the dos and don’ts of waxing
At Spavia Foothills, we offer many waxing spa services, from brows to chest to legs. When you want to be bare and smooth, you don’t have to worry; we can help. In order to prepare for your waxing appointment, there are certain things you should do, and certain things you shouldn’t. Here is our list of the dos and don’ts of waxing:
DO: Allow the hair to grow at least a quarter inch long.
In order to properly remove the hair, it needs to be long enough to attach to the wax. Shorter hair breaks more easily, and may require us to tweeze excess hair.
DON’T: Spray tan less than 24 hours before your appointment.
Getting a spray tan before a wax is a recipe for patchy-looking skin. Save your spray tan for 24 hours after your waxing appointment.
DO: Take a shower before your appointment.
Waxing is most effective on clean skin. Taking a warm shower before your appointment will also open up your pores, which will make it easier to remove the hair.
DON’T: Get waxed if you have any cuts or sores.
If you have any cuts or sores on the area you wish to wax, wait until they heal before getting your wax treatment.
DO: Take a painkiller.
If you are prone to swelling or are anxious about the pain associated with waxing, taking an over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen 30 minutes before your appointment may help you.
DON’T: Drink caffeine before your appointment.
Stimulants such as caffeine tighten your pores, making it more difficult and painful to wax your skin, so save your latte for after your appointment.
Spavia Foothills offers all the waxing spa services that you need. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.