Wax Dos & Donts

DO – Keep your intimate areas clean and fresh.
DON’T – Wear tight or non-breathing clothes to avoid infection: Waxed skin needs AIR.
DO  – Apply a cold compress to the area if you find your skin is heat sensitive after treatment. Circulation is increased when waxing due to your body’s natural response to heal itself. Cooling will help to constrict blood vessels and relieve discomfort.
DON’T – Shave between wax appointments. Shaving can initiate ingrown hairs and annoying itching.
DO – Take an Ibuprofen or Aspirin about 30 minutes before your Wax. It can help lessen the pain by slightly dulling your pain receptors.
DO  – Know everybody’s skin is different and you may be more sensitive than others when it comes to waxing. For instance, your skin may be red a bit longer than, say, a friend’s post-wax, but it should diminish quickly and disappear completely within a few days.
NO Alcohol before your Wax Appointment. Alcohol has a dehydrating effect on the body and skin, which could make your wax more painful. When your skin is dryer, your pores retract – the tighter your pores are, the tighter your skin will be holding onto your hairs, resulting in a more painful wax.
DO – Schedule your appointments in the appropriate timeframe. A bikini or Brazilian wax is about four to six weeks apart. Eyebrow wax or facial wax are two to four weeks between appointments. Body wax—legs, arms, chest, etc.—is typically four weeks.
DO  – Book your Appointment at least One/Two days before any Sexual Activity. You will need 24 hours to 48 hours before intimacy to:
a.) Avoid any skin irritation from waxing and
b.) Give hair follicles time to close.
DON’T – Apply lotions, gels or creams same day to the area treated. There may be increased sensitivity and irritation due to the follicles being compromised. Especially avoid fragranced or alcohol based products.
DON’T – Use any products containing retinoids, glycolic, salicylic acids on the area you wish to get waxed for at least seven day prior to you waxing.
If you have been taking Accutane you must STOP the use for at least 6 months before getting a wax.
DON’T – Tan 24 hours to 48 hours before your wax. Pre-wax tanning is asking for your skin to be more sensitive; thereby causing more discomfort during your wax. Post-wax tanning may cause a sunburn. Waxing exfoliates, removing the top layer of dead surface-skin cells. And if you’re already sunburned? Skip the wax until your skin is healed. This goes for all types of waxing, from your bikini area to your eyebrows.