STOP USING ACCUTANE/RETINOL/AHA/BHA
You need to be off Accutane for at least a year before getting waxed. Discontinue using any products that chemically exfoliate or dries out the skin for at least a week prior to waxing. Examples of these products include but are not limited to: Accutane, Differin, Retin-A/Retinol, Glycolic Acid/Lactic Acid/AHA's, Salicylic Acid/BHA's, ProActive, Avita, Benzoyl Peroxide. These products can make the skin thinner and can possibly cause the skin to tear, lift, burn, or scab when waxed.
3 WEEKS OF GROWTH
Please allow at least three weeks of growth before your visit. Hair needs to be about 1/4 of an inch (the size of a rice grain or half your pinky nail) in order to achieve a cleaner wax. If you do not shave, please don't trim! It is better to come with hair that is long than to come with hair that is too short. Hair that is too short will not pull!
AVOID CAFFEINE AND ALCOHOL
On the day of your waxing, avoid caffeine or alcohol as it can stimulate the nervous system which can make you more sensitive and red. Please do not consume alcohol to try to buzz away the pain. Instead, you may take a pain killer such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen (as long as it's not contraindicated by your doctor) one hour prior to your appointment to help dull the pain.
COME FRESH & CLEAN
Exfoliate your skin with a physical exfoliator 1-2 days prior to your appointment. Please practice the same hygiene as you would for a doctor's visit. Having clean skin, wearing clean cotton clothing and undergarments is recommended. Wax adheres best to clean skin and hair free of sweat, oil, and impurities. Please utilize the personal wipes provided for your service if necessary.
FOR THE LADIES
The best time to get waxed is within two weeks after your menstruation ends. You will be a lot more sensitive one week before and during your period. If menstruating, you can still get waxed as long as you have a tampon or cup in place. Pregnancy will also cause more sensitivity.
AVOID STIMULATING/IRRITATING THE AREA
No exercising for the rest of the day (sex included!).
No hot showers/baths/jacuzzis/saunas for 24 hours.
No touching the waxed area for 24 hours.
Avoid wearing tight clothing/undergarments.
Start exfoliating the area once the tenderness subsides. Normally, it can take about 1-3 days. Exfoliating gloves are recommended because they can be washed, dried, and sanitized. This will reduce the chance of ingrown hairs, bumps, or pimples. Products containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid can be used to treat any bumps or ingrown hairs.
Moisturize your skin regularly. This will help prevent dry, brittle hairs that can break at the surface during waxing. Moisturizing daily will lubricate the hair follicle which will help the hair pull out much easier.
Please try not to shave in between your wax appointments. Shaving will disrupt the hair growth and will make your next wax more uncomfortable. Also, if you noticed thinner hair after waxing, shaving will bring your hair back to how it was before getting waxed.