WAXING CARE

 

Please take a moment to read the waxing care advice below, it is important that you become fully aware and understand what should be done by yourself both before and after a treatment in the interest of your personal health, safety & well-being.

Waxing Care

PREPARATION FOR WAXING

 

  • Be clean and dry, jump in the shower before you come in. It’s always good to wear some loose clothing and cotton undies. If you are particularly sensitive you could try to take some pain relief before your appointment. It really isn't that bad!

  • ​Do not apply any body lotion / deodorant to the area to be waxed.​​

  • If you have a sunburn, you cannot wax that area.​​

  • If you are ​on some medication – you would need to discuss it with me, as in some cases waxing cannot be done. G.P   referral is a must.

  • Exfoliate waxed area, start 2 days after. Do this 2-3 times a week to prevent ingrown hair.

  • Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.

  • Moisturize daily. It helps with irritation, flaking and prevention of ingrown hair.

  • Use a loofah and tea tree wash, it helps with removing dead skin cells and sweat. Prevents ingrown, pimples and rashes.

  • Dry brushing the waxed area with mitt or loafer before the shower is essential.

AFTER THE TREATMENT

 

  • Avoid direct sunlight - skin is prone to hyper pigmentation if in the sun after waxing.

  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.

  • Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing. Sweat is a breeding ground for bacteria.

  • Avoid tight clothing. Can irate and cause ingrown hair.

  • No hot baths, hot shower or sexual activity for 10 hours after brazilian. While your open pores are open, they are vulnerable to irritation by the extreme temperatures and infection by bacteria.

WHAT ARE INGROWN HAIRS AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM?

 

Ingrown hairs form when dry skin cells block the surface opening for hairs growing after shaving, waxing, electrolysis or any other form of hair removal. Failing to grow out the skin, the hairs curl inside the follicle underneath the skin and the resulting foreign body reaction causes an unsightly infectious bump. Both women and men suffer from ingrown hairs.

 

To prevent ingrown hairs from forming you must follow the appropriate advice below.

 

Exfoliation

  • ​Removes the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin.
  • A coarse dry body mitt can be used on dry skin after waxing before showering each day. Dry brushing is a must.
  • This need to be done at least 2-3 times weekly, start 2 days after your waxing treatment.