For thousands of years, smooth, hairless skin has been sought after and often considered a form of status, even a rite of passage for some cultures.
Preparing for your wax service:
For best results, body hair should be at ¼" long and facial hair ⅛" long when you come in.
Prevent ingrown hairs by making it a habit to exfoliate the skin—eliminating dead surface cells—for an even, polished surface that is ideal for wax application. Use Aveda Botanical Kinetics™ Exfoliant with camomile and lavender for the face. For the body, use Aveda Smoothing Body Polish with aloe.
Keep in mind that skin feels more discomfort just before and during menstruation because our bodies retain more water.
Caring For Your Waxed Skin:
Protect your extra-vulnerable waxed skin from the sun and other environmental aggressors. For the face, use Aveda Tourmaline Charged™ Protecting Lotion SPF 15 with anti-oxidants and Moisture Plus Tint™ SPF 15 which offers sheer coverage with a natural rose aroma.
Two days after waxing, all skin types benefit from Aveda Balancing Infusion™ for Oily Skin, which gently sloughs and helps normalize skin. When skin becomes balanced, resume your exfoliating ritual to preserve smoothness and help prevent ingrown hairs.
After a few treatments, hair will appear finer and take longer to grow back.
If you notice any irritation, apply Aveda Balancing Infusion™ for Sensitive Skin with a cool, moist compress. This treatment calms with a relieving blend of essential oils.
When not to wax:
If using accutane or retinoids (vitamin A topicals can cause thinning and sensitivity with the skin).
If having regular chemical peels (as the skin will be thinner and you can risk losing skin when the wax is removed).