What is waxing & how does it work?
Waxing is a popular depilatory method where hair is removed from the roots for longer lasting results. Wax is applied to the skin and clings to the hairs. When wax is removed, the hairs are stuck to the wax, leaving your skin smooth. Hair regrowth becomes softer and results last longer than other forms of hair removal.
How long does waxing keep my skin hair free?
Waxing can keep your skin hair free for up to 3-5 weeks; however results can vary with each person due to different hair types and how frequently you wax.
What is the difference between Hard Wax and Soft Wax?
Hard Wax: is a peel off wax applied thickly on the skin and removed with your fingertips. It is used for waxing sensitive & delicate areas.
Soft Wax: is applied thinly and removed with a waxing strip; this is great for larger areas of skin such as the legs, arms, back, chest and some facial waxing.
Should I shower before I wax?
No, always avoid waxing immediately after a shower or hot bath. The warm water will open your pores but it will also soften your skin making it more likely to bruise or become irritated when waxed. Wait an hour or two before commencing your waxing treatment.
How do I know my wax is the right working temperature?
Wax is at an ideal consistency and temperature when it resembles honey and glides easily over your skin. After heating your wax, test it on the inside of your wrist before use. The wax should not be uncomfortably hot on your skin. If it feels too hot, leave it cool for a couple of minutes and test again on your wrist. If wax is not spreading easily and has a stringy texture, it is too cool and will need a bit more heating time.
Does waxing hurt?
The amount of discomfort experienced when waxing depends on the individual. Waxing offers an affordable way to keep skin smooth for longer periods than shaving so you don’t have to wax as often. A tingling sensation can be felt immediately after waxing, this is the tiny nerve endings in your hair follicles reacting to the removal of the hair, and this will pass in seconds. After regular waxing the discomfort lessens because the hair follicle becomes weaker. However if you are new to waxing you may experience more discomfort but as they say, no pain, no gain! Follow these helpful tips to lessen the discomfort:
Take an over the counter pain-relief tablet an hour before waxing
Exfoliating the day before you plan to wax as this will ease the pain by eliminating dead skin cells
Avoid caffeine, salt and alcohol as they make your skin extra sensitive
Press on your skin firmly after removing the wax
Mind over matter! Don’t psych yourself out about the pain. Take deep breaths and realise that it’s nothing to worry about. The discomfort experienced is very short and will be quickly forgotten as you enjoy your long lasting smooth skin
Waxing with a friend will help distract you from the discomfort & they can assist you with your waxing technique.
I have experienced bruising/ swelling/ irritation when using the wax, what went wrong?
I use only the highest quality waxing from the most trusted wax brands which minimises the chance of bruising, swelling, redness and irritation to your skin, however there is always a possibility to experience some irritation after waxing. This varies from person to person and depends on your skin type and what you do once you leave the session.
How do I care for my skin after waxing?
Keep your skin moisturized between waxing to avoid in grown hairs. Avoid using antiperspirants if underarms have been waxed for 24hrs and avoid sunbathing directly after waxing treatments.
If you have any questions before or after your wax session feel free to contact me directly at any time. I am more then happy to make recommendations and help you in anyway I can. 619-252-1208~