Waxing

Bikini Wax Aftercare Tips

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bikini wax aftercare tips waxing - spa sophiaTo get the most out of your bikini wax, it’s important that pay attention to the aftercare. While Spa Sophia’s signature hard wax ensures minimal pain and discomfort, a bikini wax is always rough on your skin, and will leave it sensitive for a little while. Luckily there are things you can do to decrease discomfort, and increase the appearance of your skin. Most good waxing salons offer their clients aftercare advice, as well as recommendations in regards to what products to use. Spa Sophia for example sells a special post wax kit and recommends Tuel Blemish Cream, both available at the salon. But you can also take matters in your own hands. Just follow these bikini wax aftercare tips...

Avoid Heat

Try to avoid contact with heat after your bikini wax. Don’t take hot baths or go tanning beds, steam rooms and saunas. Showers are okay, but try to keep the temperature down. You can also use a cold compress to soothe your skin, and numb any pain.

Avoid Friction

Friction can cause irritation and inflammation, so should be avoided at least for the 24 hours after your wax. That means no exercise, including sexual activity. Also: Don’t wear tight jeans or underwear. Loose cotton undies are the best option. Finally, refrain from touching your freshly waxed skin, as the bacteria on your hands can cause blemishes and inflammation.

Avoid Chemicals

At Spa Sophia we only use natural products that are gentle on your skin. It’s important to continue this practice at home and refrai from using products with harsh chemicals, perfumes, or dyes. Moisturizers are a good idea though, as long as they’re gentle and free of earlier mentioned components. Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Cream, Hylunia Healing and Restoring Cream and Epicuren Relief Arnica Cream are our personal favorites. Buy them here or get them at the spa. Either way, try to stay away from bars of soap. They leave a layer on your skin which can cause ingrown hairs. If you want to disinfect your skin, use tea tree oil, lavender oil, antibiotic ointment or hydrocortisone cream.

Exfoliate

Start exfoliating about 48 hours after you had your bikini wax, to reduce ingrown hairs and keep your skin clear. Don’t use harsh scrubbing materials with chemicals, though, but gentle, natural scrubs. We recommend Epicuren’s all natural scrubs, available at Spa Sophia.

If Issues Still Occur…

If, despite good aftercare, problems still occur after your bikini wax at Spa Sophia, feel free to contact us for advice. Here are some common tips we give: If you experience ingrown hairs, don’t pick at them as this might cause more inflammation. Instead tweeze them and exfoliate regularly. If you still experience redness, bumps, or inflammation after three days, get a topical or systemic antibiotic. Also be aware that other things like STDs might be the cause, so it’s always good to contact your primary care physician.

Whether you want a basic bikini wax, tailored bikini wax, or Brazilian wax, Spa Sophia will make it a good experience. Book a wax online now or call us at 310 564-6676

How To Find a Safe & Good Waxing Salon

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how to find a good safe waxing salon - spa sophiaSummer is coming, and lots of women will soon flock to waxing salons to get clean bikini lines. Not all waxing salons are equally hygienic and professional though. It’s important that you find a safe, good waxing salon, since improper waxing practices can not only be painful; They can leave you with scars, infections, and even STDs. How do you find a good waxing salon? Well, you can come to Spa Sophia of course. We always puts safety and hygiene first, and are famous for our minimal pain waxes. We also know exactly how to tell if another waxing salon is professional. Here are ten things to pay attention to when looking for a safe and good waxing salon.

Cleanliness

Obviously the cleanliness of the waxing salon says a lot about how hygienic and safe their practices are. Look at the reception area too: Does it look clean? Are the shelves dust free? Is it cluttery?

Licensed Cosmetologists

Make sure your waxing salon only employs licensed cosmetologists. Usually the licenses are on display, but if not make sure to ask.

Questionnaire

A good waxing salon will give you a questionnaire beforehand to check for any allergies, skin conditions and other medical issues that could complicate your wax.

Paper on Seats

Just like at the doctor’s, a good waxing salon’s table should have a paper sheet on top of the seat or bed. The paper can catch stray drops of wax and ensures you’re lying on a clean surface.

Hand Sanitizer or Gloves

A good waxing salon that puts safety first has their employees scrub down their hands before starting a wax, or at least use hand sanitizer. Gloves are also a sign of good hygiene.

Hard Wax

A hard wax is a safer and much less painful procedure to remove unwanted hair. It’s actually a specialty of Spa Sophia, and responsible for our trademark minimal-pain wax.

No Harsh Chemicals

Good waxing salons use products without harsh chemicals, to minimize the chance of irritation. Spa Sophia only uses all natural and organic product lines, such as Epicuren and Jurlique. All of them are available for purchase at our online store and salon.

Wax Temperature

To check the quality of the wax and make sure you won’t experience discomfort from the heat, a good waxer should always check the temperature of the wax before applying it.

No Double Dipping

This is perhaps the most important safety precaution of them all. A good waxing salon doesn’t double dip. That means they won’t use the same spatula twice for applying wax, they throw one out after every dip. This is so the bacterias from the first dip won’t carry over to the wax.

Whether you’re a woman and want a bikini wax or a man and want a chest wax, Spa Sophia ensures a good experience. Check out all our waxing services here and book a wax on online or call us at 310.564.6676 to set an appointment.