Skin Care Tips – Before And After Your Wax

Before a Waxing

Let your hair grow out 2 to 3 weeks (about a quarter of an inch) before going in for waxing. And please do not shave the desired spot before waxing.

Exfoliate the skin the day before your appointment with a loofah or body scrub. This will remove dead skin, allowing the wax to grip shorter hairs. Follow up with baby oil to soften the hair follicles.

Let us know of any medications you’re taking.

Take an aspirin or ibuprofen an hour before your appointment. (Please consult with your physician if you have any questions.)

Stay out of the sun 24 hours before and after your waxing service.

Post Waxing Tips

Apply a first aid antibiotic gel with pain relief like Neosporin after the waxing as necessary.

Do not go into a hot tab or swimming in the ocean right after waxing especially the bikini area. Heat, chlorine, and salt may irritate, sting, and feel uncomfortable.

Let your skin breathe. Do not slip on skintight clothing because this will cause irritation and possibly ingrown hair.

Please Exfoliate! Keep that dead skin from ruining your wax by clogging pores and causing ingrown hair. Two full days after your service lightly exfoliate with a body scrub or loofah, if your skin is not red or irritated. If you have a problem with ingrown hair, keep a bump-fighting product on hand.

Manual Exfoliating Tips:

Oily skin, try a salt based salt scrub about two to three times per week.

Normal to dry skin, try a sugar based salt scrub at least once, up to three times per week.

Chemical Exfoliating Tips:

Using a bump-fighting product like Tend Skin or No Bump will also help keep ingrown hair away and encourage fresh looking skin.

When Not to Wax

Never wax if you are taking Accutane, Renova, Differin, or Retin-A. These medications increase the rate at which your skin exfoliates.

If you are currently experiencing sunburned skin, please wait until sunburned skin is completely healed before making an appointment. We cannot, under any circumstances, apply wax to sunburns.

Thanks and enjoy your service!!

3 Ways Water Keeps Your Skin Beautiful

Are you drinking enough water?

If not, here are 3 reasons why you need to drink more of the clear stuff:

   1.   Maintain Beautiful Skin – Drinking 6-8 glasses of water each day can enhance the tone, color and texture of your skin by keeping it building new cells properly. The skin is an organ, and, as with other parts of the body, it’s mostly made of water. When these cells do not get adequate amounts of water, skin is likely to become dry, flaky and be more prone to wrinkles.

   2.   Keep Cool and Clear– Drinking water also helps the skin do it’s job of regulating the body’s temperature through sweating. Sweating can clear your body of toxins that clog pores and plague your skin with pimples and blemishes.

   3.   Stay Healthy – Water is vital for the proper circulation of nutrients and the flushing of toxins in the body. When we are dehydrated nutrients just can’t get around as well to the blood and to the cells of the body. Water allows your kidneys to remove toxins from your body and them to expel waste products. If you don’t drink enough, toxins will build up, weakening your immune system

Drinking six to eight glasses of water a day is beyond important for your skin. Hate plain water? Try adding a bit of lemon, coconut or orange slices to add some flavor.