For thousands of years, smooth, hairless skin has been sought after and often considered a form of status, even a rite of passage for some cultures.
Preparing for your wax service:
- For best results, body hair should be at ¼" long and facial hair ⅛" long when you come in.
- Prevent ingrown hairs by making it a habit to exfoliate the skin—eliminating dead surface cells—for an even, polished surface that is ideal for wax application. Use Aveda Botanical Kinetics™ Exfoliant with camomile and lavender for the face. For the body, use Aveda Smoothing Body Polish with aloe.
- Keep in mind that skin feels more discomfort just before and during menstruation because our bodies retain more water.
Caring For Your Waxed Skin:
- Protect your extra-vulnerable waxed skin from the sun and other environmental aggressors. For the face, use Aveda Tourmaline Charged™ Protecting Lotion SPF 15 with anti-oxidants and Moisture Plus Tint™ SPF 15 which offers sheer coverage with a natural rose aroma.
- Two days after waxing, all skin types benefit from Aveda Balancing Infusion™ for Oily Skin, which gently sloughs and helps normalize skin. When skin becomes balanced, resume your exfoliating ritual to preserve smoothness and help prevent ingrown hairs.
- After a few treatments, hair will appear finer and take longer to grow back.
- If you notice any irritation, apply Aveda Balancing Infusion™ for Sensitive Skin with a cool, moist compress. This treatment calms with a relieving blend of essential oils.
When not to wax:
- If using accutane or retinoids (vitamin A topicals can cause thinning and sensitivity with the skin).
- If having regular chemical peels (as the skin will be thinner and you can risk losing skin when the wax is removed).
- If any of the following conditions are present;
- Swelling for any reason
- Distended capillaries
- Sunburn or rashes
- Raised varicose veins
- Cold sores