Brows: Discontinue using any type of anti-aging lotions & retinol creams on your skin for
5 days prior to brow wax session.
Come in with clean, dry skin. Preferably wearing no makeup or moisturizer.
Stop shaving 2-3 weeks prior to waxing session. The hair needs to be long enough to lie
flat on the skin (approximately a quarter-inch long).
For optimally smooth skin, allow your skin the time it needs after your wax. Avoid the
Sun, Sauna/Steam Room, and Synthetics. Here's why:
•No Sun: During a waxing service, the top layers of your skin can be removed in the
process, which can heighten your sensitivity to the sun and increase your chances of
•No Sauna/Steam Room: It's best to avoid extreme heat post treatment. Waxing can
heat up the body, so cool it down afterward with a cold compress instead of a scalding
•No Synthetics: Wear looser clothing and natural fabrics, like cotton, so that skin can
breathe easy as it calms down post treatment. Also, you may want to shy away from
thongs to prevent added irritation after a freshly waxed bikini.
•Soothe: For the first days twenty four hours post wax, if you experience irritation or
prolonged redness, try applying a cold compress or a topical treatment. Also, be mindful
to keep the area clean.
•Exfoliate: Like brushing your teeth to prevent cavities, exfoliating on a daily basis is
essential for helping to prevent ingrown hairs. After hair removal, dead upper layers of
skin can build up and trap hairs. When these trapped hairs can't grow out, they grow
back in, resulting in ugly bumps, which can be the early sign of ingrown hairs. For daily
prevention, simply replace your washcloth with an exfoliating cloth and use in the shower
with a mild soap.
•Treat: As much as we try to prevent them, ingrowns can still happen as a result of tight
clothing (e.g., leggings), the texture of your hair, and/or your skin type. Apply a topical
exfoliating product daily after you get out of the shower (when your skin is most
absorbent for soaking up product). Use it once a day for mild to moderate ingrowns, or
twice a day for more severe and stubborn ones.
Schedule your waxing appointments about a month apart, exfoliate between visits, and
don't shave for the best results.