Tips Before & After You Wax

FAQ NWBoutique Tips
  • If you have been shaving, you will need at least 3 weeks growth to get a good wax. The longer the hair the better the results.
  • Exfoliate 3 days prior to your appointment (not the day of). This will prepare the hair to come out with ease.
  • An Advil or Tylenol a half hour before treatment will help manage your pain.
  • Avoid caffeine the day of your appointment.
  • Wear comfy lose clothing. Nothing tight.
  • If you are using Retin-A, Differin or Accutane.  The medication tend to weaken the skin and tearing of the skin may occur when the wax is removed.  Waxing should also not be done in areas that is affected by warts, moles, rashes, skin that is irritated or suffering from sunburn. Under dermatological care or medical care for skin condition.
  • You should wait 2 – 6 weeks depending on how long you have been on the medication before you wax. We want to make sure it is out of your system so that you have a good waxing experience.  It is the responsibility of the client to discuss any concerns, conditons or medications that may result in contra-indications for waxing when you have your initial consultation.
  • No hot baths
  • No tanning including sun beds, fake tan or sunbathing
  • No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms
  • No sports, exercise or gym workouts
  • No swimming in chlorinated pools
  • No deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products on area waxed
  • No intercourse
  • Depending on skin sensitivity it is normal to see some redness and bumps after waxing.
  • To avoid ingrown hairs don’t wear tight clothes for next couple of days.
    Resist touching freshly waxed skin, especially on the face, as this may encourage irritation and some breakouts.
  • To avoid ingrown hair exfoliate waxed area 48 hours after treatment 2 to 3 times a week.

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