Ahhh the time has arrived people. Beaches, bikinis, and sun dresses are here and this also means showing more skin. I don't know about you, but not having to shave every day makes summer just that much better. Here are some tips that will help you maintain smoothly waxed, glowing skin all summer long.
Work your way up to a Brazilian: We recommend starting off with a French Bikini if you have never had a Brazilian (unless you are very brave). A full Brazilian can be a little intimidating for a first time waxer. A French bikini will give you a preview of the pain level and the process and create a comfort level with your esthetician.
Make sure your hair is the right length: This goes for bikini, legs, arms and back. If the hair is too short you will have hair left behind that was unable to adhere to the wax as well as breakage. You will find your hair will grow back quicker if this is the case. On the flip side, if your hair is too long, this can make for a painful, messy experience.
Exfoliate: Exfoliating pre-wax will help remove dead skin cells from the area being waxed. His will help ensure all the hair is removed most efficiently and will also help prevent ingrown hairs. Continue to exfoliate a few times per week after being waxed to prevent ingrown hairs as your hair begins to grow back. We recommend The Glo Skin Beauty Clear Complexion Pads for a quick an easy exfoliation.
Keep the area clean: Cleanliness is one of our core values at Citron. An infection can easily occur if the area is exposed to bacteria or toxins of any kind. We always use new applicators each time wax is applied, sealed containers with clean waxing supplies and a fresh disposable waxing sheet per guest.
Soothe sensitive skin: After your waxing your esthetician will apply a soothing composition oil and aloe-vera to cool inflammation. If your skin is extra sensitive and stays red or bumpy after you get home, we recommend applying a cool towel to the waxed area as well as a soothing topical product such as the Glo Skin Beauty Remedy Gel.
Wear comfy, loose fitting clothing: This will help prevent discomfort and irritation after your wax.
Avoid vigorous exercise right after waxing: Exercise increases blood flow and this can further inflame sensitive, freshly waxed skin.
Pre-book your next appointment: We recommend booking your next appointment no longer than 4-6 weeks after each wax (2 weeks for brows). This will ensure that you stay on a consistent schedule, allowing all of your hairs to stay on the same growth cycle. This will also help to keep your hair at the length it needs to be for your next wax. Summer is a busy time for waxing at the spa and we want to make sure you make it back in when needed.