Pre and During Wax:
- Prep your skin: It’s best to exfoliate the area before you wax, this allows your pores to open up and the hair to be removed easier. Don’t shave just before a wax, your hair should be approximately 1 centimetre in length
- Talk to your therapist: it’s important to inform your Sorbet therapist about any skin sensitives or allergies you may have. This can help them select the best wax for your skin type. It’s also important to let your therapist know if you are on any medication or you are currently using any topical creams.
- Don’t apply ointments or fragrances before your wax – it’s important to keep the area clean and fragrance/lotion free – It will make your experience a lot easier and less painful.
- Sunburnt, eczema, cuts? Maybe you should reschedule. Your skin should be free from any irritation before.
- Personal Hygiene: some women just feel more comfortable having a wax shortly after a shower ensuring the area is cleaned and prepped for a good waxing sesh
- Be ready for some discomfort: No matter how good our Sorbet therapists are, you just can’t avoid that with waxing comes a little bit of discomfort. People’s pain thresholds also differ and those with a lower pain threshold might take a low dose pain reliever to help.
- Soothe. Your therapist will apply a post wax balm to help soothe the area. You can purchase a post wax serum from Sorbet if you feel you would like to continue applying at home
- Expect some redness after your wax. Don’t panic this is normal. More sensitive skins will experience quite a significant amount of redness. This redness can take a while to relieve sometimes upto 6 hours. If you’re experiencing more redness and discomfort than you anticipated use a tea tree oil based product which will help with any infection and inflammationYour therqpist will apply a past waxs balm to helop soothe the area
- Keep it cool. Try keep the area cool after your wax and avoid hot tubs and saunas
- Rebook in approx. 4 weeks’ time. The longer you wait the more painful it will be.