What You Need to Know About Your Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

What You Need to Know About Your Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

Have you been looking for a way to boost your confidence or add a little extra pop to your normal beauty routine? Your eyelashes are one spot on your face where a little extra attention can go a long way, enhancing your eye color and your self-confidence.

About a Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

A lift and tint treatment can be a perfect solution if you’re in search of beautiful lashes without the fuss, chemicals, and time it takes to layer on mascara or apply fills and extensions. Once the treatment is completed, you can add mascara for extra drama, or go without – a wonderful option particularly on days when allergies create an issue. 

If you’ve ever used an eyelash curler, you’ve likely wondered why there isn’t a better option for curled lashes that’s simple and hassle free. Our lash lift and tint treatment is simple, relaxing, and painless – and you’ll only need to allow up to an hour for your appointment. Our treatment, YUMIlashes, uses keratin rather than an ammonia solution, and provides a natural look by gently curling each hair. 

Your Treatment

Before your treatment, don’t wear mascara for 2-3 days prior, and come to your appointment make-up free. When you arrive for your lash curl and tint, you’ll be asked to remove your content lenses, and tell your therapist if you have any irritation or injuries in the eye area. After the treatment, care is simple. Avoid rubbing your eyes, and don’t use any product or get your lashes wet for 24 hours.

Benefits of the Lash Lift and Tint Treatment

This is effortless beauty at its best! Opting for the lash lift treatment and the tint treatment gives you a full lash curl that can last up to 12 weeks. The lift gives the curl, and the tint enhances and complements, creating lashes that appear fuller and more lush with no added time or energy from you. 

If you decide to use mascara after your treatment, make sure you choose a mineral mascara with natural fibers, and do not use waterproof mascara. Remove all makeup with a non-oily remover, and use a lash brush to gently brush your lashes daily. To ensure that your lashes stay gorgeously curled, repeat the procedure every 6-8 weeks. 

Call us for a consultation! We’ll be sure to walk through all your questions so you’re ready and excited for your treatment.

Perks of Working with an Independent Aesthetician in Chicagoland

Perks of Working with an Independent Aesthetician in Chicagoland

Women and men flock to use medspa and salon services to do more than just look their best. They also find they feel more confident and even more relaxed after a session with their favorite aesthetician. It’s no surprise that people across Chicagoland are missing their spa and salon services; it’s a form of self-care. 

Having an experienced aesthetician at your side can be priceless. Your aesthetician gets to know you and your needs, offering services they think will be worth the investment. If you’ve ever wondered about working with an independent aesthetician, as opposed to an aesthetician that works solely at one medspa or salon, here are the major benefits you can enjoy.

A More Positive Experience for you Both

An independent aesthetician can be the best addition to your skincare and body care routine. You are supporting a local professional who can quickly take their services anywhere, giving you flexibility. Further, independent aestheticians are excellent at their craft, using their knowledge to benefit you during your relationship. You never have to worry about getting to know someone new or having to explain your skin or body challenges to a new face.

Benefits of Multiple Locations

Having an aesthetician that can travel between locations is a great asset. It can allow you to get an appointment at a more convenient location instead of driving out of your way, or choosing to set an appointment in a location that is on the way home from work. Not being tied down to one location or a brick and mortar store can also offer more freedom to get creative with the services available to you. 

This is where Beauty and Body by Mia excels. She is incredibly experienced and offers top of the line services to her clients. She is available in two locations which makes her more accessible, offering you the flexibility your busy schedule needs. 

There is no better time than now to get your skincare routine started, give Beauty and Body by Mia a call today.

At Home Skin Care Tips

At Home Skin Care Tips

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us and our daily life. I miss seeing and serving all of my clients! I know that when things feel hard or difficult, sometimes the best solution is routine. I’ve been diving into my own personal care routines daily, including skincare.

How have you been taking care of your skin while at home? It might be easy to let this piece of self-care take a back seat, but now is a perfect time to indulge in some pampering! I’ve been missing my clients and can’t wait to see everyone in person again, but in the meantime, let me help you get inspired to get your skin glowy and gorgeous.

Now that many of us are spending most of our time at home, makeup can be optional, and that’s a great thing for our skin! You can make the most of your lighter makeup routine by using some extra time to set a solid foundation of good overall skincare. Make sure you continue with your skincare routine for health; though it’s tempting to cut corners, it’s essential that you keep up with cleansing and nourishing routines that you know will keep your skin at its best. 

