Before / Aftercare

Before / Aftercare

To ensure the best results it is advisable to follow the guidelines below.

BEFORE

Please shower before your appointment. If arriving from work wet – wipes will be available to freshen up.

Do not shave or use depilatory products for at least 3 weeks before your waxing appointment.

Make sure your hair is a minimum of 1 cm long. (Imagine a grain of rice.) If it is longer then that is not a problem however please do not be tempted to trim it yourself, leave that to me.

Gently exfoliate the skin a couple of times in the week before your appointment to remove dead skin and help shorter hairs break through the surface.

Ladies, for after any intimate waxing I suggest you bring with you a pair of big comfy pants…..not the sexiest item of underwear I admit but comfort comes first….and you are supposed to be abstaining for at least 24 hours!

Gentlemen, if you are having an area of your torso waxed it is recommended you bring with you a loose fitting clean t-shirt. For intimate waxing I suggest loose fitting boxer shorts.

AFTER

Please follow the guidelines below to ensure your skin is properly cared for over the next few days.

Please note: some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reaction, particularly if this is your first wax. These symptoms should subside over the next 24-48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Keep the waxed area clean and avoid heat and friction during the next 24-48 hours.

This means:

  • No hot baths or showers (cool to lukewarm only.
  • No saunas, hot tubs or steam treatments.
  • No tanning (sunbathing, sun beds or fake tan).
  • Apply make up after facial waxing
  • No sport, gym work or exercise.
  • Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.
  • Wear clean loose fitting clothing.
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.
  • Do not apply deodorant, body spray, powder, lotions to the area other than those recommended by your therapist.
  • To soothe and protect the skin apply antiseptic cream to the waxed area regularly for 3 days following your treatment. Always wash your hands before applying any product.
  • No sexual activity after intimate waxing….Sorry!

INGROWN HAIRS

To prevent ingrown hairs, starting a few days after your appointment, gently scrub the skin with ‘A Bit of Rough’ or an exfoliating mitt 3 times per week. Also moisturise the skin daily to keep the skin supple and help the hairs to grow through normally.

You may notice a small amount of re-growth after a week or so. It can take up to 4 treatments for hair to get into a growth cycle that gives the best results.

Hair needs to be at least 1 cm long before it can be successfully removed by waxing, please do not shave or use depilatory products between your appointments.

To maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend regular waxing appointments every 4-6 weeks.

In order to ensure your skin is looked after in between waxing appointments I have a carefully selected range of products available to purchase, that have been specifically chosen for waxed skin. Naturally this is optional.