For many brides, waxing has not been a normal part of their routine, but they want to look and feel their radiant best for their special day. Preparing for your waxing appointment ensures that you’ll have smooth, glowing skin following the appointment and for several weeks to come. It also ensures that your waxing is as comfortable and effective as possible.
Several Weeks Before
Stop shaving between one and two weeks before your appointment. You want your hair to be long enough for the wax to grab, but not too long or the waxing will be less effective. 1/8 to ¼ inch is the ideal length. Monitor your hair growth and stop shaving for one to two weeks prior to your appointment. If you’re going for a bikini wax, trim the hair to be waxed down to the ¼ to 1/8 length prior to your appointment for the best results. Examine your skin carefully. Any irritation or broken skin will have to heal before it can be waxed.
Several Days Before
Leading up to your waxing appointment, you’ll want to continue your moisturizing routine. Plump, healthy skin will respond best to the waxing, and will more easily release the wax from the skin, leaving you less sensitive and resulting in an overall more comfortable experience. Continue your exfoliating routine, as well, but avoid using harsh creams or techniques in the days leading up to your waxing. You don’t want your skin to be overly sensitive. Washing with a washcloth is a good option. Just be sure not to scrub too hard. If you’re going for a bikini wax, keep the area scrupulously clean leading up to your appointment. You’ll want the skin to be as healthy as possible.
The Day of Your Waxing
When the big day comes, first of all, relax! You’re doing something good for yourself. Avoid heavy exfoliation. Wash with a mild soap, and skip the moisturizer. If you’re having your eyebrows or facial hair waxed, skip the makeup as well. Plan to relax and pamper your skin for the rest of the day. Be sure to pick up a soothing salve like a cortisone cream to apply following your appointment, and avoid heavy exercise and sun for a day or so following your waxing. Most of all, enjoy your new, smooth, beautiful skin!
Contact Lashes & Lace today to schedule your appointment.