and having open communication with your beauty therapist, you'll be well-prepared for a fabulous experience. So go ahead, treat yourself, and embrace the glow up journey—it's time to shine!

Meet Elle, Senior Therapist at Complete Skin and Beauty Albany Creek! With 16 years of experience under her belt, she's an expert in all things beauty, from treatments to training and coaching multiple clinics to success. While she's achieved countless milestones throughout her career, her true passion lies in helping her peers become the best therapists they can be. After taking a year off for maternity leave, she returned to Albany Creek, eager to dive back into her passion for sharing knowledge and helping her lovely clients feel absolutely fabulous.

Senior Therapist
Complete Skin & Beauty Albany Creek