General Information About Brazilian Waxing
Types of wax I use:
HARD WAX-Berodin Blue Hard wax allows for fast, efficient waxing with gentle results. This stripless wax is formulated with revolutionary polymers for flexibility. The wax adheres firmly to fine and coarse hair without sticking to the skin and is heated at a low temperature to minimize irritation. Berodin is a luxury wax line.
SOFT WAX-BERODIN AQUAMARINE is a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free clear wax for all skin types. Heated at low temperature,
this microcrystalline wax is gentler than other clear waxes. Designed with speed waxing in mind, it is applied very thin and allows you to cover large areas. It is effective on fine and short hair with a single application leaving the skin smooth with no residue.
The pubic area is one of the most sensitive areas of the body. Over time, removing hair becomes weaker and grows more slowly, leading to less frequent waxing. Your first wax is likely to be the most uncomfortable (and even then, it’s not as bad as people make out!), but your waxes thereafter will be much easier as the hair follicles will be nearer the surface of the skin, as they haven’t had months (or even years) to extend down into the lower skin layers. In addition, hair follicles become distorted when waxed, thus growing at a more upright (and easier to wax) angle.
Things you can do to help relieve the pain.
Avoid alcohol from the evening before the appointment.
Get a good night’s rest.
Take two ibuprofen 2 hours prior to the appointment.
Avoid scheduling your appointment 4 days before your period or 4 days after your period.
Regular waxing sessions every 4 to 6 weeks will also help to prevent discomfort.
Contra-indications that PREVENT waxing: Waxing should not be done whilst using such medication or treating these conditions, and not until 3 months after completing the treatment
- Contagious skin diseases.
- Thin or fragile skin.
- Use of steroid medication.
- Sunburn or rash.
- Accutane (Acne medication) – You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.
The following factors are known to make those who are waxed more prone to “skin lifting,” where the top layer of skin is torn away during waxing treatment:
- Using Tretinoin, Tazarotene, Adapalene, Azelex, or any other peeling agent;
- Taking blood-thinning medications;
- Taking drugs for autoimmune diseases, including lupus;
- Taking prednisone or steroids;
- Psoriasis, eczema, or other chronic skin diseases;
- Recent sunburn;
- Recent cosmetic or reconstructive surgery;
- Recent laser skin treatment;
- Severe varicose leg veins;
- Rosacea or very sensitive skin;
- History of fever blisters or cold sores (waxing can cause a flare-up);
- Using hydroquinone;
- Recent surgical peel, microdermabrasion or chemical peel using glycolic, alpha hydroxy, salicylic acid, or other acid-based products
- Allergies to some oils and fragrance
- Dry skin
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