What should I do before my wax ?
Please shower/wash before your appointment. If arriving from work, wipes will be available to freshen up.
Do not shave or use depilatory products for at least 3 weeks before your waxing appointment.
Make sure your hair is a minimum of 1 cm long. If it is longer than that is not a problem however please do not be tempted to trim it yourself, leave that to us.
Gently exfoliate the skin a couple of times in the week before your appointment to remove dead skin and help shorter hairs break through the surface.
What should I do after my wax?
Please note that the following reactions are quite common after a wax treatment and are perfectly normal temporary reactions. Any symptoms should subside within 24-48 hours
Small bumps and redness
If you experience persistent soreness and redness, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Keep the waxed area clean and avoid heat and friction during the next 24 to 48 hours.
This means :
Avoid extreme heat for 24 hrs. This includes very hot baths/showers, steam rooms, saunas and Jacuzzi’s as this can aggravate the skin. The pores/follicles will be still open so you could also pick up an infection from public places
No massage or heat treatment for 24 hours
Avoid sport, gym work or other exercise for 24 hours
Exposure to UV light, including sun beds and sunbathing, must be avoided for 24 hours following treatment, as burning can occur.
Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.
No fake tan for 24 hours
Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools
Deodorant or anything perfumed should not be applied to the area that has been waxed for 24-48 hours as this could make the area very sore.
Make-up should be avoided following facial hair removal for that day.
Tight clothing should be avoided following any waxing treatment for 24-48 hours as this can aggravate the area that’s been waxed.
Waxing removes dead skin so the skin may be a little lighter immediately following treatment but colour will return to normal within a few hours.
To soothe and protect the skin, apply an antiseptic cream to the waxed area regularly for 3 days following your treatment. Always wash your hands before applying any product.
A heat reaction may be seen on the skin for several hours following treatment and this is quite normal. This will vary from a mild redness to a much stronger skin reaction and some people have red dots on the waxed area for several hours.
If any spots or rashes persist for more than a week, or become infected, Please consult with your GP.
To help prevent ingrown hairs
Starting a few days after your appointment, gently scrub the skin with ‘A Bit of Rough’ or an exfoliating mitt 3 times per week. Also moisturise the skin to keep the skin supple and help the hairs to grow through normally.