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Personal Beauty Care

Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Understand Personal Beauty Care for personal interest or as a foundation for further study
  • Be awarded the BSY Certificate of Competence

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Very few of us are taught how to apply make-up or how to look after our skin, yet we are expected to know. It is then not surprising that we find it daunting. With our busy lifestyles, beautiful models staring at us from every magazine and newspaper and with such a wide and intimidating selection of beauty products and cosmetics to choose from, it is no wonder that we sometimes neglect our personal beauty care. This course will show you the procedures and techniques to help you understand the practice and principles of beauty care.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
    • Care of the Hands
      • Skin of Hands
      • A Treatment for Dry, Flaky Hands
      • Benefits
      • Method
      • Cuticle Care
      • Treatment for Cuticles
      • Shape and Length of Nails
      • Shapes
      • How to File Correctly
      • Nail Strength
      • Other Nail Disorders
      • Basic Manicure Procedure
      • Method
      • Implements and Materials used in Manicure
      • Mending Broken Nails
  • Lesson Two
    • Care of the Hands (Continued)
      • Painting the Nails
      • Method
      • Notes on Nail Painting
      • Buffing
      • Benefits
      • Method
    • The Feet
      • Disorders
      • The Pedicure
      • Equipment Needed
      • Method
      • Applying Polish to the Toe Nails
  • Lesson Three
    • The Skin
      • Appendages of the Skin
      • Functions of the Skin
      • Skincare
      • Skin Types
      • Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturising
      • An Introduction to Skincare
      • Equipment Needed
      • Choosing Products
      • Method
      • Additional Notes on this Routine
  • Lesson Four
    • The Skin (Continued)
      • Facial Imperfections
      • Advancing your Skin Care Routine
      • Exfoliation
      • Method
      • Steaming
      • Method
      • Precautions
  • Lesson Five
    • The Skin (Continued)
      • Masks
      • Mask Recipes
      • Equipment Required
      • Method
      • Putting Together the Full Routine
      • Dry Skin
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Mature Skin
      • Notes on Hygiene
  • Lesson Six
    • Eyebrow Shaping
      • Method
      • Important
    • Make-up
      • Make-up Products
      • Tools Required
      • Preparation
      • Can you see?
      • Cleansing the Face
      • Application of Make-up
  • Lesson Seven
    • Make-up (Continued)
      • Adding Colour to your Base
      • Eyeliner
      • Eyeshadow
      • Eyeshadow Application
      • Blusher
      • Eyebrows
      • Mascara
      • Lipliner
      • Lipstick
      • Choosing Colours
      • Tips and Corrections on Make-up
      • Application of Make-up
  • Lesson Eight
    • Body Treatments
      • Hair Removal
      • Body Scrubbing
      • Top-To-Toe Treats
      • Procedure for Top-To-Toe
    • Good Health

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.