Waxing & SkinCare Studio
Pre & Post Waxing
Waxing is an intimate experience, but one that is gratifying to many. At Waxing & SkinCare Studio, we want your waxing to be a great experience with beautiful results. It is recommended that you come in every 4-5 weeks. Doing this will allow your skin to acclimate to waxing, slow your hair growth, and maintain better results between treatments.
Take ibuprofen at least 20 minutes beforehand (as long as it’s not contraindicated by your doctor). Ibuprofen is a pain reliever and an an anti-inflammatory.
The day of your waxing, limit your caffeine intake as it can stimulate the nervous system which can make you more sensitive and red.
For females, try to schedule your appointment within the first 2 weeks after you have ended your cycle, as this is when you are probably retaining the least amount of fluid, and should probably be the least sensitive. We wax clients, if they are on their cycle. We appreciate if you wear a tampon and know you will most likely be more sensitive.
For body waxing treatments, please allow about 2 weeks of growth before your visit. Everyone’s hair grows at a different pace, but 2 weeks is a good rule-of-thumb. The longer the growth (within reason) will mean less tweezing and a cleaner wax. Your hair must be at least half the length of your pinky nail (go ahead… check your pinky!)
If you do not wax or shave your hair at all, please do not trim.
Skip the lotions and potions! Do not apply self tanner, moisturizer, body sprays deodorants or other topical creams before your appointment.
Schedule your wax 2 days before beach and poolside jaunts if you plan to sun bathe.
Exfoliating the area gently 24 hours before your appointment will remove the dead skin cells and allow for a cleaner wax.
Be Comfy. Wear comfortable clothing to prevent irritation after the waxing.
Do not sit in the sun or go to the tanning booth prior to your service.
Discontinuing any product that exfoliates or dries the skin for at least 1 week prevents tears, scabbing or burning.
Avoid getting spray tanned before any waxing procedure. Wax tends to lift the color off your skin leaving it patchy-looking.
Some products that conflict with waxing are: Accutane, Differin, Retin A/Retinol, Glycolic acid/AHA’s, ProActive, Avita, Benzoyl peroxide, Salicylic acid/ BHA’s. These are only some of the products that we are aware of that may cause problems. New ones come out every day! If you have any doubt, please inform us to what products you are using when you call for your appointment.
Everyone reacts differently to waxing.
Heightened sensitivity may be experienced in the area waxed for the next 24-48 hours.
Avoid heat. No tanning, sun bathing, hot tubs or saunas for 48 hours after your treatment. Since a layer of dead skin cells have been removed, sun and or heat exposure can burn the skin.
No hot baths or exercising for 2 hours following your treatment.
If you experience sensitivity or irritation after your treatment, Hydro-cortisone cream can reduces the redness and irritation following your treatment.
Exfoliate daily 48 hours after your treatment. We offer a nice selection of exfoliating products to help you maintain your wax and eliminate ingrown hairs. Try our ingrown masque and mild scrubs that are good for your face and private areas.
The first time you shower after you waxing procedure, use an antibacterial cleanser, on the waxed area(s).
If you were waxed in the bikini region, and you have sex before your first shower after waxing, don't fall asleep, get up and clean the waxed area, using an antibacterial soap, to avoid bacterial build up, and infection.
Pinking of the skin usually disappears within 6 to 8 hours after the waxing treatment. Slight pinking is normal.
Avoid applying highly fragranced products to the waxed area for 24 hours. This includes, perfume, scented body lotions, anti-perspirants, cosmetics, or hygiene sprays.