No matter whether you’ve decided to do a full body waxing or just a few areas, booking a waxing session is a big decision. Now that you’ve got an appointment, you need to know what to do in the days leading up to it so you can have the best possible experience. Some people make mistakes, which could prevent them from getting the wax completed, or possibly lead to other issues. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure you’re prepared for your body waxing session.
1. Get Your Hair The Proper Length
Make sure your appointment is made well in advance so you can grow your hair to the proper length. Plan your waxing appointment for 2-3 weeks after you shave to allow the hair to grow back. Anything shorter than that could make it hard for the wax to stick. Anything longer could result in a more painful experience during the waxing session.
2. Don’t Moisturize the Day Of Your Session
Whether you’re going in for a back waxing or anywhere else on your body, don’t moisturize before your appointment. It’s no problem to moisturize in the days leading up to it, but the moisturizer could prevent the wax from sticking if done on the same day. It is recommended to moisturize up until your appointment day, since the wax will release more easily and be less painful.
3. Exfoliate Gently
You may be tempted to exfoliate your skin before your full body waxing. Exfoliating too harshly right before your appointment could lead to sensitive skin and more pain during your waxing session. Using a rougher textured washcloth the day before your appointment should be the perfect amount of exfoliation you need.
4. Make Sure Your Skin is Healthy
If you have any sores, scars or broken skin, you need to make sure those heal prior to your full body waxing appointment. Waxing will leave your skin sensitive and prone to infections, especially if you already have vulnerabilities. If you have any natural marks, like moles or permanent scabs, be sure to point those out to your waxing professional.
Waxing for men is becoming a more popular trend. However, we understand every man has his own concerns about full body waxing, or even partial waxing. Be sure to contact us about how to prepare for your waxing session, or if we can alleviate your concerns in any way.