While it is recommended that you exfoliate your body regularly (with a body scrub or bath mitt) pre-wax exfoliation should be done 24-48 hours before waxing.
Dry brushing every day in circular motions towards the heart is not just great for keeping the skin soft but it also helps to prevent in-grown hairs.
Taking a bath or shower before your appointment will open up the pores and allow the hairs to come out less painfully. Your therapist will appreciate it too!
Do not use moisturiser or deodorant on underarms or use any product which may cause a barrier to the wax and irritate the skin.
Long hair can be more painful to wax, trimming the hair in the area to be waxed is recommended:
First time clients should have growth of about 1.5cm
Regular waxes can trim a little tighter; between 0.5cm and 1cm
Wear loose comfortable clothing
Wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment and for a few hours after. This will prevent irritation and allow the pores to breath.
If you have a very low threshold of pain, take an over the counter painkiller 20-30 minutes before your appointment.