BLissful Beauty SKin Studio
All your questions about waxing, answered here!
The DO's and DONT's of Waxing
DO's for Waxing:
DO let your hair grow out for 2-4 weeks after shaving. If the hair is over 1/2in you may want to trim. Just don't trim any shorter then 1/4in. If you are unsure about trimming too short - leave it be and we'll take care of everything!
DO take an ibuprofen 30 minutes before your wax if you are sensitive or have a low pain tolerance. You can take it afterwards as well.
.DO avoid intimacy or friction for 24 hours after your appointment. If this is not an option, using a lubricant can help create a barrier and extra sensitivity is made more comfortable.
DO schedule your appointments every 3-6 weeks. Hair grows in multiple cycles and staying in this time frame will give best results with less pain.
DO exfoliate 24 hours before and 48 hours after appointment. Continue to exfoliate to avoid ingrown hairs.
DO avoid alcohol and caffeine before your appointment. Stimulants make your skin more sensitive. Choose water instead.
DO Consult with your waxing professional as certain medications and skincare products can elevate sensitivity to waxing.
DO discontinue use of AHA/BHA's, OTC Retinols, Glycolics, and other exfoliants 72 hours prior to facial waxing.
DO reschedule facial waxing if you develop a cold sore, have broken skin, or any kind of contagious skin infection Or if you have a sunburn.
DONT's for Waxing:
DON'T schedule your appointment if you have your period. We recommend you wait, as the extra blood flow in your body increases pain levels.
DON'T apply any creams, lotions, etc to the area being waxed, the day of your appointment. Come clean and dry.
DON'T sunbathe or tan for 24 hours before or after your appointment. (Any sign of sunburn will result in a rescheduling of your waxing appointment.)
DON'T work out afterwards, take an excessively hot shower/bath, to avoid irritation. Also no saunas or hot tubs.
DON'T wear tight garments after, or lace undergarments, to avoid irritation.
DON'T pick at ingrown hairs. The best solution is prevention. Use a buffing cloth or exfoliating glove in small circular motions while in the shower daily. If ingrown hairs are a problem, we suggest a salicylic based toner/exfoliant.
DON'T shave between appointments. Shaving will mess up appointment timing, allowing the root to grow strong and makes waxing more painful.
DON'T schedule to be waxed if you are taking antibiotics, Accutane (must wait one year after discontinued use) Prescription Retin A. Or if you are using ANY medications that list "sun sensitivity", Topical/oral Acne Medications, Blood Thinners, etc.
DON'T use self tanner or spray tan prior to your appointment, waxing will result in removal of tanner.
The waxed area may be red and there may be some blood spots, especially where the hairs are strong. i.e: in the bikini and underarm areas.
It is normal after your wax for a little bit of redness and prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours and is normal due to a histamine reaction. Avoid further heat by applying cool compresses or by applying an anti-histamine cream to reduce redness or irritation.
Treat the area gently for the next 24-48 hours.
Please call if you have any concerns or develop any issues, so that your Esthetician can address these concerns in a timely manner.