Do’s & Don’ts of Waxing

Let me be clear, getting waxed will never feel good. It is one of those “beauty is pain” chores that are totally worth it!  Here are a few do’s and don’ts before, during and after your wax appointment to make it the best experience possible.

Do research the salon. Smooth skin is great, an infection not so much.  Asking friends for a referral is a great place to start.  We would also recommend reading reviews on Google or Facebook.  Of course, you can trust Precision Wellness for your waxing needs!

Don’t consume caffeine a few hours before your wax.  Caffeine can trigger even more nerves and increase your heart rate.

Do moisturize and exfoliate before your wax appointment.  Dry hair and dry skin cause your hair to break when removed.  To get the smoothest and long-lasting wax results, the skin and hair should be healthy and moisture rich.

Don’t apply self-tanner the day of your appointment.  Wait until the day after your waxing to use spray tan or apply self-tanner.  Be aware that freshly waxed areas absorb pigment better so your skin will look smoother and color will last longer when you apply the day after.

Do make sure you have enough hair.  You want it about the length of a grain of rice.  But do not trim, even if you think you need to.  Your wax specialist will trim if needed. 

Don’t schedule an appoint the before or during your period.  Your body is more sensitive to pain.  Plan to wax within the first two weeks of your cycle.

Do take something like Advil or Ibuprofen if you have a low pain tolerance.  This can be helpful for pain relief and reduce inflammation of the skin after your service.

Don’t fuss with the waxed area.  Avoid touching your newly hair-free skin.  This will clog pores and transfer bacteria.

Do take a deep breathe and relax!  Make sure you communicate with your wax specialist, feel free to ask questions and share preferences so they can serve you best. 

Don’t take a hot shower for a few hours of your waxing appointment or get in salty water the day of your wax.  Avoid soaking in a tub or jacuzzi, saunas, or anything with high heat due to the area being sensitive, which can be a breading grown for bacteria.

Do make sure your specialist is holding your skin taut.  Your esthetician should hold the skin taut to help with the pain.

Don’t exercise after your waxing appointment (or wear sweaty clothes).  Your skin is so fresh the pores are still open and susceptible to bacteria.  Friction from working out at the gym could cause future irritation on the skin.

Do get on a regular waxing schedule.  Waxing every three to four weeks.  Getting regular waxes will reduce the amount of hair coming back.  Exfoliating and moisturizing between visits every day will remove excess dead skin and keep the skin nourished. 

For all of your waxing needs be sure to call a professional, like Precision Wellness – (417) 886-1131