Here are some simple tips for you to follow to make sure your waxing experience is pleasant, and you enjoy results that last.
• Your skin is often more sensitive closer to your period, and waxing can be more painful than normal. So your appointment shouldn’t be any closer than a couple of days before or after your period.
• Shower and lightly exfoliate the area to be waxed right before your appointment using warm, not hot water. Make sure you’re extra clean.
• Don’t use any lotions or oils on the treatment area.
• You need some hair growth for the wax to hold onto, but not too long which can make the waxing hurt more than it needs to. Let the therapist trim hair down to just the right length at your appointment.
• Ideally, hair should be 3-4mm in length for best results.
• Wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment.
• To help prevent pain, take a pain killer, like Panadol 30- 45 minutes before your appointment if you’re worried about pain. (Aspirin and Ibuprofen may not be the best choices as they both are known to thin blood.)
• Resist touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small pimples.
• Opt for a shower rather than a hot bath for the rest of the day following a waxing treatment.
• No tanning beds, saunas or steam rooms for 24 hours after your treatment.
• Exfoliate with a mild exfoliator and mitt, one week after your waxing treatment. This helps prevent ingrown hair.
• Exfoliate two, to three times per week to avoid ingrown hairs.
• Moisturize regularly.
• I recommend that you book your appointments 4-6 weeks apart. Your regrowth will be long enough to wax, but there will be less hair to remove, therefore, less pain!
• If you are prone to ingrown hairs, I highly recommend the Caron range of “Bump Eraser” products. These products are exceptional and help to avoid and eliminate unsightly and painful ingrown hairs.
• Bump Eraser products are available at my salon.
To book your waxing treatment, call me on 0409 763 013.