+ How to prepare for waxing?
Wear loose clothing, because tight clothing can irritate your skin after waxing. If you have dry skin moisturise it for a few days ahead of your appointment to avoid excess irritation.
+ How painful is waxing?
– It depends on the area and your personal sensitivity too. For some, it is a deal, for others, just a regular routine.
Hot wax is very gentle on sensitive areas, simply because I apply oil onto the skin first, which creates a barrier and the wax cannot stick on the skin just in the hair. This practice and my experienced hands make your treatment quick and comfortable.
+ Will my skin be irritated after waxing?
– Everybody reacts differently to waxing. Some are more sensitive than others. I always use special calming products after waxing to soothe the skin. These products are available for home use as well. It is important not to touch or scratch your skin after the treatment. Use loose clothing and avoid hot baths or scrubbing. Listen to your common sense and don’t do anything that could possibly irritate your skin for the next 24 hours, or so, until the skin has calmed down.
+ How often do I need to wax?
– Normally we should wax every 4-5 weeks, but it varies from person to
person. Someone with coarse hair may need it more often.
Furthermore, all of our hair does not grow at the same time. They can be in different stages of their growth cycles. Some will be noticeable on the skin surface, others are just under the skin at the time of waxing. Because of this, initially, some hair can grow out soon after waxing. The good news is though that with regular waxing the growth cycles will be synchronized so the hairless period is growing.
+ Can waxing strengthen my hair?
– Not at all. Slowly-slowly, your hair will be weaker and fewer in number.
+ Do you use different wax on different areas?
– Yes I do. On larger and less sensitive areas such as legs, arms, back or chest I use strip wax whilst on intimate areas such as underarm and face, where we are more sensitive, I use hot wax.
When I use hot wax, first I apply oil onto the skin, so the wax cannot stick to it, only in the hair which mitigates irritation.
+ Can I use wax if my skin is very dry?
– If someone has very dry, itchy and flaky skin, waxing can cause more irritation, so you need to use thick body cream for a couple of days before your appointment to prep your skin.
+ What can I do if I have ingrown hairs?
– One thing is sure, do not pick it with your nail! Our special product – called INGROWN X-IT solution, will exfoliate, decongest, and help minimise the appearance and discomfort of ingrown hair utilising the power of salicylic acid, lactic acid, allantoin and arnica. It will soothe the angry looking red spots and promote skin healing.
+ Can I apply tanning product or have a spray tan on the same day?
– My short answer is no. If you come for waxing after the application of a tanning agent, I will simply remove the tanning product from your skin with the wax. In case of tanning after waxing, it will irritate your skin even more and you will end up with very irritated, inflamed skin. Wax first, then wait for 24 hours, or when your skin has calmed down, then you can have the tan.
+ Can I have intimate wax when I am on my period?
– Having any wax, when you have a period is fine, but we are a little bit more sensitive during those times. Make sure you use a tampon.
+ What age shall I start waxing?
-There is no age limit. My youngest client was 12. Some have more noticeable hair even at this early age. We need the parent’s agreement and presence in case of children to be waxed.
+ What area is the best to start with for a teenager?
– My experience says that the most bothering area is the underarm. I would start with that, and later on, when they get used to the waxing, can do bikini or leg.
+ Can I be with my child during waxing?
– Not just can, but you have to. Treating an underage client, I need the parent’s consent. After 16 when they have enough confidence and trust, they can come alone.
+ Is there any contraindication?
– In case of diabetes and having chemotherapy we need your GP’s permission.
– Absolute contraindications, when waxing cannot be performed safely are: skin disorders/diseases, STI’s, allergies to any ingredient used during treatment, high vitamin A medication (Roaccutane) or use of steroids.
– Relative contraindication, when the treatment should be modified: oedema, excess surface veins, moles, warts, cuts, abrasions, recent scar tissue, skin tags, sunburn, poor circulation, recent surgery, urinary infections, piercing, tattoos, epilepsy, painful areas, viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis A, B, HIV, or external haemorrhoids.
+ Can I go swimming or having a sauna after waxing?
– No swimming is recommended because the chloride in the water can irritate the skin. Similarly, heat treatment like sauna could irritate the skin when it needs calming.
If you have any further questions that are not listed above, please contact me.