How to prepare for your 1st bikini wax

How to prepare for your very first bikini wax

We promise that the little bit of pain is worth it! Throw away your razors for the summer. The maintenance for a bikini wax is only required once every 4-6 weeks. Follow these tips to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.

1. Let the hair grow out first

Let your hair grow out 2 to 3 weeks (about a quarter of an inch) before going in for waxing. If the wax cannot grab onto the hairs, it wont work. Growing out the hair can be annoying, but the better you keep up with your waxing routine, the less it must grow out each time.

2. Yes, it is going to be uncomfortable

There is no sugar coating here, waxing can be painful. Our estheticians are trained to mitigate the pain. Sometimes booking your appointment for one week after your menstrual cycle can help as your pain threshold tends to be at its highest. Our wax is mixed with titanium dioxide (which acts as an anti-inflammatory) spreads thinly and is strong enough to remove the toughest hair immediately with only mild discomfort and no irritation.

3. Stay out of the sun

It’s important to stay out of the sun 24 hours before and 24 hours after your appointment. I'm sure it does not need to be said about how painful it is going to be if your bikini area is sunburnt!

4. Don’t apply moisturizer after showering.

You want your skin clean and dry for your appointment. Any left-over moisturizer or oil on the skin can work against you. You can use a little bit of baby powder to help prevent sweating in the area before your appointment.

5. Our estheticians have seen it all

Please don’t worry, you are in the best of hands when you visit Eco Spa Whistler. Our team is well trained and we are here to make your appointment an enjoyable experience. If you prefer to just sit back and close your eyes, please do whatever makes you feel the most comfortable.

6. Wear something loose and comfortable

You may feel a little sore and irritated down there, so skip on those tight skinny jeans and opt for some sweat pants for after your appointment. Feel free to rock the tight pants, within 30 minutes to 1 hour you should be good to go.

7. Exfoliate the bikini area

Exfoliating the bikini area, a few hours before your appointment can help a lot. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells, and excess skin cells can cause ingrown hairs.

8. Schedule your exercise before the appointment or take a rest day all together.

Working out after a waxing appointment can cause uncomfortable chaffing and lots of sweat. This could lead to making the area irritated, which can lead to an infection. Just be sure to grab a shower and follow all the tips we have given you today.

Remember that you are in the best of hands with our team of estheticians. You will be given a pair of disposable underwear during your appointment. Be sure to tell your esthetician how much and what hair you would like waxed.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us before your appointment.

You can reach us 604-905-7747.

Posted on May 31, 2017 .