- Please shower before service
- Do not shave; hair should be at least 1/4 inch long
- For decreased sensitivity, you may wish to consume a potassium rich
drink or fruit
(banana, orange juice) or take a pain reliever (such as ibuprofen).
- Avoid stimulants, such as caffeine
- Receive the waxing service a few days in advance if you are preparing for a
vacation or another
special event, as skin may appear pink after waxing
Waxing After-Care Tips
- Avoid taking baths (showers are ok!)
- No tanning beds, saunas, or steam rooms
- Use a cold compress to soothe the area
- Sexual activity should be avoided (friction on the skin can cause it to become inflamed)
- Don’t use products with harsh chemicals, perfumes or dyes
- Apply only gentle moisturizers
- Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small pimples
- Avoid using bar soap; it leaves a film on the body that could cause ingrown hairs.
- Use tea tree, lavender oil or Finipil (all products available for purchase @ Panache Hair and Body Loft)
- Wear loose cotton undies
- Exfoliate using a mold resistant material like Ayate (made in Mexico from the fiber of the agave plant) so you don’t introduce bacteria
- Use an acne medication or AHA lotion
- Try to gently tweeze out ingrown hairs
What to do if “problems” occur:
Resist the temptation to pick! If ingrown hairs are not remedied
with gentle tweezing, the use of regular exfoliation and the correct products, then it is a
good idea to come back to see your waxing specialist who should be trained to extract the stubborn
hairs. Call your health care provider if symptoms last longer than 2 or 3 days or if the
infection spreads. If the area is infected, a doctor may prescribe a topical antibiotic
lotion or systemic antibiotic if it is severe.
In order to receive maintenance pricing please schedule your next waxing service prior to 4 weeks!