1) Book with a professional
This tip is especially important for first-timers. Believe it or not, a wax isn’t as simple as a strip and a rip. Aestheticians are professionals who are trained to wax with utmost safety, speed, and precision.
2) Be informed
Do not book a waxing service if you are taking (within the last year) Accutane, Retinol A or any medication that increases skin sensitivity. Also, if pain tolerance isn’t your strong suit, try to avoid booking a waxing service right before or during menstruation (many women report feeling more sensitive to pain during this time of the month).
3) Be prepared
For best results, the length of the hair to be removed should be 5 - 10 mm (about ¼ inch). If hair is shorter than this, the wax may not be able to grab all of the hairs, leaving stragglers and prickly areas behind. Also, don’t forget to wear loose clothing because your skin will need to breathe and will be sensitive to heavy or tight garments rubbing against it.
During the weeks leading up to your waxing treatment, we suggest exfoliating the area with an exfoliating scrub (salt or sugar scrubs work fantastic on the body) approximately 2-3 times per week. This helps to remove dead, dry skin cells while loosening hairs that may be trapped under the skin.
Apply moisturizer to the area the night before and the morning of the treatment. This will help prevent the wax from sticking to dry skin patches, which can leave behind red, painful marks.
6) After care
Avoid working out or showering, bathing, or tanning immediately before or within 24 hrs after your waxing treatment to avoid irritation and/or infection. This is not optional. Trust us on this one.
We hope these tips will help you get the most out of your waxing service. Now that you're informed and prepared, you can enjoy the stress-free benefits of waxing. Feel free to print this off as a check-list for future appointments. For more information on waxing services at Sante Spa, click here. Happy waxing!To book a wax at Sante Spa, click here.