Spring is finally upon us, and summer is just around the corner! It’s time to get ready for the warm weather, which means waxing for many of us.
There are some things you can do before your waxing appointment that will make the experience even better. If you are prone to ingrown hairs and inflamed breakouts, avoiding products such as scrubs are better. We recommend topical antibacterial solutions, such as Tend Skin. If you use this product for three days prior to your waxing appointment it will prep your hair follicles and allow them to come out more easily. It also will help to prevent any future inflammatory breakouts or ingrown hairs. It is beneficial to use it after the wax as well, starting the day after the wax and using twice daily for one week.
For sensitive areas such as bikini, brazilian, underarms, and facial hair always make sure your esthetician uses hard wax versus soft wax (with strips). We use hard wax for these areas because it is much more gentler then strip wax and clients respond that it is close to painless versus the soft wax. Why do some skincare spas still use soft wax for these areas? The answer is simple: soft wax is less expensive in comparison and it provides faster waxing process which means more clients for the spa; however much more painful and can cause hematoma as well. Soft wax should only be used on less sensitive, larger areas such as legs and back.
To avoid potential inflammatory breakouts or ingrown hairs, here are a few post-waxing tips: use a topical antibacterial and exfoliating solution such as Tend Skin for the first week after waxing and a week prior your waxing appointment; avoid exercise or anything that makes you sweat and/or causes friction, such as intimacy, saunas and sun exposure for 24-48 hours.