Waxing Service - FAQs by Amy (CMT, Licensed esthetician)
If you love to feel clean and have nice looking waxed skin, following these instructions will maximize your comfort and give you the best results.
Preparation before getting waxed...
1. Shower early that day - do not shower within 2 hours of your scheduled service.
2. For a first time clients, I recommend taking an over the counter pain medication (ibuprofen, aspirin, or tylenol) approximately 30 minutes prior to arrival.
3. Before your service, avoid using any lotions or similar products on the area to be waxed.
The following are not recommended:
1. Waxing close to (or during) your period - this may cause you to experience more discomfort than normal.
2. Waxing areas suffering from abrasion or sunburn.
3. Waxing hair shorter than 1/4 of an inch.
4. Waxing when using Retinol-A products.
I will apply an analgesic cream or spray to numb the area before waxing. During the waxing process, I will show you how to tighten your skin to reduce discomfort. Please wash your hands well before you lie down to reduce any chance of infection.
After wax recommendations
1. Keep your hands clean and don’t touch the waxed area, as this can encourage irritation, infection, or small pimples.
2. Do not use hot tubs or jacuzzis, and avoid sun exposure for the first 24 hours.
3. Use a loofah or body scrub gloves to exfoliate the waxed area 2-3 days after the procedure. Exfoliation is very important to prevent ingrown hair. I recommend you do it on a daily basis, preferably during a nice warm shower.
4. Don’t use Retinol-A or other acidic products on the newly waxed skin.
5. If you have previously experienced an allergic reaction to any products, please let me know. In this case, I recommend a wax sensitivity test 24 hours before the service.
6. Don’t let the skin become too dry; use a moisturizer while the hair is growing back - it will help prevent excessive itchiness.
If you have any further questions, please call me at Self Indulgence day spa for a personal consultation.