¹ This includes skin that’s thinned from aging. Do not wax over moles.
² Like a sunburn or rash.
³ These weaken the skin barrier and can make you more prone to wax irritation. If you use a prescription retinol, check with your doctor before waxing. If you use an over-the-counter retinol, taking a week off typically helps irritation.
⁴ These also weaken the skin barrier and can make you prone to irritation. Wait a few days (for things like scrubs and exfoliating face washes) to a week (for chemical peels) to let your skin heal before you wax.
⁵ Everyone’s skin reacts differently, but products that can cause sensitivity include alcohol based toners and anything containing ascorbic acid (watch out for serums containing Vitamin C!).