Favorite At Home Skin Care Products

If you’re looking to indulge in a treat to help bridge the gap until you can visit us again, I highly recommend Rodan + Fields products. They’re a brand I trust, and, as a bonus, you can order them to be delivered directly to your home. I especially love the Soothe products, since they help with sensitive skin or uneven skin tones. 

DIY Skin Treatments

If you’re looking for some great treatments to try at home, there are great resources on using oil for cleansing, new ways to optimize your face masks, and more. Make sure you take care when trying a new technique; though it can be fun, make sure that you don’t try anything too harsh or abrasive, particularly if you have sensitive skin. To stay safe, if you are trying a new product, do a test on a small patch of skin first.

Until we’re able to meet in person, make sure to stay connected! As soon as we are able, we’ll begin seeing clients, so stay in touch to make sure you set an appointment with me as soon as allowed.

What to Expect From My Chemical Peel Treatment

What to Expect From My Chemical Peel Treatment

Your skin and complexion can take a beating in Chicagoland weather. Blustery winds in the winter and bright sun in the summertime can leave your face looking dull and drab. If you are ready to brighten up your skin, reduce signs of aging, and even reduce imperfections like hyperpigmentation, chemical peel treatments are an excellent place to start.

If you have never had a chemical peel, you may feel nervous about the process. When you choose to work with Beauty and Body by Mia, you can rest assured that we will put you at ease, make the experience comfortable, and give you the very best results.

Before Your Peel

Whether you choose a Retinol Vitamin C peel or a Glo and Go treatment, you will begin preparing for your treatment about one week prior to your appointment. You’ll be asked to discontinue any use of Retinols, Vitamin A creams, or Retin A about 5 days before your appointment. Skip shaving, waxing, or threading as well in the treatment area. Continue using your sunscreen and makeup as normal.

During Your Peel

During your appointment, you won’t feel any discomfort aside from tingling or slight stinging. Your appointment will be relatively short and we will be sure to leave plenty of time to review with your any post-treatment instructions. You’ll have a post-treatment skin care kit that you will use instead of your normal skin care regimen for 5-10 days. You may notice that immediately after treatment your skin feels smooth and tight; this is normal.

After Your Peel

Once you have returned home from your appointment, don’t wash your face for at least 8 hours. Your skin will likely begin to peel within 2-3 days. Everyone is different, and some people may not peel at all while others will peel around days 5-7. Never force the peel by picking or sloughing off the skin on your own.

Finally, for the best results, we encourage clients to schedule another treatment in three weeks.

If you are ready to experience the results from a professional chemical peel, now is the time to call Beauty and Body by Mia. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or talk about your options.

Love Your Body with a Few of My Must-Have Skin and Body Items

Love Your Body with a Few of My Must-Have Skin and Body Items

February is a month dedicated to celebrating love, and I have the perfect list of items you can grab to show your body a little extra affection this season. No matter if you pick up a few items for yourself or for your friends, or if you put a few of a list to get later, I know you’ll fall in love with my picks.

A Great Skincare Routine

Smooth and bright complexions don’t happen overnight for most of us. It takes the discipline to develop a skincare routine that gives your skin what it needs to be as healthy as possible. I love the products from Rodan + Fields, and you can find a line that matches your skin’s needs. The Soothe products are especially wonderful for uneven skin tones or sensitive skin.

Athena 7 Minute Lift

Good eye cream is so hard to find, but the Athena 7 Minute Lift will change your routine forever.  In fact, this cream isn’t just for your eyes (although it works magic there!) – you can use it on sagging skin all over your face and decolletage area. Even better, you’ll see results within 7 minutes which means it’s perfect to put on in the morning before school drop-off or in the evening before date night.

BB Glow Treatments

BB Glow facial treatments come in three options so you can customize for your budget and your goals. In all three cases, you’ll be amazed how your skin tone evens and smooths to blend seamlessly for a perfect look…even without makeup.

YUMILashes

You don’t need to invest in lash extensions or lash lifts in order to get great-looking lashes in a short amount of time. Our YUMILashes keratin treatment lifts and curls each of your own natural lashes, giving you a more natural boost.

If you’re looking for a beauty treatment that will make you feel the love this season, be sure to call me to set up your next appointment.

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