Getting waxed for the first time or by someone new can be intimidating, but rest assured that you are coming to the right place. As Langley and Surrey’s premier waxing salon, WAXOLOGY is committed to doing one thing and being the best at it: waxing! Each and every client is consulted with to gain a full understanding of your unique skin and home care regimen to ensure a safe and sanitary service is preformed. Please take a few moments to read through these helpful PRE and POST waxing tips to optimize your results.
Products that are a contraindication to waxing:
The use of Accutane must be stopped for at least 1 year prior to waxing.
Differin, Retin A, Retinol based products, Benzoyl Peroxide, AHA’s and BHA’s (Alpha/Beta Hydroxyl acids), Strivectin, Bleaching Creams, Obagi, ProActive: These are all products that must be stopped at least 7 days before waxing, as they speed up cell turnover or dry the skin which can lead to sensitivity, lifting, etc. of skin. When in doubt, stop using the product before waxing and never hesitate to ask!
You’re waxed.. Now what?!? Firstly, you will have redness in the areas where you’ve been waxed. This redness, and even little bumps and tenderness, is normal and may last anywhere from 20 minutes to a couple of days. Follow these steps to ensure you are not exposing your newly waxed bits to bacteria or added irritation. The first 24 hours are most important as your delicate pores can remain open for this time. To avoid breakouts and/or pimples, do NOT do the following for at least 24 hours:
If you are new to waxing, a few pimples or bumps are common, your follicle is not used to having the hair removed and will be especially sensitive to sweat and bacteria. Your second and third waxing will become less irritating. If white pimples do occur, lighty exfoliate the area daily until there is a visible reduction. Apply Witch Hazel, Salicylic based anti-acne serum, or a triple antibiotic ointment such as Aquaphor 1 to 2 times per day until clear.