It all depends on your body and your hair growth. It can be anywhere from three to eight weeks. You will want to grow your hair out to be 1/4-inch long or around the size of a grain of rice before you come in for another appointment.
The first time getting waxed in an area hurts the most but it gets less painful each time after. For a more comfortable wax, we recommend taking ibuprofen and avoiding caffeine on the day of your appointment.
We recommend staying out of the sun for 24 hours after a wax. For sunbeds, it is advised that they are avoided for at least a week after your wax.
We suggest not getting a wax during this time just because the skin is more sensitive.
Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and can last from two to up to five days. Whatever you do, don't pick at your peeling skin!
After a chemical peel, your skin will be very sensitive to the sun, so use a sunscreen with at least 20 SPF and try to limit sun exposure for at least a week. Avoid heavy exercise for two to three days. When washing your face, cleanse gently, and use a moisturizer to help with the peeling.
When you're sun burned, your skin becomes dehydrated and sensitive. Getting a facial can cause a negative reaction, so postpone your appointment for a few days until your sun burn goes down.
Exfoliate your skin a day or two before your waxing appointment to remove dead skin cells. Make sure your skin is freshly washed (and dry!).
It is recommended that you do not shave between waxing appointments. If you're on a consistent four-week wax cycle you won't need to!
Too much caffeine and/or alcohol causes your skin to be dehydrated and sensitive (too much alcohol can even cause signs of rosacea!), so we recommend limiting consumption of these two beverages before your appointment.