Personal Beauty Care (Be your own Beautician)

Level: 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

This course is available on our unique online platform with access to accompanying videos and interactive media to support your theory work.

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. This course will show you the procedures and techniques to help you understand the practice and principles of beauty care.


  • Unit One – The Face
    • Introduction
    • Skin Types
    • An Introduction to Skincare
    • Cleansing, Toning, and Moisturising
    • Choosing Products to Suit You
    • Setting Up your Personal Routines
  • Unit Two – The Face (Continued)
    • Facial Imperfections
    • Advancing your Skin Care Routine
    • Exfoliating
    • Deep Cleansing
    • Precautions
  • Unit Three – Emphasising your Features
    • Shaping and Defining the Brows
    • Make-up
    • Make-up Products
    • Make-up Tools
    • The Application of Make-up Products
  • Unit Four – Make-up (Continued)
    • Blusher and Contouring
    • Eyeshadows, Liner and Mascaras
    • Lip Products
    • Choosing Make-up Colours that Suit You
  • Unit Five – Caring for Your Hands
    • A Nourishing Treatment for Dry, Chapped Hands
    • Cuticle Care and Treatments
    • Shaping Your Nails
    • How to File Correctly
    • Nail Problems and How to Deal with Them
    • A Basic Manicure Procedure
    • Implements and Materials used in Manicure
  • Unit Six – Caring for Your Hands and Feet
    • Mending Broken Nails
    • Buffing your Nails
    • Painting Your Nails
    • Other ways to Enhance your Nails
    • Doing your Own Pedicures
    • Equipment Needed
    • Method
    • How to Polish Your Toe Nails
  • Unit Seven – Body Treatments and Creating Your Own Beauty Products
    • Hair Removal
    • Body Scrubbing
    • Making Your Own Facemasks
    • Beauty Comes from Within
  • Unit Eight – The Importance of Self-Care
    • Make Exercise a Habit
    • Stretching and Relaxation
    • At-home Spa Days
    • How to set up the Right Atmosphere
    • Suggestions for Spa Treatments

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.