Ideal clients for BB Glow treatment

  • Dull, unhealthy and un-even complex
  • Acne and post acne
  • Large pores
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Hypopigmentation (discolouration)
  • Hyperpigmentation (darker)

Contra-indications are the presence of a condition which may make the client unsuitable for a treatment. The treatment may not take place, or it may need to be adapted.

When treating a client if they show any signs of a contra-indication tactfully refer them to their GP for treatment or advice. Never tell your client what contra – indication they may have even if you are sure you know what it is. You may be wrong!! If you are ever unsure about a contra -indication then do not treat the client, refer them to their GP. This way you are protecting yourself and your client.

Be very careful when dealing with contra -indications, it is a controversial subject and you never want to leave yourself open for further implications. We also have to consider other clients, so always make sure your environment, implements and you are clean to avoid cross infection.

Contra-indications that prevent a BB Glow treatment

  • Viruses such as colds, cold sores, warts
  • Bacterial infections such as impetigo, boils, conjunctivitis, sties
  • Fungal infections such as ringworm, blepharitis
  • Undiagnosed lumps or swelling
  • Broken bones.
  • Known sensitivity or allergy to products.
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • No live acne
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Going directly on sunshine holiday

❖ Moles / skin tags Pustular rosacea Diabetes – may cause delayed healing – check with doctor Allergic reaction

Contra-indications that could restrict a BB Glow treatment. The following conditions are contra-indications that will not necessarily stop the treatment from taking place, but they may mean that the treatment is restricted or may have to be adapted:

  • Recent scar tissue (less than six months old)
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Acne Rosalea
  • Skin tag
  • Mila
  • Recent sunburn
  • Current medication that may affect treatment needs to be disclosed
  • Claustrophobia
  • Broken capillaries/veins
  • Contact lenses to be removed
  • Areas of botox administered minimum 2 weeks prior to be avoided
  • Laser treatments minimum 2 weeks prior to be avoided


Contra-actions are reactions of a client caused by a treatment taking place.

You must explain to your client what/if any reactions to expect during/after the treatment.

It is always advisable to do a patch test with products that you are using for the first time to make sure that your client is not allergic to anything in them.

With all contra-actions, tell your client to get in touch with their GP for advice if they do not improve within 24 hours.

Contra-actions to a facial is a reaction to treatment signs to look for are;

  • Watery eyes
  • Skin reaction
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Excessive erythematic