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 Our strips are not meant for internal use and should not be used to remove all hair (i.e. do not use them on your labia or anus).
² Pain sensitivity is heightened around that time of the month, so we recommend holding off until it’s over.
³ This includes skin that’s thinned from aging. Do not wax over moles.
⁴ You might be more prone to irritation. Check with your doctor.
⁵ Like a sunburn or rash.
⁶ Ours doesn’t, but many do. Stop use for one week before waxing.
Check that wax strips are room temperature, not melted.
The temperature of your space (and skin) can affect the wax’s effectiveness. Wax that’s too warm can result in a melty mess. Store wax strips in a cool, dry place, and do not rub them between your hands before use. Avoid waxing in a hot or steamy room.
Make sure your skin is super dry and clean.
If you’ve just worked out or showered, wait 10-20 minutes before waxing. Moisture, sweat, and body oil all make the wax less effective. If necessary, apply talc-free baby powder to soak up moisture before waxing.
Check hair length and trim if needed.
Your hair should be between 2-6mm (about a ¼ inch). If it’s too short, you might not grab any hair. If it’s too long, the wax can be more painful and grab unintended hairs, so trim first (eyebrows scissors work great for this).
Do a spot test.
Apply a wax strip to another area of your body (like your arm or thigh) and rip it off to see how your skin reacts. You should be able to tell within a couple of minutes if the formula reacts well with your skin—to be extra safe, wait 24 hours.
Relax and prep for a little pain.
Waxing hurts, especially pubic waxing, but you’re brave and you can do this. Before you start, take deep breaths, turn on relaxing music, or, to be really prepared, take an over-the-counter pain reliever 30 minutes before you wax.
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