What Hair Removal Experts Want You To Know

Vancouver Waxing Services

Vancouver Hair Removal Tips

Whether you’re considering making the switch from your current routine to waxing for spring vacation, or waxing is already a regular part of your personal care routine, there are a few key facts that your Vancouver hair removal team wants you to know.

Before The Waxing Session

1. Book a Consultation

If you’re a waxing newbie, it can be a helpful to schedule a consultation with one or more spas or estheticians in Vancouver. You can discuss the type of results you are looking for and learn about your options. For example, bikini wax, Brazilian wax, and a French bikini wax procedures all differ slightly. Consultations also provide the opportunity to meet the staff and gauge customer service.

2. Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliation is always key to healthy skin, but it’s especially important before your Vancouver hair removal appointment.

3. Don’t Shave For Two Weeks Before Your Appointment

Hair needs to be ¼ inch to ½ inch long for the waxing procedure to be effective. If it is too short, the wax won’t adhere properly, and you may be left with “stray hairs” or faster regrowth.

4. Avoid Exercise Before Your Appointment

A warmed body temperature can keep the wax from cooling properly, so make sure you leave enough space between your last workout and your waxing session.

At Your Vancouver Hair Removal Session

1. Avoid Tight Clothes

Loose, comfortable clothing can help soothe irritation. A relaxed-fit top is perfect if you are getting a back or underarm wax. If you’re getting your legs or bikini area waxed, options such as relaxed-fit pants will keep your skin from getting irritated after your appointment. If you feel like sweatpants or relaxed-fit pants are too casual, consider a flowing skirt.

2. Arrive Refreshed

If you have an appointment with your dentist you probably brush your teeth beforehand, and if you have an appointment with your doctor you likely take a shower to make sure everything is neat and clean for your appointment. Estheticians appreciate if you apply the same etiquette to your waxing sessions. Many also offer refreshing wipes for clients to use right before the appointment.

3. Communication is Key

Some individuals are nervous about getting a bikini wax, or worried that waxing their legs for the first time will be painful. But don’t panic: clinics and spas are staffed by professionals whose main concern is making sure that you are comfortable and that you get the results you are looking for. If you have questions or concerns during your Vancouver hair removal session, don’t hesitate to voice them.

After Your Waxing Session

1. Take A Break From Workouts

Immediately after your waxing session, areas such as the back, legs, or bikini area can easily become irritated. For best results and to allow your newly-smooth skin to recover faster, it can be useful to skip your workout for at least a half-day.

2. Avoid The Sun

Recently waxed skin can be sensitive. Make sure to allow any irritation to subside, and apply sunscreen before flaunting the results of your awesome wax in shorts or a bathing suit. Keeping waxed areas on the face (such as the upper lip) out of the sun is also important--you might want to consider rocking a hat until the sensitivity fades.

3. Follow Your Waxer’s Post-Wax Care Instructions

Your esthetician might recommend certain products or strategies to soothe or care for your skin between waxes. It’s important to follow these for best results.

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Mabel Wong

Mabel Wong is the founder of Dermaly Skin Clinic.

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