Waxing with bodytonic clinic and aftercare
At our Canada Water bodytonic clinic we try to take the stress out of waxing. We use professional wax and products to try and achieve this. Our aloe vera hot film wax is extremely calming on the skin and is used for delicate areas with course hair, such as bikini, underarm and face. We start with a aloe vera cleanser and soothing pre oil, then the wax which is melted to the perfect temperature is used to remove short stubborn hairs in those sensitive areas. Finishing off with a cooling cream.
Our green tea strip wax is used for the larger areas with finer hair, such as legs and arms. It is a cream based wax so will leave skin feeling hydrated. Cleansing the area we then follow with a layer of talcum powder which acts as a protective layer for the skin. The wax is applied evenly and removed with paper strips. A layer of soothing cream is then applied.
With Fast and efficient Waxing techniques you will be out in no time!
We advise that prior to your waxing you always give yourself a good exfoliation on the area being treated . This will ensure all the hairs are ready for removal and give you the best wax possible.
Waxing aftercare advice:
Here are some guidelines to ensure that your skin is cared for after your waxing.
The following reactions are quite common after waxing and are normal and temporary reactions. All should subside within 24hrs
- Slight soreness, small bumps or redness
- Sensitivity to heat. Try to avoid very hot baths/showers, steam rooms, saunas and Jacuzzi’s
- Sensitivity to UV light. Please avoid sun beds and sunbathing, as more intense burning could occur
- Avoid fake tan for 24hrs
- Sensitivity to Deodorant or anything perfumed
- Irritation from tight clothing
- Heat reaction will be seen on the skin for several hours following treatment. This will vary from a mild to a much stronger reaction for some people. It is normal and will go down.
If the aftercare advice given is followed the skin will return to normal within 24 hours. If any reaction is still present after this time or worsens, it may an allergic reaction to the wax. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any problems.
Preventing ingrown hair:
Ingrown hairs occur when a new hair is trying to break through the skin and then curls back into the pore instead, often resulting in a spot. Hair removal can often worsen the situation, but there are few things that help. About 48hrs after your appointment, gently dry brush the skin. Following that do this 3 times a week, use a brush or mitt that you would scrub your body with on dry skin. Do this before you step into the bath or shower then if needed use a gentle exfoliator in the shower, facial exfoliators work well on those delicate areas due to their combination of abrasive and chemical exfoliators. Also they normally have hydrating properties.
Using antibacterial body wash may help if the ingrowns are inflamed. Moisturise the area every day, which will keep the skin supple and help new hairs to break through.
Other information: Hair needs to be about 1/2cm long for it to to be effectively removed. This will ensure you get the smoothest wax.
To maintain waxing on these areas , I would recommend regular waxing, about every 4-6 weeks. Try to avoid shaving the areas in between sessions.