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Before Wax/ Sugar Tips

  • Hair should be at least ¼ inch long.

  • Ideally do not shave from 10-14 days before your appointment. 

  • Do not use any lotions or creams on the areas to be waxed.

  • Reduce or avoid caffeine on the day of your appointment as it stimulates the nervous system, making you more sensitive.

  • A pain reliever/anti-inflammatory that works for your body can be taken 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

  • For your safety, you must inform us if you have been on any skin medications. These can cause a severe negative reaction, or lift your skin if you are taking acne medications including but not limited to Accutane, Antibiotics, Differin, Retin-A/Retinol or any other skin thinning medication.  Ideally if using Retin-A, or Differin, stop using 3 days prior to a wax.  If you have used Accutane in the past 6 months you may not be waxed or sugared. 

  • Feel free to keep your appointment if you happen to be on your period. Please wear a tucked in tampon.

  • Avoid sun bathing and tanning bed within 24 hours of waxing or sugaring, before or after.​

Post Wax/ Sugar Tips

  • A cold shower is the best post waxing or sugaring!

  • Avoid exercise, hot bath/shower, sauna, steam, hot tub, pools and beaches 24 hours after waxing. Sweating can irritate the skin after waxing.

  • Keep hands from touching freshly waxed skin, minimizing chances of skin irritation.

  • Daily exfoliation between treatments is recommended to prevent ingrown hairs. I recommend dry body brushing as the best method of exfoliation beginning 48 hours after your wax or sugar. Use the dry brush in gentle a strokes with the same direction that the hairs grow.  

  • Avoid tight clothing after waxing or sugaring. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.

  • Avoid the sun immediately after waxing or sugaring for at least 24 hours and please wear a mineral sun screen.

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