Waxing advice

Before Waxing Advice

  • First wax may take a little longer than subsequent waxes
  • Your hair should be the ideal length for waxing to work and to minimise any discomfort, leave it to grow 3 weeks before your wax appointment with us.

  • Exfoliating is recommended 3 times a week especially before waxing treatment.

  • Do not moisturise on the day of your appointment.

  • Let your wax technician know if you are taking any medication that can affect your waxing results, such as blood thinners, Retin-A or Accutane (or similar products).

  • Wear loose fitting clothes

  • Take a warm shower before waxing. This will help to open the pore for easy hair removal; you will be given wipes to freshen up with anyway.

  • You can be waxed during your period, although you may be a little more sensitive and a waxing could be more painful.

  • Relax during your waxing service, because tense muscles make the area more sensitive.

  • The results normally keep getting better at least until your 4th wax.

After Waxing Advice (24-48 hours)

  • Avoid all heat treatments including sunbathing, sun beds, steam baths and saunas.

  • Avoid swimming in public pools as chlorine may irritate the area that has been waxed.

  • Do not apply perfumed soap, body lotion, talcum powder or deodorant to the treated areas.

  • Use only lukewarm water for a bath or shower.

  • Do not apply make-up to any treated area.

  • Try to avoid touching skin that has been waxed.

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes.

  • After waxing use any lotion in the first 24 hours.

  • Start to exfoliate and moisturise your skin 48 hours after you had the treatment done to prevent ingrowing hairs.

  • Use antiseptic cream on facial areas until redness subsides.


Contra-indications to treatments


Please let your therapist know if you had any modifications from your last waxing treatment or if you have any medical problems, as you don’t want to make them worse by having the treatment done.

What can restrict treatment?

Do you have any of the following?

Sunburn, bites or stings, allergic skin conditions, open cuts, bruising, low blood pressure, dilated capillaries, e, epilepsy, broken bones (recent fractures), hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, hypo-keratosis, deep vein thrombosis, phlebitis.

Or these ?

Acne vulgaris, recent scar tissue or tattoos or cosmetic surgery, papules, chloasma, pediculosis (head lice), psoriasis, hypersensitive skin, moles, warts, infected ingrown hairs, use of retina and AHA or BHA skin care, skin peels, recent laser treatments, micro-dermabrasion or dermabrasion.

Prevents treatment

Tinea corporis (MF), impetigo (MF), extensive or severe eczema, conjunctivitis, syte, blepharitis, cystemic medical condition, scabies (MF).

*MF = Medical Referral

No restriction: comedones (blackheads), milia (pearly-white hard cysts).
Contra-indication = a treatment can’t be performed or might just be adapted.

For enquires, call Perfect Waxing on
07411 068 541