With swimsuit season upon us…

Men and women alike are exercising, tanning, and situating their hairy situations. However, there are a few things you should know about waxing and exposure to the sun.

We’ll Do Our Part

Prior to performing a service, your waxing specialist will examine your skin to ensure that it’s in healthy condition for waxing.

What could cause it to be unsafe for waxing?

At times, excessive sun exposure can lead to burns, blistering, or other more serious skin conditions. Additionally, summer heat may lead to sweating which could cause red pimples or rashes due to clogged sweat glands. Another thing we look for is oily, dehydrated, or irritated skin possibly caused by chlorine exposure, allergies to sunblock, or your body producing more oil due to hot temperatures.

If your waxing specialist feels that your skin is not in safe waxing condition and recommends not performing the service that day, please respect their professional opinion and follow their advice for a follow-up appointment.

You Do Yours

We highly recommend NO sun exposure 24 hours before or after your waxing appointment. And of course, sunblock is a must.

Frequent exfoliating and moisturizing during summer months will promote healthy and hydrated skin despite sun and chlorine exposure. Exfoliating, as always, must be a priority, as it encourages ingrown hairs to grow. And due to sweating in the summer, we are much more prone to ingrown hairs and clogged pores.

We also recommend that you wear loose-fitting clothing after a waxing appointment, allowing your skin to breathe. This is especially important during the summer months when the heat makes us more prone to sweating. Tight clothes may clog sweat glands and irritate open hair follicles causing whiteheads and/or bumpy irritated skin. This would also be true of exercise or any exertion that may cause sweating.

Here at The Wax Boutique, we use a hard wax enriched with cotton-oil which is both nourishing and non-aggressive. A perfect blend for your summer waxing routine.