Eczema – appears on the skin as a red rash that sometimes is raised and can be itchy and there may be blisters. The skin can weep and crack and scaling of skin can occur. Do not carry out treatment over any area on the body that is affected by eczema. If the client has very severe eczema it is best for them to obtain a G.P.’s consent prior to treating as certain products may irritate the condition further.

Recent semi-permanent make-up, facial piercings or tattoos – wait until the pierced/tattooed area has completely healed before offering a treatment.

Recent scar tissue – do not work over scar tissue that is less than six months old, and only then if there is no sign of redness and the scar looks healed. If in doubt, refer the client to their G.P. for advice before treating.

Psoriasis– Excessively dry skin, which can be red, dry and flakey. This can make the area of skin very sore and tender, which would make the treatment uncomfortable and difficult to complete. Therefore it is not recommended if the client has psoriasis is the eye area.

Herpes Simplex– A viral infection most common around the mouth, usually known as coldsores. Although people that carry the virus can carry it in other areas including around the eyes. It is very contagious and can be painful, so not recommended if the virus is active around the eyes.

Trichotillomania– A condition where the client pulls out their hair including theirs eyelashes and eyebrows, usually out of habit and often don’t realise they are doing it. If a client suffers with this they may pick out their brows and have sparse areas, you can still proceed with the treatment.

Pregnancy-It is strongly advised not to do. Hormones can take a while to settle and if something went wrong they may be looking for someone to blame. Another reason is if anyone who is pregnant has an allergic reaction they may not be permitted to take anti-histermines or other prescribed medicines.