Waxing 101

How to prepare for your wax! 

If you are a newbie to waxing, don’t worry, you can relax because we got you covered. We want you to have the most comfortable experience possible and we love what we do at Vanity Skin Beaute’ Rx.

 

Hair Length
This is the most common question we get asked. Should you trim? Our answer is NO!!! To give you the smoothest results possible, your hair should be at least ¼ of an inch long. That’s at least two to three weeks since your last shaving or 4-6 weeks since waxing. If your hair is too short the wax may not be able to fully grip the hair, leaving a not so smooth wax.

 

Exfoliate
Exfoliating your skin 1 to 2 days before your appointment helps to get rid of dead skin and prepare your hair follicles for removal.

 

Minimize the Ouch
Steer clear of alcohol and caffeine before your wax. These are stimulants which can make your skin more sensitive. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. If you’re worried, some clients choose to take a Tylenol or Advil 30 minutes before their appointment to take the edge off.

 

Schedule Strategically
Schedule your wax 3-4 days or even a week before a big event or trip to give your skin time to get back to normal. If you’re a newbie and want to go bare for a special event we recommend trying your first wax at least 2-3 months before your big day. This will allow you to get on a waxing schedule and help you see how your skin reacts to waxing. We don’t want any unwanted surprises for your big day

 

Skin Sensitive Medications
It's always best to ask your doctor if you have any questions. Skip the wax if you are on an oral acne medication such as Accutane or have used it in the past 7 months. If you use prescribed creams such as Differin, Retin-A or any Retinoids, the surrounding area cannot be waxed within 7 days of product application. Waxing on these medications can cause your skin to lift.

 

Tanning / Sunburn
We recommend you lay off tanning the area you want waxed for 24-48 before your appointment as we cannot perform services on sunburnt or irritated skin