Updated: Dec 9, 2021
You've booked your waxing appointment, YAY!
Here's our top tips for body waxing.
Let your waxer know of any sensitivities you have. If you are taking any medications such as antibiotics, accutane, topical creams or retin-a. These can effect your skin and your waxing experience
Wear comfortable/loose fitting clothes. Cotton panties to avoid irritation if it’s your first time receiving a body wax
For body waxing - Exfoliate your skin and moisturize a minimum of 2x before your appointment. This will allow the hair to be removed with ease and less pain. *if you exfoliate, moisturize! Your skin can become dry after exfoliation.
GROW YOUR HAIR OUT! Ideally, you should have 1/4 inch (.635 cm) of hair in the area you want to wax. Waxing will be more painless and effective if you wait long enough.
Wax a week after your menstrual cycle, this is when your pain threshold is highest.
If you're sensitive to pain, take an ibuprofen-based pill 1 hour before your appointment to reduce pain and inflammation.
Tan the area you plan to wax 24-48 hours before your appointment
Consume alcohol or significant amounts of caffeine beforehand. Both can cause tightened pores and an uncomfortable waxing experience
Use any numbing creams. They won’t penetrate deep enough for it to be effective!
Do not wax for the first time before a special occasion. (the beach, vacation, pictures) Everyones skin reacts differently to wax and you may be sensitive or red afterwards.