Best Ways to Prepare Skin for Waxing

The 6 Best Ways to Prepare Your Skin for Waxing

Preparation for skin waxing at Christiaan Salon and Day Spa, Providence, RI

Waxing is a great hair-removal choice.  It keeps your skin smooth for weeks, far longer than shaving.  However, unlike shaving, waxing takes a bit of preparation.  To avoid discomfort and to get the best results, you need to do a bit of advance work.  Now that you’ve booked your waxing appointment at Christiaan Salon, here’s how to get the most out of your treatment:

  1. Do a skin check.
    Always do a visual inspection of the area you plan to get waxed ahead of time.  Check for any broken skin or inflammation.  These would need to heal before you can have your treatment.  If you have moles or beauty marks in the area, point them out to the aesthetician.  They will be covered and protected during the waxing treatment.
  1. Let it grow.
    If the hair to be removed is too short, the wax can’t grip it properly.  However, if it’s too long, the removal could be more painful.  Two to three weeks of growth is optimal.  An eighth to a quarter of an inch gives just the right amount for waxing to work well on leg, underarm or bikini hair.
  1. Provide a smooth surface.
    Gently exfoliate your skin a day or two before your appointment.  This smooth surface helps the wax adhere to hair, not skin.  However, don’t exfoliate on the day of your treatment, and don’t use harsh scrubs.  You don’t want your skin to be more sensitive before your waxing!  Skip the loofah and just use your hands or a washcloth, and don’t scrub too hard.
  1. Moisturize, then stop.
    Use plenty of moisturizer on the days leading up to your appointment.  Well-hydrated skin allows the wax to release more easily.  But don’t moisturize on the day of your appointment.  The oils can coat the hair and keep the wax from getting a good grip, so this one time, skip the moisturizer.
  1. Special care for the bikini area
    When you are having a bikini wax, be extra careful about hygiene.  Be sure you keep the skin in that area clean, dry and ventilated.  Waxing can leave skin more vulnerable to infection, and infection is more likely in areas that are warm and damp.  Follow your esthetician’s instructions in caring for your bikini area after your wax.
  1. Stop taking Retin-A
    Although Retin-A is a fantastic treatment for fine lines, acne and uneven pigmentation, is can make your skin more sensitive.  To avoid any possibility of injury during waxing, retinol-based products should be discontinued for two weeks prior to treatment.  Accutane users should stop taking their medication for a month prior to waxing.  Before making any changes to your prescription medications, talk to your dermatologist.

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  1. Your post gives useful tips on precautionary measures one need to take before waxing. Especially related to Retin-A. Most of the people are unaware of this facts. Find your post very helpful.

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