I’ve often found myself saying…..”I wish I started looking after my skin better when I was much younger….” and I’ve come to learn that as much as one should start looking after their skin from as young an age as they can, that it’s never too late to start! I had the privilege of going trough a 3 month skin rejuvenation program with Libi Roos and my skin has never felt better. Libi is from Vredehoek in Cape Town and was recommended to me by some friends of mine who have been going to her for years and have also said that they now can’t live without her TLC. I want to run you through my treatments from start to finish so you can see how I got to my final result….which I’m ecstatic with 🙂
For those of you who don’t know me all that well, I have to tell you that I’m absolutely obsessed with all things fashion. Clothes, shoes, accessories, makeup and great hair….you name it~ I LOVE IT! They all form key parts to creating the perfect look and when you have the nack of putting them all together like you’ve been hit with the magic wand of a Hollywood stylist then you probably deserve a spot at New York Fashion Week ~ haha!
To say I’m over the moon about my new fabulous brows would be the understatement of the century!! Let me start from the beginning…
I’ve always had a feeling that my eyebrows were just a tad off balance. So when I heard about the new latest craze called 6D Microblading hitting the shores of SA I knew I had to try it out. It’s a process whereby they use micro blades to make small incisions in your skin which they then fill with pigment to create a line that actually looks like hair. It’s semi permanent because they use pigment rather than ink and it lasts around 1 – 3 years depending on your skin and how you look after them. You can also go in and have a little refresher done should you feel you need to as time goes by.
I had my consultation with the wonderful Charlie from The Urban Beauty Lounge in Wembley Square who have partnered up with Vogue Lash & Brows, and all the while we were chatting the numbing cream was working it’s wonders on my brows so that I would be comfortable throughout my treatment. Before I knew it I was lying down with a ruler across my forehead while she measured me out and centered me up so she could tell where my eyebrows really should be…. in an ideal world. LOL!
Once I had all my markings done we made sure that we were both 100% happy with everything and so it began…
Firstly she chose between a few pigments and found one that was the best match to both my natural eyebrow hair and also the most flattering on my skin. She wiped the numbing cream off one brow, picked up her magic wand and we started the Microblading.
I was amazed that I could barely feel anything bar a little bit of scratching and pressure where the blade was pressing against my skin. Charlie also made sure that when she was working on one brow that the other brow still had the numbing cream on and she topped this up often.
It felt like it all went by in a flash and I could barely contain my excitement when she wiped off the excess pigment and said we were done. Even though I was a bit red and swollen, my brows were perfectly aligned and my arches were like something out of a beauty campaign.
I was then given my debriefing for lack of a better word ~ haha. I was told to keep my brows dry for 5 days post treatment and I was given something called “Barrier Cream” to apply from the 5th day onwards. I was also told that there may be some flaking of the areas but I didn’t have much which was fabulous. She then told me that I had to come back and see her after 4 weeks for my “touch up” session where she filled in any little areas that needed it after my healing process.
Prices vary from salon to salon but at The Urban Beauty Lounge it costs R2500 for the first session and then the 4 week touch up is R1250. I know it sounds a tad expensive but please trust me that it’s definitely worth the spend!
I feel like a million bucks after all said and done and would ABSOLUTELY recommended this to anyone and everyone looking to feel the same.
Here’s to raising eyebrows in the best way possible!!!
Much love 😉
The Urban Beauty Lounge
(021) 465 5999
076 386 4793
Instagram: @theurbanbeautylounge / @vogue_lashes.brows
Light Mask therapy is a treatment for the face using a LED light mask which uses combined visible light (red and blue) and invisible infra-red light (pink). We found this amazing gem of a skin treatment at the Libi Roos Skin Care boutique in Cape Town and were so excited when the day came that she could fit us all in. Straight off the bat Libi went through all the benefits of the light treatments with us. We then each had individual consultations so Libi could determine what each of us needed in terms of treatment according to our specific skin types and worries.
Some of the many benefits include, to name a few (and the list is quite long):
- Promotes collagen production for plumper, more youthful looking skin
- Reduces inflammation in skin conditions such as acne
- Increased skin radiance
- Stimulates cell activity and cell renewal
- Increases circulation
- Helps with pigmentation
The treatment lasted 20 minutes and was so relaxing. A really nice time out from your busy lifestyle of work, family and kids…
THE RED LIGHT
The red light waves penetrate deep into your tissue and increase blood circulation and lymphatic activity in the area. This in turn stimulates collagen and elastin production and damaged cells are quickly energized and repaired. This photo rejuvenation treatment is recommended for mature skin for an Anti-ageing treatment, for devitalized or damaged skin (sun damage) and for rejuvenation and repair.
THE PINK LIGHT (infrared light)
The invisible infrared ray works in every setting maximizing the efficiency and outcomes of each light treatment. It increases cellular growth and reproduction, increases the uptake of nutrients and increases cell vitality.
THE BLUE LIGHT
The blue light is recommended for Acne and anti-inflammatory treatment. It creates an anaerobic condition so the acne bacteria cannot survive and reduces inflammation caused by acne lesions.
After each of us had finished our treatment we all felt and could visibly see a change in our skin after just one session. As Libi explained, most people generally see a difference after about 4 treatments depending on each individual’s skin type/needs. Another pro to this therapy is that it can be used in conjunction with most other treatments and there’s absolutely no downtime after.
What we absolutely loved about Libi and her boutique which she runs from her home, is she caters for both young and old, and also tailor makes the treatment process to each individual client according to their budgets and time constraints which is fab.
You’ve gotta try it!
For your tailor made package contact Libi Roos 072 850 9279 (@libi_roos_skincare) email: email@example.com
Kerry, Tracy and Cindi