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What to Expect from Your First Skin Wax Service

In a perfect world, hair removal would be simple, painless, and quick. Okay, in a perfect world, we wouldn’t need to worry about unwanted hair removal at all. Unfortunately, science has yet to yield a completely painless method of removing facial and body hair. From shaving to plucking to waxing to laser hair removal, skin sensitivity and irritation are often part of the process. However, a skilled waxing technician can help you feel more comfortable during your hair removal treatment. Even still, you may feel a little nervous if you’re booking your first skin wax. Keep reading for some helpful tips and reassurance to get you through your first appointment.

Waxing can be painful, but your technician will work to make the experience comfortable.

We won’t try to sugar coat it—waxing can hurt. That’s especially true if it’s your first time or if you’re waxing sensitive spots like the bikini area. However, the team at Bare Necessity Wax & Spa is here to help you through it. First, we start with the right products. Our European hard waxes are enriched with ingredients to nourish and pamper the skin. In addition, this low temperature wax has a shrink wrap effect on hairs, meaning that there’s less pulling on the skin with a more effective grip on hair. So, each wax strip will pull away more unwanted hair on the first go.

Our technicians will also be sensitive to your needs. We’ll check in throughout the service to make sure you’re comfortable. After your wax is complete, we’ll moisturize the skin and apply a soothing serum to calm the skin.

Your skin may be sensitive for up to 24 hours after your first skin wax.

After your wax, you may have a little redness and puffiness in the skin. This is normal and can last up to 24 hours. During this time, it’s best to avoid direct sun exposure. You should wait a full 48 hours before exfoliating the skin. Continue moisturizing daily. For even smoother, softer skin, use our ingrown hair serum, which is available for purchase in our spa.

Waxing will be easier on your skin the more you do it.

One of the many benefits of regular skin waxing is that you’ll build reduced sensitivity and experience less pain with each treatment. Your hair regrowth may also come back finer and less deeply rooted, so removing those hairs won’t be as traumatic on your skin.

Your skin will feel amazingly soft afterwards.

If you’re sick of the constant maintenance of shaving, plucking, and at-home hair removal techniques, waxing will deliver unbeatable results. Your skin will feel so soft and smooth that you’ll forget about any brief discomfort during the wax itself.

If it is your first time booking a skin wax—or even just your first time with us—you’ll receive 50% off your first treatment at Bare Necessity Wax & Spa. Visit us in Tucson or Gilbert at one of our two welcoming locations.