As qualified “waxaholics”, we regularly get questions from new clients and avid waxers alike. Our most frequent questions are usually centered around how to prep the skin for waxing. At Brazils Waxing Center, we recommend that before any waxing service, you take the time to prep to ensure you have the best overall experience. Prepping before waxing reduces discomfort and ensures that the removal of the hair leaves you with smooth and bare skin. Here are a few things you can do:
1. Check Yourself
No matter what area you are getting waxed, check the area for cuts, inflammation, broken skin or rash. If there are any signs of the above, you might want to delay your wax as this could aggravate the issues.
2. Tell youR wax technician everything
If you know of a mole, skin tag, skin issues, or new allergy, make the technician aware in case adjustments need to be made in the application of the wax. This is also the time for you to update your technician if you are taking new medications as they could weaken or cause the skin to tear during service.
3. Schedule at certain times of the month
Your menstrual cycle can cause slightly more discomfort than normal due to hypersensitivity.
4. Prep Your skin
48 hours prior to your wax, exfoliate the skin to ensure dead skin cells are removed and all hair breaks through the skin. If you are already using our Elate Prevent, then you would already be prepping the skin with chemical exfoliation.
5. Wear loose-fitting clothing
Prep your outfit the night before. Loose-fitting clothing can give your skin a chance to breathe and reduce moisture.
6. Indulge in a warm/hot shower the morning of your wax
A warm or hot shower can help relax your skin and open up your pores for an easier waxing service.
7. Avoid triggers of pain
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and exercise before your wax. These things increase the circulation of blood which can increase discomfort.
8. Pain Relief
Take a pain reliever like Aleve or Advil 30-45 minutes before your appointment. Avoid taking aspirin as this will increase blood flow.
Moisturize your skin consistently leading up to your wax. This helps the skin to release the hair. However, on the day of your wax do not moisturize. If the hair is too coated, it could interfere with the wax grip.
10. Hair Length
To get the best results from your waxing service, your hair should be at least ¼ inch long at the time of your appointment. We also ask you to wait at least weeks after shaving or other hair removal services to lower your discomfort level.
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