The Dos and Don’ts of At-Home Beauty Treatments

Beauty salons have officially reopened! What a relief, I know. Except, for many, going back to salons isn’t a viable option. Either for health or monetary reasons or even because they’re probably scared to go into a place where social distancing is virtually impossible. And of course, there’s that small, minor detail GOV.UK added to their message: “treatments such as face waxing, eyelash treatments, make-up application and facial treatments, should not be provided until government advice changes, due to the much greater risk of transmission.”

But let’s not worry too much, because one thing has become quite apparent during these uncertain times: nothing is set in stone, and the government’s guidelines do change regularly. (New guidance of today: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed in his latest coronavirus briefing that all face treatments in beauty salons and spas can resume as of August 1).

I thought this month we’d talk about at-home treatments. Because, even without salons, many of us have been keeping up with our beauty regimes – especially considering lockdown is easing and the weather is getting hotter.

But at-home beauty can vary. Because, as you probably very well know, it includes: dodgy haircuts, men going completely bald to avoid dealing with their hair; women on TikTok sharing videos of their DIY fringes by using “tried and tested” techniques, i.e., another TikToker’s video. Even botched nail jobs, painful waxes that have left the skin raw and delicate – the list goes on, to be honest. Not to worry, the Naturalia Sintesi beauty Gods have shone down on you – because we have compiled a list of things you should watch out for and great products we endorse. Also, stories of people doing bikini waxes on their bathroom floor, without locking the door and getting caught in a compromising position by a family member, eternally scarring them.

Ok, perhaps let’s skip the last point.

Our beautiful beauty vlogger is modelling one of Naturalia Sintesi’s quick at-home beauty treatments, Lucy Hughes, from CarefulFace. The products used are: Pufac Twin Serum – regulates the sebum and is an anti-congestive, then she used the Special Vanishing Cream – which restores the skin PH, and finally, she used Sun Experience SPF 50+, protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. You can have a look at all of our at home products online in exclusive for the clients of Beauty centres, Spas and Professional users here. Ask your Beauty Therapist or your salon to get them, they’ll suggest the best Naturalia Sintesi products for your skin type!



So, Things To Watch Out For:

Online Products

The sale of online beauty products has soared over the past months, as it’s faster, cheaper, blah, blah, you know the spiel. However, buying DIY beauty products online can be very dangerous because retailers could be selling unlicensed products. The EU regulates beauty products sold in the UK, and all companies, whether online or not, must adhere to these laws. Nether-less, it is essential to do your research before buying anything online, i.e., the retailer’s and manufacturer’s accreditation. Of course, certain brands are incredibly well-known, and you don’t have to check… Is what you think… It’s also, and perhaps even more important to check what ingredients are used if they are harmful, carcinogenic, etc. No matter how well-known the company is. Trust me; you’d be surprised.

Online DIY treatments

There are some treatments you’d think people wouldn’t attempt by themselves, such as lip fillers. I’ll say this once; only professionals can administer lip and dermal fillers – it is way too dangerous. For example, if you misuse fillers, you could run the risk of it entering the arteries and causing long-lasting effects.

If you don’t trust me, here are some of the most common at-home treatments people attempt to do for themselves, with the NHS’s recommendations and warnings:

Face and lip fillers (dermal fillers)

Laser hair removal

Skin lightening

*Disclaimer: I do not recommend skin lightening or skin bleaching. Love your skin colour; every colour is beautiful.*

Botox injections

But other things, such as eyelash extensions, I’m sure a lot of people wouldn’t think twice before doing it themselves. But try to speak to your local beautician, or use reputable sources so you can find the safest and most hygienic ways of doing your at-home-beauty treatment. Who What Wear has compiled a list of lousy DIY treatments you shouldn’t use: And here are some great treatments you can try for yourself, they’re healthy, good for you and safe!

And finally, so you can understand how big of an issue DIY treatment has become, the BAW APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing) launched an inquiry on the 15 May 2020, into non-surgical cosmetic procedures. To investigate the standards used in these treatments, ultimately increasing public safety. Overall, it’s safe to say a lot is happening to make sure people are adhering to safety standards and, public awareness is increasing on the dangers of non-regulated beauty products. But remember, do your research, don’t wholly trust big brands and keep on beautifying yourselves, because you all deserve it!


Author: Victoria Di Gioacchino