New to Waxing? – Does waxing Hurt?

The one thing I get asked about over and over again is

Does waxing hurt?

Now I am not being funny but you are about to have the hairs ripped out of the folicle to be blunt!  But there are things that you need to know that “could” help you!

Prior to your waxing treatment do lots of exfoliation, especially on the legs, under arms or arms, avoid any facial exfoliation.

Keep your skin well moisturised before and after the treatment, more so before because if your skin is dry or dehydrated then this will not help, the skin needs to be in good condition, any cuts patchy dryness, scabs on your skin can cause your skin to pull during the waxing process and may cause bleeding.

I have heard some cases where clients have been advised to take a pain killer prior to a treatment, and I have to say this is not my advice, the pain if any is a short sharp pull that goes after a few seconds.  If you are very sensitive during the run up to your period then I would also recommend you avoid this time and avoid caffine on the day as this can also make you  hypersensitive.

In my opinion and I am a regular waxer the secret is to keep on top of it! get your waxing done every 4 weeks! don’t leave it for months, keep it regular and I promise after a few months you wont bat an eyelid! In my experience its the ones who keep it up see a significant reduction in hair re-growth.

There are different waxing systems that are used for waxing different areas, warm or strip waxing is ideal for legs, arms, underarms and backs, and Hot wax is more suitable for Underarm, bikini and facial waxing.

Things to avoid after your waxing treatments would be Hot baths or showers, any immediate exposure to sun beds or sunbathing, excessive exercise or sweating, no deodorant or fake tans and no shaving in between waxes.

Things that might prevent you from having a waxing treatment would be if you are on any Acne medication or Roaccutane anti ageing or skin thinning products (Facial waxing) recent exposure to UV rays, or if you are sunburnt, if you are diabetic then you are best to have a patch test done prior to your treatment or lastly if you are allergic to oils.

In my Salon, Flutterby Salon Southport we use 2 wax systems Hava for Strip wax and Waxperts for the hot wax system

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