Pre Waxing Tips

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I’m expanding my website to include pre waxing tips so I’ve outlined them below kinda like a sneak preview.

  • Do not shave the area being waxed for at least 14 to 21 days before you wax. Hair can be 1/4 inch long but preferably it is 1/2 inch long for your first waxing. If you are going to trim your hair, don’t trim it too short. The waxing will hurt more and not be as effective as when the hair is longer.
  • Do not tan the area to be waxed right before the waxing! If it is sun burned, I will not be able to wax you. If you have just tanned, you run the risk of the wax causing an abrasion on that area and it will be painful post waxing.
  • If you are on Accutane for your skin, waxing on any part of your body is not for you. If you have had a glycolic (an alpha hydroxy acid) or a salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid) peel or are using Retin A or Renova, on the area to be waxed, you will have to wait 2 to 4 weeks before the area can be waxed.
  • If you have any sensitivity, pre medicate with a pain reliever such as Ibuprofen 45 minutes before the waxing procedure. There are also topical products available such as No-Scream Cream and numb-IT which take the sting out of hair removal.
  • Try to schedule your first waxing at a time when you feel rested and not stressed. Caffeine, nicotine, heavy alcohol consumption and hormone fluctuation (ladies schedule one week after your menstrual cycle has ended) can make your feel over sensitive during your treatment.
  • If you can, shower and clean your entire body thoroughly before the appointment. There is a certain amount of nudity involved and you will have to move into a couple of positions. There are always baby wipes on hand for those last minute clean ups.
  • You are ready! Try to relax, the end result will please you and always remember the first time is the worst and thereafter it gets better and better and you will like the way you look and feel.

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