We’re excited for you to wax (and hope you are too!), but your skin might not be ready for it right now. Check if any of the following apply to you.
¹ This includes skin that’s thinned from aging. Do not wax over moles.
² Like a sunburn or rash.
³ This includes retinoid and retinol/vitamin A (think body acne treatments or anti-aging lotions and scrubs). Taking a week off typically helps avoid skin irritation.
Double check the warnings above.
Seriously! Maybe you’ve tried a new body wash, deodorant, or lotion since you last waxed. Double check your body care ingredients each and every time you wax to ensure you’re not using anything to make your skin prone to irritation.
Make sure your skin is clean, dry, and room temperature.
Wash your body of any lotion, deodorant, or any other products and gently dry skin before use. Wait 10-20 minutes if you’ve just showered, moisturized, or exercised. Products, moisture, sweat, and body oil all make the wax less effective, but dry, super clean skin and hair help it work its magic.
Pro Tip: use a gentle exfoliant 24 hours before waxing to remove dead skin. This helps the wax better stick to hair.
Check your hair length.
Hair that’s between 2mm and 6mm is best. Typically that’s 2 to 3 weeks of growth since your last wax. For your first wax, we recommend letting your hair grow out a little longer than normal.
Do a spot test.
Apply a single wax strip to your upper thigh and rip it off to see how your skin reacts. Apply the post-wax cloth to your other thigh to test out its ingredients. You should be able to tell within a couple of minutes whether or not the formulas react well with your skin. To be extra safe, wait 24 hours to make sure there is no unexpected reaction later.
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