FAQ's: Depilève answers (II)
Can I shave between my waxing visits? Don’t you dare shave down there! The hair will be shorter when you come in for your next visit and the wax won’t grab as well. Also, shaving creates ingrown hairs, redness and irritation. If you have an urge to pick up, make your appointments every three weeks instead of four or five.
Can I get waxed while I am on my period? Sure, just know you are more sensitive three days before your period and three days after your period.
Can I still get waxed while I am pregnant? Of course! This is becoming a regular item on many soon-to-be mommies’ to-do lists. However, make sure you have a waxing technician who is familiar with performing this service and also uses Film wax. The blood vessels are more dilated during this time and your skin is more sensitive so extra precautions need to be taken. If you are a waxing virgin or have not waxed in a while, let your esthetician know so your hair can be evaluated to see how coarse it is.
Does my medication affect my waxing? It certainly can! Certain medications and products thin out the skin making it more likely for you to peel or burn during your waxing session. If you are unsure if your medication will affect your skin, please call me or the salon before you come in.
Can I go tanning before or after my waxing session? Plan on waiting at least 48 hours after your treatment to tan. And do not come in right after a fresh spray tan because the wax will take it right off.
How can I prevent ingrown hairs? Ingrown hairs are thin hairs that cannot push through the skin resulting in inflammation. The best way to prevent is to gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week. Ask your waxologist for Depileve Folisan.
What to avoid when waxing? For the next 24-48 hours avoid on the waxed areas:
- using of exfoliating products;
- direct sun exposure and tanning beds;
- creams with fragrance or ingredients that may irritate;
- deodorant: it results in irritation and clogging of open follicles;
- excessive heat, such as that from hot tubs and saunas. Warm showers are okay