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.
What to expect at your appointment
During your wax
First we cleanse the skin to remove any oils, makeup, or lotions that may effect the quality of your wax
We use a combination of Hard and soft wax depending on the sensitivity of your skin and the area we are waxing. This will depend on your consultation and what your needs are.
Immediately after your wax
We rejuvenate the skin by applying non comedogenic (meaning, won’t clog your pores) products to soothe, hydrate and calm the area.
How to take care of your skin after a wax
Avoid sweaty activities within a 24hr window. This can cause irritation and ingrown hairs. If you do plan sweaty actives, be sure to shower/rinse off afterwards.
Purchase your Pre and Post Care products
Detox Scrub - Gently slough away dry, dead surface skin cells and impurities and cleanse pores of excess oil to reveal radiant, brighter-looking skin. Contains coriander seed oil and avocado oil to support the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Pre + Post Care
Detox Oil - Soak up every drop of goodness. This superbly hydrating oil contains grape seed oil to support collagen and skin firmness, plus sesame seed oil that moisturizes to help dimpled skin appear smooth. Perfect for a relaxing massage or just some extra-nourishing TLC.
Pre + Post Care
Detox Gelee - Cooling gel can be rubbed on to help soothe tired muscles, as well as provide hydration for soft, smooth-looking skin thanks to green algae. Juniper berry fruit oil helps replenish the skin’s natural moisture barrier, as aromatic lavender and tangerine peel oils promote a sense of balance and peace.
Tea Tree Essential Oil - Tea tree oil can be mixed with your Detox Gelee to help aid in the healing process after a wax.
You can also Apply 1–2 drops to:
Masks, scrubs or other rinse-off skincare
products to add natural fragrance
Facial cleansers and toners to support brighter,
20–40 drops of witch hazel to create a skin tonic.