Waxing: Before and after.
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Before Waxing

— Non-aspirin product (Ibuprofen, Advil, e.g) can be used one hour before treatment - Non-aspirin product (Ibuprofen, Advil, e.g) can be used one hour before treatment.
— Exfoliate the morning of your wax with a gentle scrub.
— Avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol a few hours before the treatment, as they make the skin more sensitive
— The best time to wax is the fist two weeks after your period.

For facial waxing - if you are using Retina - A, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Renova, Differin, Avage, Avita, Strivectin, Tazorac, Pro Active, Benzoyl Peroxide, or any other prescription exfoliants for skincare, discontinue use for one week prior to your waxing treatment.

For both body and facial waxing - any oral or topical antibiotics should be discontinued for one week prior to any waxing treatment. These medications compromise the integrity of the skin making it much more sensitive and will pull, rip, or burn the skin if used in conjunction with waxing. Very important!

After treatment:

— Avoid swimming and sunning for at least two or three days.
— Wear loose and cotton cloth.
— Avoid hot tubs, hot baths, and other chlorinated water for at least 48 hours.
— Sweating can trigger skin problems. After waxing your skin becomes more vulnerable to skin irritation and inflammation.So, you should not attain exercise sessions right after.
— Avoid deodorant for underarm waxing.
— Avoid highly fragranced product to the waxing area.
— Avoid applying self-tanning product and tan accelerators for 12-24 hours.
— For any bikini waxing, no heavy petting until the redness subside. Friction causes irritation and inflammation
— Exfoliate the waxed area several times a week to prevent ingrown hair

Hair grows in 3 stages and it can take up to 4 waxing treatments before all of the hair is on the same growth cycle. Your fist wax may last only one week, it may last up to 3- it just depends on your own genetics. The more you wax the longer it will last. For your fist wax after shaving, let the hair grow out for about 3-4 weeks.

We recommend waxing every 4 to 6 weeks.

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