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					                                       WAXING AWARENESS
Styles:                  Traditional Bikini          French Bikini             Brazilian




Contraindications:
Skin irritations:        opens wounds, rashes, pimples, infections, blisters, sunburn, chemical peels
Medications:             blood thinners, Accutane, Retin-A, Differin or other retinal products
Skin care Products:      Any product containing retinal or AHAs
Health Concerns:         herpes I & II, diabetes, weakened immune systems (such as HIV), radiation,
                         chemotherapy, allergy to bees
Note:
Ÿ   Areas with moles, skin tags, and piercing cannot be waxed
Ÿ   Optimal time for waxing occurs two weeks following a woman’s menstrual cycle, as you be more
    sensitive do to hormonal fluctuations prior or during
Ÿ   Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation

Pre-Waxing Instructions:
Ÿ   Any hair being waxed, especially pubic hair, should be trimmed to about ¼ of an inch
Ÿ   Tonic 86 ( A pre/post waxing solution for the prevention of     ingrown hairs) may be applied
    daily up to a week before waxing to maximize results
Ÿ   Ibuprofen, not Tylenol, may be taken to reduce pain (please     be aware of any drug
    interactions)
Ÿ   An antihistamine may be taken prior to reduce swelling of follicles (please be aware of any drug
    interactions)
Ÿ   Wear loose clothing
Avoid:
Ÿ   Direct sun exposure or tanning beds 24 hours prior
Ÿ   Sexual activity within 24 hours
Ÿ   Excessive exfoliation or scrubs in the area at least 48 hours prior
Ÿ   Retinal products should not be used at least 1 week before
Ÿ   Shaving or hair removal products 2 weeks prior
Ÿ   Hair or skin bleaching products 2 weeks prior
Ÿ   Lotion on the area immediately before
Ÿ   Alcohol or caffeine within several hours
Post-Waxing Care:
Ÿ   After a few days to prevent ingrown hairs a post waxing solution (such as Tonic 86) may be
    applied or a gentle exfoliant
Ÿ   Aloe or an antibiotic ointment may be applied to sooth skin
Ÿ   Apply sunscreen to exposed area to prevent irritation and hyperpigmentation

Avoid:
Ÿ   Direct sun exposure or tanning beds 24 hours after
Ÿ   Heavy exercise 24 hours after
Ÿ   Spray- or self-tanners within a few days
Ÿ   Sexual activity within 24 hours
Ÿ   Excessive exfoliation or scrubs in the area at least 3 days after
Ÿ   Retinal products should not be used at least 1 week following
Ÿ   Shaving or hair removal products 2 weeks after
Ÿ   Alcohol or caffeine within several hours
Ÿ   Tight clothing
Ÿ   Hot showers, chlorinated pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms, and the ocean at least 48 hours after

				
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