If you’re planning on getting a wax, there are ways to make it easier on yourself.
Pick a Five Star Pro
Don’t just look for waxing services in Jacksonville without checking the businesses out. Go online and look for feedback and reviews. Needless to say, a lot of negative reviews are a good warning sign to stay away. Also make sure that the business has the right Florida licenses for the services they offer.
Look for Broken or Irritated Skin
Broken or irritated skin should not be waxed, and should be allowed to heal before waxing is considered. This is also a good time to check yourself for changes in moles, birthmarks, or other skin conditions.
Gently Exfoliate and Moisturize
Exfoliation and moisturizing for a week to ten days before your appointment will help with preventing bumps and making sure that hairs coming in are fully erupted. Don’t use harsh scrubs or greasy moisturizers. Using a washcloth and a light aloe vera based moisturizer is fine.
The Long and the Short
Hair needs to be an eighth of an inch for the wax to get a good grip, but should not be longer than one-quarter of an inch. Investing in a basic wet/dry trimmer will allow you to groom your hair to the best waxing length.
Medications and Conditions
Accutane users should stop their medication before their waxing, or consider some other form of hair removal as Accutane can cause scarring when used with waxing procedures. Retin A users should not use it on any area they want to have waxed. Likewise, skin conditions such as rashes, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and folliculitis should not ever be waxed. People with herpes should not have a wax when they are having an outbreak.
Wear the Right Clothes
After a waxing, you’ll want to wear something light, loose and nonbinding. No ocean or pool swimming, and no tanning for at least twenty four hours. Your cosmetologist can set you up with a cooling, soothing moisturizer. You can also use straight aloe vera, or apply ice packs to the sensitive area.
Word of Warning
If you experience blistering, boils, excessive redness and heat in the area, or pain, seek medical attention right away! Waxing can remove tiny pieces of skin, allowing bacterial infections like staphylococcus aureus to take hold. If you have any symptoms that seem outside the normal range after a wax, don’t waste time – see a medical professional!