How to Prepare Your Skin for Waxing


How to Prepare Your Skin for Waxing

Once you choose to wax, you never go back. It’s true! Waxing keeps your skin hairless and smooth for much longer than shaving and it promises reduced hair growth over time. Get a wax this month in preparation for summer and to pair your new summer wardrobe with silky skin!

Here are the three recommendations estheticians advise you to consider before coming in for your appointment:

  1. Check Your Skin. If you have a wound, irritation or acne, wait until your skin heals before coming in for a wax appointment. When in doubt, call the spa and we will be happy to discuss your concerns.
  2. Exfoliate and Moisturize Your Skin. Exfoliation is important to slough away dead skin cells and prepare for waxing. It also will help prevent ingrown hair and irritation post-wax. However, be gentle on your skin. Lightly scrub with a washcloth while in the shower. In addition, moisturize in the days leading up to your appointment. This will soften your hair follicles and help the wax release more easily.
  3. Two to Three Weeks of Hair Growth is Ideal. When prepping for a wax at the spa, we recommend two or three weeks of hair growth. If the hair is too short, the wax won’t stick. If it’s too long, the wax will have trouble adhering.

Waxing provides beautiful results, not only for your summer skin but for your eyebrows, your face and all over your body. If you have questions about waxing or have a concern about your skin, feel free to reach out to the spa.