November 5, 2018
Precautions before waxing:
1. Read all precautions and instructions carefully before application.
2. Do not use …
- On irritated, inflamed, sunburned, peeling, chapped, cut, sore, or broken skin
- On old, weak scars
- On skin with eczema, varicose veins, moles, warts, pimples, or rashes.
- On the elderly or anyone with loose skin
- On skin recently treated with Retin-A, Glycolic Acid, or Alpha Hydroxy products
- On nipples, perianal, genital areas, nostrils, ears, eyelashes or eyelids
- If pregnant, have varicose veins, diabetes, phlebitis, or hemophelia
- On children under the age of 18, without parental supervision.
- In a warm room where you may perspire as the acid may have reaction on the wax during application.
- Hair to be removed should be at least 1/8 of an inch or 3mm long for the wax to grip successfully.
- If hair is too long, cut off with scissors to avoid tangling. This is especially true in bikini line, chest, and back.
- Clean area with soap and water, then rinse and pat dry.
- Area should be free of lotion, cream, oil, perfume, or perspiration.
- Dab talcum powder lightly if skin is oily to allow wax hold better, then brush off powder completely.
What To Do After Your Waxing Service:
- Some areas may be prone to redness or even soreness for at least two (2) hours after waxing. This indicates that the hair was removed from the roots; rather than superficially broken off, as in shaving. If redness does not disappear within 6 to 8 hours, consult your physician.
- Do not rub or scratch area after waxing since intense rubbing or scratching may irritate the skin.
- Do not use alcohol or astringents on skin immediately before or after waxing.
- Avoid applying high SPF Sunblocks to the waxed area for at least 12 hours. Sunscreen chemicals can be irritating to the newly waxed skin.
- Avoid application of HEAT to the waxed area for at least 12 hours. This includes hot baths, sauna, and steam baths.
- Avoid sunbathing for at least 12 hours after waxing.
- Avoid applying highly FRAGRANCED products to the waxed area. This includes perfume, strongly scented body lotions, anti-perspirants, cosmetics or feminine hygiene sprays.
- Avoid using harsh abrasives or exfoliators in the waxed area. This includes any AHA or glycolic acid products. If you are prone to in-grown hairs, loofah mittens or exfoliant scrubs can be used only once the hair has begun to grow back.
- Do not wax more than once every ten (10) days.
- Make sure you clean all tools after hair removal. To clean spatula, rinse under warm water.
Some Useful Tips:
- Work on one section at a time. Remove hair on one section before moving on to the next.
- Hair may grow in many directions on back of thigh or in underarms. Follow the direction of the hair’s growth pattern. Remove irregular patches first.
- Do not rub or scratch area after waxing; do not use alcohol, astringents, SPF sunblocks, fragranced products such as perfume, lotions, anti-antiperspirants, etc.