Do a test first
Before you book any waxing appointment, it is crucial to do some prep work first. Since wax can contain some artificial ingredients and fragrances, you’ll definitely want to check with your doctor or dermatologist to see if they think your skin can handle it. If you’re not sure about how your skin will react to the wax, always do an allergy patch test beforehand. The safest solution of course is to use waxes which are formulated using natural ingredients
Note: You should always wait at least 24 hours [after the test] to make sure there is no irritation.
Tell your wax aesthetician everything
Once waxing is determined to be a safe method of hair removal, it’s important to inform your wax-performing aesthetician about your allergies and skin sensitivities prior to your service. This can help your aesthetician choose the appropriate kind of wax for your skin type, and make the process a lot easier on your skin
Preparation is key
Preparing your skin is just as important as mapping out your allergies. You should always start with exfoliated skin to ensure your wax goes without any setbacks.
Choose your wax wisely
Waxing may seem like a one-formula-fits-all kind of a situation, but there are actually a few different types of waxes that tackles different kinds of jobs. If your skin is sensitive, go for a natural soft wax that uses natural ingredients instead of chemical or petroleum-based ingredients.
A salon is the safest bet
While there are tons of at-home waxing kits found at your local drugstore, waxing tends to be a service best left to the experts. Aestheticians go through an extensive amount of training to become certified in waxing, so if you want a quick and easy wax, it’s always best to seek the help a professional. In addition, waxing in a salon allows experts to work on hard-to-reach areas you may not want to wax at home. These areas tend to be overly sensitive, and can bruise if not waxed correctly.
Follow Post care
Caring for your skin post-waxing is as important as all that prep. Typically you should wait at least four to six weeks until scheduling your next waxing session, making it extra important for you to care for your skin until your next visit. Keeping your skin moisturized between waxes is key. Moisturizing after waxing will help to keep your skin hydrated, which will eliminate the potential for tearing and discomfort during your next wax appointment.