How often should I get a facial?
Because your skin cells typically recycle about every 28 days, it is recommended that you get a facial once a month. A monthly facial will provide you with a deep cleansing of your pores and a skin toning. The only time this can vary is if you are doing a series, which in this case you would go in more often for a short period of time before you move to a maintenance schedule.
Why should I go to a professional?
When seeking out a pro to address your skin, you get more specialized care for your situation. Following a protocol set forth by your esthetician can help rejuvenate tired-looking skin. When you get a facial from an esthetician, she can examine your skin for issues and help you design an at-home skin care regimen that will keep your skin looking refreshed and healthy longer. Also, whether you opt for regular facials or facial treatments, both can result in clearer and healthier skin.
What is the difference between a facial and a treatment?
Usually a facial will be a European style facial. It will include cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, massage of face, neck and shoulders and moisturizing. In a treatment, we are typically attacking a certain issue(s) so while we do most of the steps in a facial, it usually does not include extensive massage.
How can I tell if I have healthy skin?
If your skin is healthy, your face will have:
- Even color: Blotchiness, spots, and dark circles can be signs of unhealthy skin.
- Smooth Texture: Acne, pimples, and bumps may indicate unhealthy skin.
- Hydration: Dry, flaky skin can signal a problem.
- Normal sensations: Itchy or burning skin is not a good sign.
Recent changes in skin’s characteristics can also indicate that you have unhealthy skin.
What makes Depilar System™ treatments better than laser hair removal?
Both Depilar System™ treatments and laser hair removal can result in permanent hair removal. Also, both treatments require multiple applications over a period of time to permanently remove hair.
Unlike laser hair removal treatments, Depilar System™ treatments do not have the risk of burning your skin since no laser is involved. These treatments are also less expensive than laser treatments.
Instead, Depilar System™ treatments use a lotion that is smoothed into your skin following a waxing treatment. This allows the treatment to target the hair follicles, not your skin.
For more information on the treatments, visit the Depilar System™ website.
Is there any way to reduce ingrown hairs after waxing?
Yes. Clean Slate offers private-label products to help prevent ingrown hairs. Two of the products, which are offered in a kit, help release the hair from under your skin and then gently exfoliate your skin, leaving a smooth surface with no bumps. The third product can help if you have more sensitive skin that needs a little “toughening” before and after your waxing. All of the products are paraben free, toxic free, and organic.
Will I break out after waxing?
The most common areas of breakouts are the chest, back, and face upon starting a new hair removal journey. While it does not happen to everyone, it can happen. These areas usually have fewer breakouts over time as the skin adjusts to the new hair removal method. Clean Slate Skin.Hair.Nails does have products to help elevate this condition and will help take you to the next level.
What is a Brazilian wax?
Often referred to as a full bikini wax, a Brazilian wax is the removal of most or all of your pubic hair. This includes the sensitive areas surrounding the labia for women and scrotum for men. (Yes, there are male Brazilian waxing treatments.)
In some cases a strip of hair, referred to as a “landing strip,” may be left after a Brazilian wax.
Is there anything I should avoid after waxing?
Yes. In order to reduce the chance of irritation, redness, or breakouts, after your waxing treatment you should avoid:
- Heavy exercising for at least 24 hours
- Sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 24 hours
- Taking a hot shower or using a hot tub for four hours
- Wearing tight clothing in waxed area
- Using exfoliating products on waxed area
How long does your hair have to be for waxing?
Many people insist that your hair needs to be one-fourth of an inch long for waxing. However, at Clean Slate, we can easily remove hair as short as one-eighth of an inch.
Is there such a thing as painless waxing?
Painless waxing? No, you aren’t going to get a pain-free waxing (unless you have a high pain threshold). However, there are several ways that you can minimize your discomfort and experience a nearly painless waxing.
One important factor to get a virtually painless waxing is to find a licensed esthetician who is known for her gentle waxing technique. Other ways to reduce pain from waxing, include:
- Use hard wax at low temperatures.
- Take ibuprofen or other over-the-counter pain reliever prior to waxing appointment.
- Avoid a bikini or Brazilian wax until after your period when your pain threshold is higher.
- Do not get a lip wax when you have a cold or are just recovering from a cold. (A cold can cause the skin below your nose to become more sensitive.)
- Relax and remember to breathe during your treatment. (Tensing up will keep you focused on the potential pain.)
Does waxing make your hair grow back thicker?
It is a myth that waxing creates thicker hair re-growth. You were born with a certain number of hair follicles, and waxing doesn’t increase this.
In some cases, regular, properly done waxing can actually cause your hair to grow back finer.
Is waxing better than shaving?
This depends on several factors, including:
- How quickly your hair grows
- The coarseness of your hair
- Your skin’s sensitivity level
- The frequency you get ingrown hairs from shaving
If you have thicker or fast-growing hair on your legs or other areas that you have unwanted hair, waxing can be a better option than shaving. Since waxing pulls your hair out by the root, your hair could take up to two weeks to grow back. This can save you considerable time and effort if you have to shave daily or even every other day. If you have finer, less noticeable hair, you may not shave as often, so either method would probably be fine for you.
Because waxing has the potential to cause irritation or discomfort (especially if you use an at-home waxing kit), waxing is not always recommended for people with sensitive skin. However, at Clean Slate, the combination of our low-temperature wax and waxing technique typically reduce little to no irritation and pain, even for sensitive skin.