How to be a bikini wax pro!
Get the most out of your next wax at Vis-a-Vis
By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician
Warm weather has arrived, and we all want that smooth, sexy skin right? Waxing is an excellent choice for hair removal. It’s efficient, affordable, and you can skip the razor for weeks! We take great pride in our waxing program here at Vis-a-Vis, and we want you to get the most out of your next wax with us. Below you’ll find the most effective ways to get the most out of our wax!
Consult your Esty!
The most important thing you will do before getting a wax is to fill out a Health Questionnaire and consult with an Esthetician. Always let us know if there are changes to your health, new medications or skin issues before any waxing service.
Prepare, prepare, prepare!
Have you heard the phrase preparation is everything? Simply put, if you don’t take care of the skin properly before a wax, your outcome won’t be as good as it could be. Discontinue shaving 10-14 days prior to your wax service, or better yet- stop shaving and wax every 4 weeks. Gently exfoliate 2-3 days prior to your wax to remove dead skin cells. Hydrate well internally and externally. Drink plenty of water and use a fragrance-free moisturizer or body oil daily. Please don’t come in for a wax with a sunburn, this is a mild burn and we won’t be able to wax you. Also, alcohol and caffeine should be avoided before a service, both can stimulate and pre-sensitize the skin. Sensitive to waxing? We have a cream you can put on at home prior to your wax to numb the skin!
24-48 hours after wax:
- No hot baths. Showers are ok.
- No tanning beds, saunas or steam rooms
- Avoid friction causing activities
- Use only gentle moisturizers
- Wear loose fitting clothing
- Avoid swimming
- No Sun 48 hours
After 48 Hours:
Exfoliate! We recommend a gentle scrub 2-3 times per week based on your skins needs. This allows the hair to grow in correctly and keeps the bumps away. Hydrate! Plant-based body oils work great as well as lotions without synthetic fragrance. If you don’t know which exfoliant or aftercare product is right for you please discuss this with your Esthetician.