Post Wax Instructions
Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs.
What are the possible side effects of waxing and how can they be minimized?
Although we cannot predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing, causing some hair to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible break outs.
• Avoid the sun or tanning beds after waxing and please wear sun screen; recently waxed areas are prone to Hyperpigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.
• Avoid heavy exercise for at least 48 hours after waxing.
• Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 24 – 48 hours after waxing.
• Do not use products with harsh chemicals, perfumes or dyes for at least 24 – 48 hours after waxing.
• Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
• Regular exfoliation may be helpful to remove dead skin so your hairs can get out above the surface of the pores and not become ingrown.
• Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.
How should I take care of my skin after the treatment?
For body areas, exfoliate the day after your hair removal treatment, and twice weekly thereafter, to help prevent ingrown hairs (which are especially able to occur in the bikini area) Bath-and-shower scrubs with tiny scrubbing beads seem to be particularly effective. We also carry GET THE BUMP OUTTA HERE for those susceptible to ingrown hairs.
What would prevent me from waxing?
• We cannot wax clients who are taking Accutane, using Retin A.
• Have just tanned in the sun or tanning bed or are on any antibiotics that contribute to increased skin sensitivity.
• Some physicians do not recommend hair waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation, as they are more susceptible to infection.
• Hair waxing should not be done on areas of skin affected by warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated, chapped or suffering from sunburn.
• Never apply wax to peeling, broken skin or varicose veins.
• Never apply wax to the nipples when removing hair from the breast area. When in doubt, consult with your doctor prior to any waxing service.