Waxing Tips
 
To get the most out of your wax, follow these guidelines:

 

* Hair must be at least ¼ inch long.

 

* If you are feeling sensitive, take 2 Aleve, 1 hour before your appointment.

 

* No shaving between waxing appointments. Shaving will make your wax more painful and cause broken hairs, which will leave the skin feeling prickly.

 

* No direct sunlight or extremely hot water on the area 24 hours post wax. If you’ve done facial waxing it is important to wear sunblock.

 

* No waxing if you are taking or using any medication that will thin the skin, such as Accutane or Retin-A.

 

* The skin is more sensitive the week before your menstrual cycle, so waxing may feel more painful.

 

* Plan on being pink in the freshly waxed area. For some people, mild inflammation will go away quickly and others might need 12-24 hours.

 

* Exfoliate between waxing appointments to avoid ingrown hairs.

 

* No picking!

 

If you have any questions or concerns at all, please just ask. Patina understands that you may not have done this before and need more information.