Waxing Services for a Smooth and Radiant Look
|Upper Body Wax||Single||6 for 5|
|Full arms wax||£30||£120|
|Half arms wax||£20||£100|
|Lower Body Wax||Single||6 for 5|
|Full legs Wax||£45||£225|
|Half legs Wax||£30||£150|
|Bikini Line Hot Wax||£25||£125|
|Brazilian Hot Wax||£45||£225|
|Full Bikini Hot Wax||£55||£275|
- Nobody looks forward to a wax, but that needn’t be the case. With so many waxing options to choose from in London, Santi offers excellent results combined with a little indulgence.
- A boutique skin spa, we pay particular attention to the quality and provenance of our products. We use only the finest waxes, extensively researched and sourced from around the world, to minimise irritation, maximise efficiency and provide a more pleasant experience.
- Our hot wax therapists are some of the best in the city, both highly skilled and expert in skin health – ensuring a pain-free experience for even the most sensitive.
- Personal yet professional, our therapists will safeguard your comfort both during and after treatment. Aftercare and the avoidance of irritation is a key part of any Santi treatment, part of our holistic approach to skin care.
- Whether it’s a wax treatment prior to a pamper session or an express lunch break appointment, Santi offers high-end waxing expertise in an immaculate spa setting, right in the heart of South Kensington.
Pre and Post-Waxing Care: Essential Tips for Smooth and Healthy Skin
Waxing is a popular hair removal method that offers long-lasting results and smooth skin. To ensure a successful waxing experience and maintain the health of your skin, proper pre and post-waxing care is essential. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to prepare for a waxing session and take care of your skin afterward. By following these tips, you can minimize discomfort, prevent ingrown hairs, and maintain a smooth and healthy complexion between waxing appointments.
Preparing your skin before a waxing session is crucial to ensure optimal results and minimize potential issues. Follow these pre-waxing care tips to achieve the best outcomes:
Allow Sufficient Hair Growth:
For effective waxing, ensure that the hair is at least ¼ to ½ inch long. This allows the wax to adhere properly to the hair follicles for efficient hair removal. Avoid shaving or using other hair removal methods for at least two to three weeks before your waxing appointment.
Exfoliating your skin a day or two before your waxing session helps remove dead skin cells and allows the wax to grip the hair better. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub or a soft brush to avoid irritation. However, avoid exfoliating on the day of your waxing appointment, as it can make your skin more sensitive.
Keep your skin well-hydrated leading up to your waxing appointment. However, avoid applying moisturizers or oils on the day of the treatment, as they can create a barrier between the wax and the hair, making it less effective. Clean, dry skin ensures better adhesion of the wax.
Avoid Sun Exposure and Tanning
Direct sun exposure can make your skin more sensitive and prone to irritation during and after waxing. Additionally, avoid tanning beds or self-tanning products at least 48 hours before your waxing appointment, as they can increase skin sensitivity.
Communicate with Your Waxing Professional
Inform your waxing professional about any allergies, sensitivities, or medications you are currently taking. This will help them tailor the treatment and select the most suitable products for your skin type. Clear communication ensures a safe and effective waxing experience.
After your waxing session, proper post-waxing care is essential to soothe the skin, prevent ingrown hairs, and maintain a smooth and healthy complexion. Follow these tips to ensure optimal results:
Keep the Area Clean
Gently cleanse the waxed area with a mild, fragrance-free cleanser to remove any residue or wax remnants. Avoid using harsh soaps or products with fragrance, as they can irritate the skin.
Soothe and Calm the Skin
Apply a soothing gel or lotion specifically designed for post-waxing care. Look for products that contain ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, or tea tree oil, as they have calming and anti-inflammatory properties.
Avoid Heat and Friction
For the first 24 to 48 hours after waxing, avoid activities that generate heat or friction on the waxed area. This includes hot showers, steam rooms, saunas, intense workouts, and tight clothing. Heat and friction can irritate the skin and lead to redness or discomfort.
Keep your skin well-hydrated by moisturizing daily. Opt for a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer that is suitable for sensitive skin. Moisturizing helps maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier and prevents dryness or flakiness.
Avoid Touching or Scratching
Resist the urge to touch, scratch, or pick at the waxed area, as it can lead to irritation, infection, or ingrown hairs. Allow the skin to heal naturally and avoid any aggressive actions that may disrupt the hair follicles.
Prevent Ingrown Hairs
To prevent ingrown hairs, exfoliate the waxed area gently after 48 hours using a mild scrub or a soft brush. Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and allows the hair to grow properly without getting trapped beneath the skin’s surface.
Wear Loose-Fitting Clothing
Opt for loose-fitting clothing made of breathable fabrics in the days following your waxing session. Tight clothing can rub against the waxed area and cause irritation or ingrown hairs. Breathable fabrics help the skin recover more effectively.
Proper pre and post-waxing care is crucial for achieving smooth and healthy skin while minimizing discomfort and potential issues. By following these tips, you can prepare your skin for a successful waxing session and maintain its health afterward. Remember to communicate with your waxing professional, practice gentle exfoliation, moisturize appropriately, and follow post-waxing care instructions. Embrace the benefits of waxing and enjoy long-lasting results with smooth and radiant skin.