Tips for a Happy Healthy Wax
Everyone knows waxing isn’t a pain free experience, but here at The Skin Bar we are proud of our fast and painless as possible waxing. Opel and her fellow estheticians are the best in Alaska and strive to provide the smoothest, most thorough service possible. Whether you are new to waxing or a regular client check out our DO’S and DON’TS list to ensure optimum results and satisfaction with your wax.
DO use a sun block after waxing if exposing skin to sun within 24 hrs to avoid hyper-pigmentation.
DO wait till you have 10-14 days of growth, ¼ of an inch, for optimal results· DO leave plenty of time before Special Occasions to allow for any unforeseen circumstances, breakouts, illness, etc.
DO make us aware if using Accutane, Retin-A, Differin, Glycolic Acid, Renova, Salicylic Acid, Avage, Apricot Scrub, Neutrogena Scrub, Avita, Strivectin, Tazorac, Pro-Active, Benzoyl Peroxide, or any other topical or oral medications that may affect the outcome of a waxing treatment
DO make us aware if you have had any problems with your waxing treatments in the past
DO exfoliate both before AND after waxing to prevent ingrowns and ensure the smoothest results
DON’T expose newly waxed areas to the sun, hot tubs, sauna, suntan booths or extreme heat for 24 hours some skin cells have been pulled off in the process and the area is vulnerable.
DON’T apply deodorant to newly waxed underarms or use products containing alcohol after facial waxing.
DON’T use heavily perfumed or thick lotions in bikini area may cause ingrown hairs or irritate skin
DON’T wax during Accutane treatment or 6 months after
DON’T wax after a Laser Resurfacing or Chemical Peel
DON’T touch a newly waxed area if hands are not clean
DON’T workout after waxing (unless prior positive experience)
We know a little about waxing….
I only went in for a waxing – which was as great as a wax can be. Opel was straightforward,gentle, and effective. She then had the courage to question my hair, which was completely destroyed at a salon the day before. I felt as though I had true, sincere attention from all the employees. Christina did a fabulous job with my hair. My favorite part: this is the type of place you enter without worrying who will be helping you…and – I didn’t hear any gossip! WOO! I will definitely return. ~Claire