Hair length: 1/4 of an inch is recommended. That’s about 2-3 weeks of hair growth after shaving. This also helps to prepare the hair for a 4-6 weeks waxing schedule for best results long term.
Your Cycle: Your skin is the most sensitive near and on your period. Waxing can be more painful + irritating than normal during this time. However you can still wax if you are on your period.
Exfoliate: While the skin on the face is generally exfoliated enough in terms of waxing, the body needs a little help. Using a sugar scrub will help rid dead cells around skin pores and hair follicles, reducing bacteria to cause a breakout.
Pain preventers: Taking Ibuprofen or Advil 30-45 minutes before your appointment can help reduce redness, inflammation, and discomfort.
Reduce acidity: Smoking and regular caffeine and alcohol consumption creates a lot of acid in the body’s system. You might benefit from taking an anti-acid minutes before your service or avoiding these acids altogether to prevent irritation. Especially if you have experienced red or white bumps in the past from waxing. Drink plenty of water
Hair Cycles: There are 3 hair growth cycles and sometimes the very first wax may already grow some stubble after a couple of days. This is not the hair waxed already growing, but it’s another growth cycle that was still in the skin follicle during waxing. While it’s usually only small amount of hair, for smoother results, having two waxing appointments before an event or vacation, causes the the hair cycles to be more even and there is less regrowth in-between appointments.
First 24-48 hours: You may experience some sensitivity like redness or irritation in the area that was treated. This is normal and usually there is less reaction the longer you wax.
Tips to follow during the first 48 hours after waxing:
• Do not use any exfoliating products, especially ones containing acids, since they might further irritate your skin.
• Showers are better than bathes. Use only lukewarm water-not hot.
• No saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools or other heated sources.
• Do not expose treated area to ultra-violet rays indoor or outdoor. For your own protection always wear sunscreen.
• Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours.
• To avoid ingrown hairs don’t wear tight clothes for the next couple of days.
• Resist touching freshly waxed skin, especially on the face, as this may encourage irritation and some breakouts.
• Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 24-48 hours.
• To avoid ingrown hair exfoliate waxed area (starting after 48 hours since treatment) 2-3 times a week to get rid of dead skin, so your hair can grow above skin surface.
• Makeup, if face is waxed
• Deodorant with aluminum.
• Salt scrub or stimulating body or facial treatments.