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Five Ways To Prepare For Your Next Waxing Appointment
Waxing has been an effective means of hair removal since the times of the ancient Egyptians. Waxing was seen as a sign of wealth, class, and prosperity. They would take the wax from bees and add sugar to make their waxing solution. Honey has so many amazing benefits for your skin, including being a natural exfoliant, a moisturizer, and great for easy hair removal. But even with all these great benefits, there is still some necessary preparation needed to make sure you get your money’s worth for your next waxing. Let’s look at a few of these, shall we?
- Let The Hair Grow: Your hair has to be long enough for the wax to grip it well without pulling too much on the skin. It will be very tempting to shave the moment the hair starts to poke back, but the hair has to be about a quarter of an inch long in order for the wax to work properly. This growth takes about two to three weeks to reach the right length, and while I know it can be tempting, trust me, it’s better if you have that length. It will make your waxing go smoother and easier and truly worth your time and money.
- Check Your Skin: Broken or inflamed skin has to be healed before waxing. I always remind our Waxer Bees to be very careful about ensuring our clients don’t have any sunburns, pimples, rashes, etc before waxing, but that doesn’t mean we always see something, especially if it’s small. If you’re going to get waxed, be sure you don’t have anything that could cause you more harm or even scarring. It’s best to wait till you’re healed than cause skin damage and unneeded pain.
- Light Exfoliation: Once you have set your appointment, begin a routine of light exfoliation. By gently exfoliating, you are getting rid of the dead skin cells which will allow the wax to grab just the hair. However, if you exfoliate too harshly this can create irritated skin and leave your skin more sensitive to pain, so it’s a delicate balance. A washcloth is perfect for gentle exfoliation because it can remove unwanted skin softly without too much of a harsh rub.
- Moisturize: Healthy, moisturized skin allows the wax to release easily from your skin. With that being said, I recommend skipping your moisturizing routine the day of your appointment because too much moisturizing can interfere with the wax’s grip. The moisturizing is for getting you to the salon, but skip that morning until after you’ve had your wax.
- The Bikini Line: Make sure that your bikini area has been cleaned recently on the day of your waxing. Waxing will leave your skin vulnerable, so by cleaning yourself beforehand, you will decrease your chances of an infection. You don’t want to spend the time and money to look smooth, only to get an infection from your bikini wax.
If you’re at all concerned about your bikini wax or have been to a salon that didn’t listen to your concerns or needs, I highly recommend Queen Bee Salon and Spa if you’re in the Los Angeles or Seattle areas. Our Waxer Bees are trained to listen to our clients and will provide tips and advice on what to do to have less pain for your waxing and what to do to follow-up. Our clients are important to us, and we work to ensure every person that steps through our doors is treated like the Queen Bee she is. You can schedule an appointment here if our salon sounds like the salon for you. We look forward to meeting you!