General Information About Waxing
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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. It 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 temperatures, 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.
Preventing PAIN during waxing
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!). After a regular waxing schedule, you will be much more comfortable during appointments.
Check out the blog post on the best numbing creams for more options!
Things you can do to help relieve the pain.
Avoid caffeine on the day of your appointment.
Use a quality numbing cream
Make sure the area is well moisturized
Avoid alcohol from the evening before the appointment.
Get a good night’s rest.
Take two ibuprofen 2 hours before the appointment.
Avoid scheduling your appointment four days before your period or four 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 while using these medications or treating these conditions, and not until three months after completing the treatment. Please contact your esthetician for a consultation before booking an appointment.
- Contagious skin diseases.
- Retin A., AHAs or skin peeling treatments
- 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.
- Tanning 24 hours prior to appointment
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
Most people get them. This is such a huge topic in itself so we wrote a whole blog post on them! Find it here.
If it is something that you chronically suffer from, our friends at https://ingrownhair.ca would be happy to answer all of your questions!
How to get the best wax results
Go for regular waxing
Come with at least 3 weeks of hair growth