What to do before & after your appt.
- the day of your appt. shower and gently exfoliate the area to be waxed (excluding facial wax).
- for hygienic precautions we do not trim pubic hair. To ensure a more efficient wax, bikini hair should not be shorter and not be longer than half an inch. If you need trimming please do so prior to your appt. Be advised that stubble will not be removed.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- for women, you will be more sensitive 4 days before and 4 days after your menstrual cycle, or if you are ill or just getting over being ill.
- You may take 2 ibuprofen or Advil (unless you have sensitivities to pain relievers) approximately 30 minutes before your appt.
- Let us know if are taking any medications, are pregnant, are a diabetic, or have any major changes in health.
waxing exfoliates the skin and the pores and hair follicles are open and exposed. To reduce the chance of external "bad bacteria" entering into your sensitized skin and potentially causing any irritation, it is very important that for 48 to 72 hours Post Wax you treat your skin with care. While your skin is healing we highly recommend avoiding the following:
- Tight clothing
- Vigorous excercise and Working Out (specially at public facilities where germs are looming around!)
- Tanning Beds or Direct Sun on areas waxed
- Hot Baths/Showers/Hot Tub (the pores are already "open", we want them to close)
- Heavy Creams, Oils or Deodorants
- Spray Tanning
- Picking and/or scratching the skin (to avoid self induced irritation/infection)
- Oh yes and ughem....maybe postpone an intimate "date night" :-)
What to do for Skin Reactions:
We take every precaution to minimize or eliminate negative reactions as much as possible, however some people may have certain reactions to waxing (acneic breakout, skin rash, etc.) The following are some post care tips and recommendations on what to do/ use in the event that your skin has a reaction. Please consult your physician, dermatologist, or esthetician if you have questions or concerns about any of these topicals we recommend before using anything.
- Red and Itchy Bumps --lightly apply a Cortisone Cream
- White Heads -- use an antibacterial with Glycolic/ or Salycilic Acid
- Ingrown Hairs--exfoliate no than 24 hours after your wax with a body brush, exfoliating glove, or Glycolic & Salycilic Pads (the glycolic will penetrate the follicle keeping it free of oil and debris and th Salycilic will slough off the deadskin allowing the hair to grow thru)
- Soreness on Delicate areas-- Use Aquaphor, Aloe Vera & Hydrocortisone can be used on the top for redness or imflamation.
- As always, Please feel free to call or email us immediately with any questions you may have!