Friday, November 19, 2010

5 Tips For Safe Waxing

To wax or not to wax? We already delved into a debate over this question. So, if you've chosen to wax, there are a few essentials you should know prior to doing so.

Boom Boom, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar in NYC dishes on the 5 best tips for a safe waxing experience.

  • Advise if you are using RETINOL, ACCUTANE, and/or an ANTIBIOTIC – they make skin ultra sensitive and your technician may choose to tweeze instead of wax.
  • NO DOUBLE DIPPING!!! A waxing technician should never double dip! Wax is not kept at a hot enough temperature to kill bacteria, double dipping can cause cross-contamination (meaning infection or viruses are transmittable).
  • During a service, wax should only be applied to the same area of skin twice - no if, ands, or butts.
  • After waxing, a soothing oil (Boom Boom prefers grapeseed oil) or Neosporin should be applied and then wiped away with antiseptic wipes to keep area super clean.
  • Avoid sun exposure, extreme heat, and aggressive skin treatment for 24 to 48 hours after waxing.
Being a girl can be a painful experience, not to mention, tres tres time consuming. What we do for beauty!


beauty adelaide said...

very insightful thanks!

airbrush makeup said...

Great to read this article, been waiting for this tips.

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