What is waxing?
It's most uncomfortable at first since it's a new sensation. Any discomfort dissipates quickly and decreases with regular treatments, as less hair is removed each time. Caffeine, menstruation and pregnancy increase skin sensitivity. Avoid waxing during your time of the month, your skin is more sensitive right before and during your cycle. For some, scheduling an appointment between 3 and 5 p.m works best as your pain threshold is higher in the afternoon. Taking Advil or Aspirin 45 minutes before your appointment will help reduce pain and swelling.
How long does it last?
1/4''-1/2'' long, or at least 3 weeks growth. If too short, hair won't come out. If too long, hair will break and the service will be less comfortable. I suggest either shaving three weeks before your appointment, or trimming bikini line hair just prior to your appointment.
Will my hair grow back thicker?
It's fine for most everyone, but isn't appropriate for those on certain medications such as Retinoids and Accutane, or for people with diabetes or particular skin conditions. If this is the case for you, I'll be happy to discuss other options.
What about ingrown hairs?
AFTER CARE FOR WAXING:
Please, don't hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns! 604-987-1175No tanning, hot baths, or hot tubs for 24-48 hours after your wax.
Avoid touching the area for 24-48 hours as it may cause irritation.
Keep the area clean, if you partake in any vigorous activity such as working out or running, shower afterwards. Waiting 48 hours after a waxing session before working out or wearing tight clothing helps avoid chafing, pimples or ingrown hairs.
Always wash your hands, your skin is extra sensitive to sweat and bacteria.
After 3 days you may want to begin exfoliating the area with a buff puff or scrub such as St. Ives Apricot scrub for oily skin.We recommned after care products such as:
- PFB Vanish
PREPARING FOR YOUR AIRBRUSH TAN
Day of session– Mani/Pedi and hair removal should be done before tan
exfoliate before treatment to remove dry, flaky skin, especially dry areas.
– Make sure you are shaved
– Skin should be clean of lotions/perfumes, makeup and deodorant
– Wear dark loose fitting clothes to put on after session *no jeans please*
– Avoid activities that may cause you to sweat
Maintaining your tan
– Gently wash your body and pat your skin dry
Our solutions are PETA approved, paraben free, fragrance free, alcohol free, and Simply Organic. The active ingredient, Dihydroxyacetone (or DHA), is a simple carbohydrate. The DHA in our solution is extracted from sugar beets and sugar cane. Since it not a dye or pigment, it does not penetrate the skin, but simply reacts with the skin’s outermost layer of proteins, resulting in a browning effect. Sunless tanning was first introduced into the consumer marketplace in the 1960s. In 1977, the FDA added DHA to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients. Today, DHA is the main active ingredient in all sunless tanning skincare preparations.
It’s no secret that a tan makes us appear slimmer, younger, and sexier. However, it’s important to keep in mind that almost 90% of the visible changes attributed to aging are caused by the sun. Sunless tanning is not only the smart alternative because it provides all the same benefits without the exposure to ultraviolet rays; but in addition, it can minimize the appearance of skin imperfections and eliminate the concern of tan lines. Custom airbrush tanning and body contouring also creates the opportunity to obtain any shade of tan one might desire- from a subtle glow to a deep, tropical bronze, Pure Organic Airbrush Tanning is here!
With the sun’s ultraviolet rays being the main culprit of skin cancer, it’s no surprise that DHA-based sunless tanning has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, American Academy of Dermatology Association, and the American Medical Association. Ultraviolet radiation damages DNA, the genetic material that makes up genes. In turn, our genes control the growth and overall health of skin cells. So although soaking up the sun may seem like a pleasant pastime, it is not safe for long enough periods for people to develop the color they desire. Sunless tanning allows individuals to obtain a sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV-rays.