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Waxing Info: Lifting vs. Burning

July 24, 2017

Hey everyone!

I know, I know, it’s been a while since I posted a new blog!

We have been CRAZY. I mean, phone won’t stop ringing, fully booked by Tuesday crazy! I’m sure if you’ve tried to get in same day you’ve probably heard me say ‘We’re fully booked for the rest of the week!’

With the influx of clients, there has also been an influx of questions and concerns come up. I thought I would take the time to answer one of those concerns here!

Summer time can cause skin to do some funny things. For one, the extra sun exposure means that your skin will be more sensitive. Heat can also cause chaffing and irritation in popular waxing areas.

So, what does that mean if you’re coming in to get waxed?

It can increase the chances of lifting. This is something that typically happens when the skin has been irritated right before the appointment. The skin will appear red, irritated and will be sore for a couple of days after your appointment.

There’s a few reasons why this could happen. If you’ve recently changed medications or started a new skin care line, you may notice your skin is a little bit more sensitive than normal. Make sure if you make any changes that you speak with your doctor first or ask your esthetician about the impact waxing could have.

If you still lifted but haven’t made any changes lately, it could be due to sun exposure, chlorine exposure or an incease in activity. These sorts of things can cause damage and irritation to the skin, which is just furthered along by waxing. Make sure you wait 24 hours before resuming an activities that can cause chaffing or heat to avoid any further discomfort!

Many clients will confuse lifting with burning. It is very rare that you would get burned by wax. If you did, you would know immediately. I mean, you would be jumping off the bed to get away from it! Lifting will be red and irritated, whereas a burn will blister and puss. If you do notice a lift, aloe or vitamin E will help to soothe the area. Again, stay away from anything that will cause heat or irritation!



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