Wax like a pro

 

 

perfect wax

The end of summer is quickly closing in us here in Michigan (major sad face). It has been a busy one here at Skintuition, as we have been waxing all summer long to get you ready for your summer vacations, pool parties, beach days, and up north weekends. In September, we usually see a slight down shift in the amount of waxing clients that we see. With Fall being right around the corner, and chillier days starting to show up, maybe waxing is the last thing that you may be thinking about!  But, just because you aren’t spending your weekends by the pool anymore, that does not mean that you should stop your waxing routine. Consistent waxing every 4-6 weeks will weaken the hair significantly. You will start to notice that the hair will grow in lighter and finer, and eventually, you will see that some of it does not grow back at all. I have seen many, many people who have been waxing for years that barely have any hair growth left. If you are consistent, it will happen.

Do you want to have the smoothest skin possible? Here are our top pro tips for getting the perfect wax.

Stop Shaving

Your hair must be long enough for the wax to grab it. The minimum length is 1/4″. Don’t have a ruler handy? Another quick way to check if your hair is long enough is the pinch test. If you can pinch the hairs between 2 fingers and pull it, then it is long enough. This usually takes a minimum of 2 weeks after shaving and 3-4 weeks after waxing to be ready. 

Keep your skin moisturized

Healthy, hydrated skin is going to have a better result. If your skin is very dry and flakey, the wax will adhere to it more, and can cause more irritation. If your skin is hydrated, it will help to eliminate skin lifting and hair breakage. Even if you cannot commit to moisturizing your skin everyday, please make sure that you at least moisturize for a few days prior, and the day your waxing appointment to help minimize and post waxing irritation.

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is very important for skin health for so many reasons, especially when it comes to waxing. Regular exfoliation will help to prevent ingrown hairs. By removing the top layers of dead skin, your hairs will have an easier time breaking through if there isn’t anything in the way. We recommend using an exfoliation mitt daily to help with this. We also have an amazing ingrown hair product called PFB that uses salicylic acid to treat and prevent ingrown hairs. Using both exfoliation methods together will produce the best results.

Keep the area clean

It is best to avoid extreme sweating the day of your waxing appointment. Try to do your workout before you get waxed that day. Perspiration can cause irritation in the area, so it is best to avoid it. Wear breathable cotton underwear, and avoid lace or any scratchy fabrics in the area. If you are waxing your underarms, avoid putting deodorant on right after your appointment, to allow the skin to breathe. Just clean the area with a mild soap  and put a light moisturizer on, if needed.

Be consistent

If you wax every 4-6 weeks, you will see the best results! Its really important to get out of the habit of shaving, and just get used to waxing. Shaving between the appointments is counterproductive when you are trying to thin the hair out. So, just let it grow! Set up a standing appointment every 4-6 weeks so that you have it on your calendar, and you don’t forget when you have to come back.

 

 

 

The facial special for August is……..

One of the things that we like to do is offer 1-2 different facial specials every month, to specifically address common concerns that may come up depending on what season/month we are in. In August, we are featuring our O2 lift + Dermaplaning facial! This is quite possibly one of our more popular combos, and people just love to come back and get this treatment!

dermaplaning
Me getting Dermaplaning! 

Once you have dermaplaning done, you kind of get hooked. Dermaplaning removes the dead layers of skin through gentle, physical exfoliation, as opposed to a chemical exfoliation. It also removes fine vellus hair, so your skin is left unbelievably smooth. Don’t worry! Your ‘peach fuzz’ will not grow back thicker! It will grow back exactly the same as it was, rest assured. Another benefit of dermaplaning is that it can diminish the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation, and will increase the absorption of skincare products. We LOVE to follow this treatment with our O2 Lift for the ultimate glow! The O2 lift uses a pineapple and papaya enzyme mask, which we vigorously massage into the face to loosen up and roll all those dead skin cells away. We then apply a unique foam burst mask that improves circulation to the skin, while delivering powerful antioxidants that protect against free radical damage. This potent brightening blend reduces pigmentation, and illuminates and brightens the skin. Another plus? This treatment is good for almost all skin types, and can be done in the summer months (please wear your SPF on your face after treatment, and always for that matter!) Its also great for brides, mother of the brides, or for anyone looking for a pre-event glow. Do it 1 day before your event for the smoothest makeup application ever!

Normally, this combo is $125, but it is on special the entire month of August for $105. Yay!

Book online with this link:

http://www.skintuitionrochester.com/book-now

 

Laser Hair Removal- No more packages!

lightsheerOne of the changes that we are making starting in August is a restructure of our Laser Hair Removal Price list. Previously, we offered laser hair removal treatments with a pay-per-session option, and with a package option. Going forward, we are only going to be offering laser hair removal as pay-per-session and do away with packages. Don’t worry if you currently have a laser package– it is not going anywhere! It is still in our system and will remain there until you finish your sessions. But, if you would like to start a new area, or any new clients who begin laser with us will only be pay-per-session. This is great because a lot of people are put off by having to pay up front for an entire laser package. Laser takes a minimum of 6 sessions 6-10 weeks apart and can take more depending on how good (or not good) of a candidate that you are. So, it is important to expect that you will need to do that many sessions to get the best result. But, I think going this way is more appealing in the long run, so clients can just pay as they get their treatments done as opposed to paying it all up front

We also are going to start applying our cancellation/ no show policy to all laser hair removal appointments going forward as well. If you are not familiar with it, let me explain;

We will require a credit card on file when you book an appointment. If you need to cancel your appointment, we need to know by 7pm the previous business day in order to avoid any charges. If you same day cancel your appointment, there will be a charge of 50% of the service fee. If you no show for your appointment, we will charge the entire fee of the service. We will send you a text message to confirm, in order to make sure that you cancel in time if you need to!

If you are interested in laser hair removal, please make a free consultation appointment with Megan! If it’s a smaller area, she can usually do it the same day as the consultation. You can read more details about laser hair removal, as well as see the price list, on our website here:

http://www.skintuitionrochester.com/laser-hair-removal