Pre and Post Care

Pre and Post Care

A Few Q&A’s About Waxing, Lashes, and Skincare

Get some basic information about do’s and don’ts both for your pre-and-post service experience!

Pre-Wax:

Do’s

~Do make sure the hair is long enough to be waxed. The hair must be a quarter of an inch to a half an inch long, but whose measuring?! Usually perfect length is about 2 and a half weeks post shave. (Generally about the length of a grain of rice!)
~Do trim (with scissors, not a trimmer) if the hair is too long. Just remember if you can put it in a pony tail, it’s too long.
~Do feel free to take Advil of Ibuprofen 30-45 mins before your waxing service.
~Do double check you are not on any medication that would thin the skin.

Don’ts

~Don’t cancel your appointment if you are on your period. If you are comfortable being waxed at this time, so are we.

Post-Wax:

Do’s

~Exfoliating the waxed area will be important when the hair is beginning to grow back, but be sure to wait AT LEAST 3-4 days post waxing before exfoliating the area.
~If there is any discomfort or redness feel free to use ice or any type of calming/hydrating products.
~Enjoy your new freshly waxed area without too much touching (just to make sure oils and bacterial stay away).

Don’ts

~Don’t do anything that would bring bacteria to the area at least 24 hours after a service. Some examples include: working out, sex, swimming in a public pool or jacuzzi, and tanning.
~Don’t shave in between waxing appointments. This will make the hair growth uneven and harder to wax the next service.

Pre-Lashes/Fill:

Do’s

~Arrive on time so your lash artist has the most amount of time for your full set or fill.
~Thoroughly clean your lashes the night before with a non-oil based lash shampoo, and soft bristle brush. We have a gentle, vegan lash shampoo and soft brush available for purchase if you do not have any.
~Bring headphones so you can listen to your favorite music or podcasts during your service.
~Be prepared to be laying down flat on a comfy table for the whole duration of the appointment, as full sets can take up to 2-3 hours to complete. This is the best time to take a relaxing lash nap!

Don’ts

~Try to avoid drinking caffeine prior to your service to avoid your eyes from twitching or moving throughout the application.
~Don’t come in with eye makeup, mascara, or oil based products on or around your eye area. Having dirty or oily lashes will decrease the length of time your lashes will stay on between fills.
~Don’t come in if you are experiencing any irritation in your eye area, or have an eye infection (ie: pink eye).

Post-Lashes/Fill:

Do’s

~Keep your lashes clean! We recommend washing them once a day, to keep your lashes fresh and germ free.
~Brush them daily with a clean spooilie to keep them fluffy and neat.
~Come in for fills every 2-3 weeks to keep your lashes full!
~Sleep on your back, if you can! This is usually recommended to help your extensions last longer between fills. (You can also use a silk pillow case, since sometimes fibers from cotton pillow cases can pull on your lashes.)

Don’ts

~Don’t get them wet for up to 24 hours! This will ensure the glue is fully dry.
~Avoid saunas, steam rooms, hot steamy showers, pools, and excessive sweating for at least 48 hrs after your service, or in general to preserve the life of the extensions.
~Don’t wear mascara, or any other oily makeup/ products around the eyes, including products containing glycol.
~Don’t rub your eyes aggressively or pull at them. This will cause extension loss and damage to your natural lashes.
~Don’t wear eye masks.
~Don’t remove the extensions yourself if you are wanting to have them removed. We use a safe solution here that gently removes them without damaging your natural lashes. We do not pluck, pull, or cut them off. It takes about 15 minutes and is only $20.

Pre-Dermaplane/Enzyme Peel:

Do’s

~If you’re planning on wanting Dermaplaning or an Enzyme Peel for an event, we suggest booking the appointment at least 3-5 days prior to the event.

Don’ts

~Refrain from using any exfoliation, Retin-A/Retinol, heavy sun exposure, face waxing, or topical acne meds for at LEAST 72 hours (3 days) prior to receiving any Dermaplane or Enzyme Peel treatment.
~Do not come in if you have a sunburn.
~Do not schedule a Dermaplane or an Enzyme Peel if you are on Acutane.

Post-Dermaplane/Enzyme Peel:

Do’s

~You can wear makeup about an hour or so after a treatment.
~Do expect that the skin may be pink and or sensitive (almost like a sunburn) for up to 48 hours after the treatment. Typically this does not last long but it is a possibility.
~Follow your Aesthetician’s recommendations for home care products!
~Wear at least 30 SPF for 1 week after the treatment. (Or every day forever for the best anti-aging results).

Don’ts

~Do not exfoliate/ scrub your skin, use any Retin-A/Retinol, face waxing, or topical acne meds for at LEAST 1 week after receiving any Dermaplane or Enzyme Peel treatment.
~Refrain from any heavy sweating (including: saunas, steam rooms, hot yoga, heavy exercise), heavy sun exposure or heat for at LEAST 48 hours after receiving any Dermaplane or Enzyme Peel treatment.

Pre-Microneedling:

Don’ts

~Refrain from using any exfoliation, Retin-A/Retinol, heavy sun exposure, face waxing, or topical acne meds for at LEAST 72 hours (3 days) prior to receiving Microneedling.
~Do not come in if you have a sunburn.
~Do not schedule a Microneedling treatment if you are on Acutane, Commadin, Warfarin, blood thinners, are pregnant, nursing (exceptions with a doctor’s note), have diabetes, or an auto immune disorder.

Post-Microneedling:

Do’s

~Do expect that the skin may be red, swollen, and or sensitive (almost like a sunburn) for up to 4 days after treatment.
~On more deeply treated areas, expect that the skin may peel or stay pigmented for 1 week after treatment.
~Know that skin may feel dry and flaky for 1-2 weeks after treatment.
~Wear at least 30 SPF for 1 week after the treatment. (Or every day forever for the best anti-aging results).
~Follow your Aesthetician’s recommendations for home care products!
~Thoroughly clean items that touch the skin (ie: cell phone, glasses, and pillow cases).

Don’ts

~Do not exfoliate/ scrub your skin, use any Retin-A/Retinol, face waxing, or topical acne meds for at LEAST 2 week after receiving Microneedling.
~Refrain from any heavy sweating (including: saunas, steam rooms, hot yoga, heavy exercise), heavy sun exposure or heat for at LEAST 48 hours after receiving Microneedling.
~Don’t apply anything to the skin (ie: cleansers, moisturizer, sunscreen, makeup) for at least 12 hours after treatment.

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