Brazilian Waxing Matthews, NC

Before and After Waxing Care

Learn what to do before and after your visit

Waxing or sugaring can leave the skin vulnerable and sensitive, so it's essential to take care of your skin before and after your appointment. Sweet Honey Brazilian Wax provides a list of waxing do's and don'ts that will help give you the best results.

If it's your first time getting waxed, or even if it's not, here are a few things to consider before your appointment:

  • If you have been shaving, you must let your hair grow out for at least two weeks; it has to be the size of a rice grain.
  • Gently exfoliate the skin before waxing and loosen the hair follicles between your wax appointments.
  • Exfoliating your skin with a sugar scrub or exfoliating gloves is important to keep your pores unclogged from dead skin, so when your new hair is growing out, it will have a free way to cross your skin without ingrow.
  • If you're waxing for a special event, try coming in 2 to 3 days prior.
  • Keep the area being waxed free of any lotion or oil.
  • If you take Accutane, you must stop use for at least six months before getting a wax.
  • If you have had a chemical peel, you must wait four weeks before getting a wax.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure or tanning for a few days before waxing.

Please read carefully for the following WARNINGS, if you are on any of those products, wax services CAN NOT be done:

  • Accutane, Renova, Glycolic ACID, Tretinoin, Tazorac, Adapalene, Alustra, Salicylic, Avage, Pro-Active, Isotretinoin, Avita, Apricot Scrub, Differin, Benzoyl Peroxide, Retin-A, Tazarotene, Neutrogena Scrub, Strivectin.


Please let us know if you have experienced any difficulties with waxing before. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

After your waxing appointment
  • Your skin may be sensitive, so it's best to let your hair follicles heal and avoid touching the area, wearing tight clothing, or exercising. It would be best to avoid exposure to the sun, hot tubs, saunas, or pools. Your hair follicles are open and may be vulnerable to bacteria.
  • Heavy oil, perfumes, or lotions may cause ingrown hairs. And be sure to exfoliate the area 48 hours after a wax to help prevent ingrown hairs.


You may experience skin sensitivity/thinning, which can result in skin lifting (burn) from:

Sunburned skin, Retinol, Antibiotics, Blood thinner medications, Certain medical conditions, or other medical conditions not listed.
Call 980-339-5983 to learn more about the dos and don'ts of pre-and post-waxing skincare.