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SPA 101

WAXING DOs + DONT’S Stephanie Calzante, spa director at Spacio in Lincoln Park, offers her tips for first time spa-goers to help make the visit as pleasant as possible.

DOs + Please be hygienic in preparation for your waxing visit. + Take an ibuprofen or two about 40 minutes before your scheduled appointment to relieve pain if you have a low pain tolerance. + Use a product that contains salicylic acid to exfoliate the skin in the region that’s being waxed. + Exfoliate your skin with a natural fiber cloth, such as an ayate cloth, to prevent ingrown hairs. DONT’S + Don’t shave in-between appointments or over trim hair because the ideal length of hair for waxing is a quarter of an inch. + Avoid the use of over fragranced soap in the waxed region. + Don’t engage in sexual intercourse three to five hours after you’ve been waxed to prevent possible bacterial infections. + For bikini waxings, book your appointment at least three days before or after your menstrual cycle to avoid irritation in that area. + Avoid taking hot showers for a few days after your bikini waxing so you don’t irritate skin from open pores, which can invite bacterial infections. + Wait a few days before you decide to take a dip in the pool. Chemicals such as chlorine will also irritate the waxed region.

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