EXPERT ADVICE FOR SUCCESSFUL WAXING

Here in our tips section we have collected some tips that you can use as part of your pre-waxing preparation. Good preparation can greatly help the final result and make your treatment more enjoyable.

In the second section, we try and answer the most common questions we get asked by our customers.

  • Tips for perfect Waxing:

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    • Exfoliate the skin
      Exfoliate the skin with a good scrub at least once a week. Do it 48 hours before waxing and do it again, 3 days after waxing.
    • Avoid using moisturizing cream
      Avoid using any moisturizing cream or body oil in the hours immediately before waxing, so that the wax can adheres well to the hair, facilitating hair removal.
    • If possible, take a bath
      If possible, take a bath with warm water and neutral soap before waxing. The warm water causes pore dilation, allowing hair removal with less pain. After waxing, repeat the same procedure, but this time, with the water as cold as possible and neutral soap.
    • Try to wear comfortable clothes
      Especially after waxing when the skin is more sensitive, try to wearing comfortable and non-tight clothes, preferably clothes made from cotton that allow the skin to breathe. This minimises irritation and chances of ingrowing hairs.
    • Avoid UV exposure for 48 hours
      After waxing, avoid sun exposure for 48 hours, when the skin is more sensitive and delicate. For the same reason, also avoid the solariums. Swimming pools and Saunas should also be avoided in the 24 hours after waxing, when the pores are still open and more susceptible to inflammation.
    • Do not use deodorant
      After waxing your armpits, do not use deodorant, ideally for 24 hours to avoid the risk of burning or darkening the skin.
    • Apply a moisturising cream
      Apply a moisturising cream with soothing action or a gel with azulene to prevent ingrowing hairs in the days after hair removal. If possible, try to do this twice a day, helping your skin to recover and regenerate faster.
    • Be careful if you already have skin problems
      You should not be waxed if your skin has: acne, inflammations, infections, open or scarred scarring or any irritation from excess of sun.
    • Do not mix facial treatments and waxing
      VERY IMPORTANT: If you are doing acid-based facial or taking oral medication for the purpose of treating the skin by desquamation, hair removal is discouraged.
    • Avoid acid based skin treatments
      if you are using acid based skin treatment, we suggest discontinuing this for at least 7 days before waxing regardless of whether you intend to use hot or cold wax.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Waxing

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    • Does waxing attack the skin?
      The most aggressive form of hair removal is shaving, because shaving causes micro aggression on the skin. The reason is not only the blade but also the fact that the person passes the blade in diverse directions across the skin, causing the hair to be carried from one side to the other. this encourages ingrowing hairs and in some cases feliculites. In this way, in addition to injuring the skin, these inflammations can still appear.
    • Does waxing causes ingrowing hairs?
      There are two main causes why women have ingrowing hairs. The first, when the woman has high level of male hormone, the second, when the hairs are curly. With wax depilation, the hair is plucked by the root, making the root successively weaker after each depilation. It's very important that the skin is moisturized and the dead cells (keratin layer) are removed. In this way the hair can easily break the skin and avoiding the ingrown hair.
    • Does waxing causes varicose veins to appear?
      Varicose veins are dilated and obstructed veins that have difficulty allowing a return blood flow and they have a very low hypodermis (the last layer of the skin). However, if there are ulcers and / or phlebitis, waxing is not recommended.
    • After waxing my skin turned red, is it normal?
      Yes, after waxing it is normal if the skin becomes red, especially in areas where the skin is more sensitive like the face, armpits and brasilian area. On your legs, after waxing it is normal if you feel itchy. This is because your blood circulation has been stimulated.
    • Does waxing the upper lip and eyebrow with hot wax can cause flaccid skin?
      Flaccidity is caused by weakening and consequently breaking the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. This is not affected by the waxing process. To avoid/minimize the skin flacidity, you should avoid sun and infrared lamps (the ones that the solariums use), especially on the face where the skin is thinner and more delicate. Excessive exposure to UV radiation weakens the collagen and elastin fibers which support the skin.
    • Should people who have skin problems not do waxing?
      It depends. Each case is different. First we need to know and understand what type of problem or allergy we are talking about. In case of allergy, it's necessary to identify which substances are responsible for the allergy and then to ensure that the wax or any other product used in the process of waxing, doesn't contain the same substances. In cases of Atopic Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Psoriasis, and Acne, the inflammation areas should be avoided.
    • Can waxing with hot wax darken or stain the skin?
      Waxing with hot or cold wax, besides removing the hair by the root, also removes the layer of dead cells (keratin) that protect the skin. In this way, the skin becomes more sensitive and vulnerable to external factors, like for instance, sun exposure, solariums, saunas and deodorants (in the armpits case). Therefore, after waxing, you should have more care with areas that have been waxing, avoiding any aggression that may darken or stain the skin.
    • Is waxing with hot wax less painful than with cold wax?
      Yes. Hot wax encourages pore dilation, facilitating the extraction of the hair with less pain.
    • How long do I have to wait until I can be waxed again?
      When waxing, we also remove the corneal layer (dead cells) that protects the skin. Generally, the skin takes on average 28 days to recover after waxing. So it's important that you try to respect this interval as much as you can.
    • After waxing, can tweezers be used to remove the remaining hairs?
      Yes, no problem! The few hairs that have resisted waxing should be extracted with tweezers to leave a hair free surface. This is an essential part of the waxing service. Don´t be so afraid of tweezers! The pores are already dilated, so the extraction of these hairs should be easier.
    • Is Roll-On waxing safe?
      Roll-On wax is a disposable wax and it is safe. Like any other waxing service, hot or cold, the client should make sure that the wax used is disposable and not reused (no double dipping).
    • Waxing and the Sun. What care should be taken?
      Its always good practice to avoid excessive exposure to the sun, especially after waxing. The sun exposure should be avoided at least 24 hours before and after had waxing. Before waxing: the sun will burn and sensitize your skin, making it more fragile and reactive. Wax on sensitive skin may cause burns and/or dark spots. After waxing, the skin is more sensitive and vulnerable because we not only removed the hair, but also the corneal layer (layer of dead cells) that is the natural protection of the skin. In this way, when exposed to the sun, even with sunscreen, it can damage the skin causing stains, burns prematurely ageing the skin. WARNING: If you are heavily sun tanned by sun exposure or if you are using chemical products, when you do waxing with hot/cold wax, you run the risk of losing your tan or getting stained where the wax has been placed.
    • Can I use anesthetic cream or pain killer before waxing?
      Local anesthetics may be used, however we don't recommend these because in some cases they can cause allergic reactions. We also don't recommend using pain killers. Avoid taking any medication unless you really need it.
    • I'm pregnant, can I do waxing?
      There is no restriction for pregnant women being waxed and actually, it's safe up to the ninth month. However, there are some precautions that should be taken. With hot wax, special attention should be paid to the wax temperature. Women have enhanced sensitivity during pregnancy (which may increase closer to pregnancy) and excessive heat can traumatize the skin and leave marks.
    • Can I be waxed during my period?
      Yes you can. For the person doing the waxing there is no inconvenience when you are menstruating as long as you use a tampon. However, at this stage, and because most woman are more sensitive at this time, waxing may be more In the pre-menstrual phase, there is a progesterone increase, which can make the skin more sensitive and so if you are waxing at this time you may also feel more pain. Whenever possible, plan your waxing for post-menstruation. This is the stage where your estrogen level is high, a hormone responsible for making us more tolerant, which means less pain for you!
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