- First and foremost, your hair should be at least 1/4 inch in length and that should take about a week after shaving to get to that point.
- Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or Accutane are advised not to have waxing performed as these medications tend to weaken the skin and tearing may occur when wax is removed.
- Do not wax open sores, new scars, varicose veins, raised moles or mucus membranes. Waxing should not be performed on areas of skin affected by warts, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated, chapped or suffering from sunburn. Never apply wax to peeling, broken skin or varicose veins.
- If you wax before your period realize it can be done however not only you are more tender, hormones make hair more coarse, making it possible to break rather than pull out. Waxing is better if not within 2 days before or after your period.
- If possible do not apply any products to skin for several hours before your wax.
- Do not go into a hot tub or swimming in the ocean right after waxing, especially bikini. Heat, chlorine and salt may irritate, sting and feel uncomfortable.
- If you bleed, bruise or have skin that tears easily, waxing may not be the ideal form of hair removal for you. Some physicians do not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infections. Check with your Doctor.
- Take ibuprofen or tylenol 30 minutes prior to your appointment to minimize discomfort.