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Wax Do’s and Don’ts

Do exfoliate on a daily basis. Using a salt scrub is nice, but to be more cost effective and to reduce the chance of oil-clogged pores, try a simple exfoliating glove or natural loofah sponge, dry alone or wet with shower gel. For more advanced exfoliating treatment for ingrowns (depending on the type) we can recommend accordingly for your skin type during your appointment.

Do keep the area away from constant friction. This may create some irritation and result in ingrown hairs.
Do use lubricant during heavy make out sessions immediately after treatment to prevent further irritation. The area may be slightly inflamed for 2-24 hours afterwards, so skin on skin friction is best when postponed for the day. If necessary, lubricant provides a barrier and extra sensitivity is made more comfortable.

Do shower immediately after exercise to keep follicles clear and bacteria free (or use a babywipe in a pinch).
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.

Do book your appointments 3-6 weeks apart. The hair grows in multiple cycles so in order to get ideal results we need to weaken each stage by removing new growth as it comes through. With consistent appointments, each cycle will stay in its softest stage. If you wait longer than 3-6 months the hair grows strong again.

Don’t do excessive activity immediately after appointment (hot yoga, bike rides, hot tubs, etc). Uric acid and salt in your perspiration could be mildly irritating to the area and friction could cause an uncomfortable effect on a tender area; maybe resulting in prolonged redness and breakout.

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 sunbathe 24 hours before or after treatment (exposing treated area). This may dehydrate the skin prior to treatment and cause skin to lift. After treatment, with increased circulation, sun exposure may increase heat sensitivity and cause discomfort.

Don’t shave between treatments. The goal of consistent hair removal is to remove the root of the hair so it grows back new making it softer, finer, and fewer in number. Shaving will upset appointment times allowing the root to grow strong and making waxing more painful.