• Note that getting a Brazilian or a bikini wax within two days before or after your period is not advisable. The area can be extremely sensitive during this time, which will make the procedure more painful. It can also be understandably difficult to wax while a client is on their period which is why most waxing centers ask that you do not schedule your appointment during this time. 
  • Be sure to shower before your waxing appointment! Rinse the area well and lightly exfoliate to reduce the likelihood of breakouts or irritation. Not only will this optimize your results, but it will be much appreciated by your waxer, as well!
  • Do not apply lotion or harsh skincare products (e.g. AHAs) to the area that is to be waxed. This can tamper with your waxing service. 
  • Hair growth should be at least ¼ inch in length, and it is not necessary to trim your hair before attending your appointment. The longer the hair the better it waxes off!
  • Accutane, Retin-A, or other prescription skincare medications make waxing risky for your skin. Thus, if you are taking these, you can only be tweezed, but not waxed.
  • Drink water and stay hydrated for best results and least pain.
  • You may take Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or another pain reliever 30 minutes before your appointment, if you feel that it will help. However, it is not necessary and waxing is generally less painful than people expect. Do not take too high of a dose, either, since this can thin your blood and cause excess bleeding around the hair follicle, which means the process will take longer!
  • Relax! Stress can actually increase your pain during waxing, which is why it is so important to have a waxer who will make sure you are perfectly comfortable before the procedure. 
  • Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I want you to feel safe and fully informed!

Tips for Preparing for Your Next Brazilian or Bikini Wax 


Preparing for Your First Brazilian or Bikini Wax 

Whether you’re coming in for a full Brazilian wax or a less-invasive Bikini wax, the experience can be intimidating. But rest assured, the results are worth it. Not only will you decrease the likelihood of itchiness and bumps normally caused by razors, but you can even change the patterns of your hair growth! While shaving often causes hair to grow back much thicker and coarser, removing the hair with wax pulls it from the root and causes it to grow back thinner and lighter. This means that the hair removal results will last significantly longer and that subsequent Brazilian or bikini waxes will be much easier on your skin. But don’t take my word for it. Women from all over the Inland Empire rave about their bikini waxing experience. You can read about them here.


Yet despite the wonderful results of waxing, you have probably heard that the process can be painful. You may be wondering how to prepare for your Brazilian/bikini wax and make the procedure more comfortable. First, know that waxing is not nearly as bad as people expect, especially if you follow the suggestions that are outlined below. With these general guidelines, your waxing appointment should be a breeze! brazilian waxing bikini waxing Redlands Yucaipa

While these tips can be helpful, it’s also important to note that you are unique and your skin will have its own special needs. This is why I take the time to monitor your results and adapt to your skin’s needs even after the procedure is done. Waxing is not just a service, it’s a collaborative effort to help you feel and look your absolute best. Because Let’s Face It… It’s Your Skin™😉

For decades, I have serviced clients from Redlands, CA, Yucaipa, CA, Calimesa, CA, and across the Inland Empire. The Skin Care by Rachel office is conveniently located in Redlands, CA. I always have new offers going up to give you the best care at some of the best prices available in Southern California. In fact, to welcome new customers, I will be offering a free Exfoliating Body Cloth Gift with your first Brazilian wax. Make your appointment today for this special offer as spots quickly fill up! Scheduling online is quick and easy with my online scheduler (available 24/7). You will receive Email Confirmations and Text Message reminders to help you manage your appointment time.