• Prep with a body scrub to exfoliate once a week, and up to two days before a wax. This removes dead skin cells, and allows for a smoother wax.
  • Time it right! – It’s best to avoid booking in for a wax before your period or during your cycle. This is because skin is more sensitive around this time of the month, and pain thresholds are lowered.
  • Drink up! – Remember to drink plenty of water before the day of your appointment. Being hydrated plumps the skin, which makes the hair easier to remove.
  • Let it grow! – Make sure hair is ¼ of an inch or longer, to ensure there’s enough length for wax to stick to. Here’s a handy test: if you can grab hair with the tips of your fingers, you’re ready to wax.
  • Afternoon delight -Try to book your appointments with your between 3pm and 5pm. This is when your pain thresholds are at their highest.
  • And… breathe… During your wax, remember to breathe.You should take deep, regular breaths, and exhale just each strip is removed. It’s a handy way to help you to remain calm, and distract from the painful moments of your hair removal session.
  • Resist temptation – We know it can be difficult to resist shaving as hair grows between waxing appointments, but try to stay strong. Shaving reverses the benefits of waxing, and will cause hair to grow back thicker and courser than before. Nobody needs that!
  • Skip the gym – It’s best to avoid exercise after waxing. Whether you are a yoga bunny, spinning addict or religiously into running, be aware that wax day is rest day: friction from exercise can irritate skin and cause bumps.