Why ARE we Hairy? And is IPL the answer?

Well, it’s all down to evolution, our ancestors, who were a lot hairier, were thankful for it as a way of keeping warm (by trapping heat).

IPL Laser hair removal

Over the ages, body hair became less and less, as the need for this ‘insulation’ diminished with climate change and the invention of clothes & fire. Plus, less hair allowed the skin to be cooled by sweating.

But still our entire body (except for the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet) is covered in hair. It’s estimated that we have about 5 million follicles!

Some of it is fine, wispy and almost invisible, though in some places it is coarse and curly.

And, since ancient times, we’ve been trying to remove it!

Some of the first razors, (made of copper!), were used in Egypt and India around 3000 BCE.  

Egyptian women removed their head hair and considered pubic hair uncivilised!  Upper-class Roman women of the sixth century BCE used tweezers, pumice stones and depilatories to achieve the desired degree of hairlessness; while Egyptians of Cleopatra’s time used a sugar mixture in a method like waxing.  Elizabethan women removed their eyebrows and hair from their foreheads to give themselves a longer brow.

Fast forward to the last century and as hemlines got shorter, clothes got skimpier, advertising media became more widespread and hair removal became the norm.

But the pendulum is still swinging, and a bit of a ‘natural’ resurgence is upon us, where people are embracing and even making a feature of it!! There is even a hashtag on Instagram for #armpithairdontcare 😱

To remove or not to remove, that is the question

Of course, it is entirely a personal choice, and if you want to remove it there are many methods & procedures. Some temporary, some semi-permanent and some permanent.

If you (like a lot of people) are just not great at scheduling and keeping up with your appointments, or if you really don’t want to keep shelling out for temporary procedures then permanent is definitely the way forward.

IPL (Multi Pulsed Light/Intense Pulse Light) technology which we combine with Radio Frequency which makes it now possible to treat darker skin.

What to Expect?

Your trained technician will clean the area that’s being treated. Then they rub a cool gel onto your skin. Then, they apply light pulses from the MPL/IPL device to your skin. During your treatment, you’ll need to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes.

The pulses might sting your skin slightly. Some people liken the feeling to being snapped with a rubber band.

Depending on which part of your body is being treated and how large the area is, the treatment should take 20 to 30 minutes.

To get the results you want, you may need to have three to six treatments. Those treatments should be spaced about one month apart to let your skin heal in between.

What you will be happy to hear is that we are getting excellent long-term results on the widest range of skin types AND without major discomfort.

It IS a medium-term commitment but one that we feel is worth it and your free no obligation consultation will address any queries and concerns

We’ll be happy to see you! Why not give us a call?

Ice Ice Baby – Why Ice Cubes are great for the skin

We are always on the look out for affordable but effective home remedies that improve the appearance of skin and aid repair between treatments.

You’ve probably heard about massaging the skin, tapping skin surfaces to prompt cell renewal – but have you tried using Ice Cubes?

Acne

There is now mounting research 1 to indicate that rubbing skin with an ice cube can help with acne (you should never apply ice directly onto the skin – be sure you wrap it in a muslin or cloth first!) by reducing inflammation and shrinking the pores to make the breakout look less angry.

Make Up Base

Other benefits include helping your foundation to last longer in hot weather by cooling the skin and creating an ideal canvas for the make up to be applied onto. Put a stop to your make up sweating off your face!

Puffy Eyes

Had a late night? Ice wrapped in a cloth and applied to the eyes can help reduce puffiness and make you look as fresh as a daisy. The effects will last for a few hours – long enough to get you thorough that meeting or play date.

Obviously, it’s no replacement for a good night’s sleep, but with a woman’s work never seemingly done, a block of ice will do for now!

If you are prone to acne and breakouts take a look at the acne skin treatments we have on offer to help alleviate and minimise bad skin days!

Enhance Your Beauty is run by Shabana Bashir, who is not only a qualified beauty therapist, but also a passionate skin specialist.

She has taken a great amount of time to study the skin, the best way to care for it and the treatments that have the best effects. One of her favourite treatments is the incredible Dermapen facial, but what is it and how does it work?

Micro Needling

Dermapen is an electronic micro needling device that is medically approved. Whilst the word needling might sound scary, it is actually a safe and painless way to harness the body’s in built repair system. It responds to the micro damage and stimulates the production of substances such as collagen and elastin as well as other normalising skin functions. This means it can have terrific effect on acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles and enlarged pores.

Dermapen Results

This amazing treatment allows you to see results almost straight away, however, it is recommended that you undergo a course of treatments to have the best effect. Your skin will continue to improve for months after the treatments have finished with the right aftercare.

Shabana’s dedication to her clients means she has undergone rigourous training, and is fully qualified to offer Dermapen treatments, not only rejuvenating your skin, but the way you feel about it too.

For more information, or to book a Dermapen treatment, contact Shabana on 07411450310.

Beauty Therapy With A Difference

 

Searching for the right beauty therapist isn’t always an easy task. You not only need someone who can perform a good treatment, you need a therapist who has an in-depth knowledge of what she does, and cares about each and every client. That’s why Enhance Your Beauty offers a different a unique experience that keeps clients coming back for more.

The Knowledge

At Enhance Your Beauty you can relax in the knowledge that you are in the very best hands. Shabana Bashir is a fully qualified beauty therapist with specialist knowledge in skin. Her passion is facials, and her healthcare background has led to her spending hours researching the very best skincare and treatments that are now on offer at the Enhance Your Beauty salon.

The Salon

The salon is located close to Bradford city centre and has been nominated for Fashion and Beauty Awards Best Aesthetic Clinic of the Year in 2017. In addition to a range of familiar beauty treatments, Shabana also offers an exciting range of slimming treatments, anti-ageing facial treatments and other processes that can help with problems such as acne scarring, pigmentation issues and rosacea.

The Brands

With brands such as Dermapen, Swissdermyl and Skinfirst at her fingertips, Shabana offers the perfect combination of friendly service, gentle relaxation and cutting edge treatments that will suit anyone.

To find out more about Shabana and how her treatments can benefit you, call 07411 450310 today.