How To Best Prep For Your First

Professional Waxing?

Professional waxing is a service that many people are unfamiliar with and maybe scared to try. However, it is actually one of the most enjoyable beauty treatments you can get! But how do you prepare for your first professional wax? Read on to learn more about what to expect during your appointment and how to best prep beforehand. 

Ask For An Allergy Patch Test Prior to Your Appointment

Waxing your skin can be a very rewarding experience. Make sure you are taking the right precautions before waxing, though! You should have an allergy patch test done beforehand to make sure that there is no risk of reactions from chemicals used in the process. If this is your first time having any type of cosmetic procedure or treatment, it’s essential to know how sensitive and reactive your skin might be so not only do you get an idea for what will work best on you but also if anything could potentially cause irritation during your visit.

  • No risk of reactions from chemicals used in the process
  • Take precautions to increase safety during treatments
  • Have peace of mind knowing that you are getting the best treatment for your skin

Take A Bath Before Going To Your Waxing Appointment

Take a warm bath the day before your appointment to moisturize and soften up the skin. Waxing on dry, hardened hair is difficult because it’s more resistant to removal. If you don’t have time for full water immersion, soak just that area of skin in water for five or ten minutes beforehand.

Make Sure That Your Skin Is Healthy

Check your skin before waxing to make sure it’s healthy. Healthy skin is necessary for a successful hair removal session. If you have even the slightest irritation or wound on any area of your body that needs to be waxed then wait and prepare yourself because this would be too sensitive to handle at the moment. Ordinary beauty marks and moles are not an issue as long as they’re protected from running into hot wax while being removed by your esthetician; just let them know so they can help maintain these regions in order for the process to go smoothly without complication!

  • Avoid irritated or wounded areas on any sensitive area of the body during hair removal
  • Prepare your skin in advance to have a successful hair removal session 

Let Your Hair Grow To An Acceptable Length

Waxing is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair. However, for it to be most effective you’ll need long enough facial or body hair that’s at least 1/4-inch in length. This usually means waiting two to three weeks without shaving/other forms of removal before waxing will be possible (this time frame varies by person). 

If your hair isn’t the appropriate length, there are other more common ways to remove excess strands like epilating and threading which can also provide good results – though not as close as waxed hairs!


Exfoliate your skin before you wax it in the shower. A few days prior to a session, exfoliating will help prevent ingrown hairs and irritation on sensitive areas that might have been previously waxed. Use gentle circular motions with loofah or washcloth while rubbing an exfoliating lotion into the area of concern being careful not to press too hard as this can cause sensitivity for those more prone to redness.

If you are considering waxing for the first time, don’t worry! It’s not as painful or scary as it may seem and there are ways to make your experience more enjoyable. One of them is using a professional service that doesn’t use any chemicals in their process. Another way to feel better about getting rid of hair would be to take precautions during treatments like avoiding irritated areas on sensitive body parts before having treatment done. Contact us to learn more about how to prepare for your first waxing appointment.

Are You Looking for a Skin Care Clinic You Can Trust?

Skincare services at Simply Skin Esthetics in downtown Walnut Creek, California are amazing experiences that keep our clients coming back time after time. Our waxing service is unique in Walnut Creek. Why? We use a combination of technique, materials, and experience – all designed to give even the most sensitive skin types superior, lasting results, in the most professional and hygienic manner. Because we care we provide skincare treatments that are safe and long-lasting. We feature HydraFacial, Ultrasound Facial, Signature Facial, Men’s Facial, Express Facial, Treatments/Peels, Teen Facial, and Back Facials! Interested in learning more or scheduling your first session? Contact us now to make your appointment!