Whether you are a waxing veteran or a newbie, you need to prep your skin with an equal amount of care before each waxing session. Everyone has different skin concerns and skin types, but we have curated a small routine that you could follow along with your regular skincare for flawless waxing and supple skin. With a solid skincare and prep routine, you could also avoid rashes, bumps, breakouts, and ingrown hair which are common after-effects of waxing.

Here’s more intel into why prepping your skin is an absolute must before waxing!

Why Prepping Your Skin Before Waxing is Crucial


Proper skin preparation not only enhances the effectiveness of the waxing process but also ensures a more comfortable experience for the individual undergoing the procedure.

Key Reasons to Prep Your Skin Before Waxing

  1. Enhanced Wax Adherence: A well-prepped skin surface ensures that the wax adheres more firmly to the hair, leading to cleaner pulls and less residue.
  2. Reduced Pain and Discomfort: Properly prepped skin tends to experience less pain and discomfort during the waxing process as it minimizes pulling on the skin.
  3. Minimized Risk of Irritation: Prepping removes excess oils, dirt, and dead skin cells, reducing the chance of post-waxing irritation or ingrown hairs.
  4. Smoother Waxing Results: When the skin is adequately prepped, the wax can grip the hairs more effectively, leading to smoother results and longer-lasting smoothness.
  5. Prevents Unwanted Side Effects: Without proper prep, there's a higher risk of side effects like bruising, redness, or even burns from the wax being too hot or adhering too strongly.
  6. Economical Use of Wax: With a well-prepped skin surface, you often require less wax, making the process more efficient and cost-effective in the long run.

Pre-Waxing Sprays: Your Best Shot at Skin Prepping

Ever heard of a pre-waxing spray and wondered, "What's the buzz about?" 

Let’s start at the very beginning.

What is pre-wax spray?

Well, it's like a primer for your skin before the main event. Pre-wax spray is a product that you use before waxing to maximize the effectiveness of waxing and minimize pain and discomfort. It ensures that your skin is ready to be waxed and helps the wax stick better to the skin. Think of it as that gentle whisper to your skin saying, "Hey, we've got this!" Curious to see one in action? Check out Tress Wellness's Pre-Waxing Spray – it might just be the game-changer you've been looking for!

The Tress Wellness Pre-wax spray is formulated especially to give you a flawless waxing experience. 

Ensures Cleaner Wax Pulls: Imagine trying to pull out a sticker without loosening its edges. Tricky, right? A pre-waxing spray does just that – it loosens up the hair follicles, making the wax pull cleaner and more effective.

Reduces Redness and Irritation: Nobody likes those post-wax red spots or irritations. With a pre-waxing spray, it's like giving your skin a protective shield, ensuring it stays calm and less irritated.

Hydrates and Softens: Ever dreamt of having that salon-like softness post-wax? The spray not only hydrates your skin but also softens it, giving you that luxurious feel every time.

Packed with skin-loving ingredients- One of the hero ingredients of the Tress Wellness pre-waxing spray is allantoin.  Allantoin is known for its soothing and skin-regenerating properties. It is also packed with glycerine and olive oil, ingredients that hydrate and plump your skin.

Where can I get my pre-wax spray? 


The Tress Wellness pre-wax spray is available with the Tress Wellness all-in-one waxing kit. Additionally, you can also purchase the waxing duo- pre-wax spray and after-wax spray and sort both your prep and aftercare worries about waxing. 

5. How to Use Pre-Waxing Spray Effectively

Alright, let's get down to business! Using a pre-waxing spray isn't rocket science, but a few tips can make all the difference:

  1. Cleanse First: Start with clean, dry skin. A quick wash helps remove any oils or residues.
  2. Shake It Up: Give that bottle a good shake. This ensures all the ingredients mix well for maximum effect.
  3. Spray Evenly: Hold the bottle about 6 inches away from the area and spray in a steady motion. Remember, a little goes a long way!
  4. Wait a Moment: Allow the spray to settle and do its magic for a minute or two. This gives it time to prep your skin and hair follicles.
  5. Proceed with Waxing: Once you've let the spray work its charm, it's time for the waxing session. Notice the smoother pulls and less discomfort? That's the magic of a well-prepped skin!

Here's a little video tutorial of arm prepping and waxing!


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There you go! That’s how easy it is to get your skin all ready for waxing. 

Prime it Up: More Pre-Waxing Tips and Tricks

While the pre-waxing spray is a hero product in prepping your skin for the big pull, there are a few more things that you can do to complement your pre-wax spray.  

Cleanse. Nourish. Repeat!

Keeping your skin fresh, clean, and nourished is an essential step in the days leading to your waxing session. We often limit our skincare to our faces, but arms, legs, bikini area, and the whole body require as much care and hydration. Proper cleansing ensures that dirt and oil don’t accumulate on your skin because that interrupts a good waxing. 

This is especially required if you are going for a bikini or a Brazilian wax. These areas are usually covered and do not get to breathe as much, and hence they get sweatier than other parts. Hop in the shower and do a good cleanse every day. Your skin needs nourishment and moisture regularly. Dry, flaky, and irritated skin can be worsened by the effects of warm wax and pulling. But, here’s a tip! Do not moisturize on the waxing day because wax doesn’t stick well to oily skin.

Efficient Exfoliation for Perfect Prep

You’ve probably heard this way too many times that exfoliation is a must to prep your skin for waxing, and that’s because it is that crucial. Exfoliation removes the dead skin cells, oils, and dirt that are not usually removed by just cleansing. Your scrubs penetrate deeper to give you absolutely fresh and squeaky-clean skin. 


Have ingrown hair? Exfoliate! Have strawberry skin? Exfoliate! Have flaky skin? Exfoliate! (gently!) The benefits are numerous, but you need to do it on a regular basis. Once or twice every week is ideal if you are someone who prefers waxing as a method of hair removal. You can use your scrubbing mitts and loofahs twice a week to cleanse your body, but do include a body scrub or body washes with active ingredients for gentle exfoliation.

If you are going for a bikini wax, then you could gently exfoliate the inner thigh areas and just above the pubic bone. Use a mild exfoliant because the skin in these areas is usually thin and sensitive. However, if you are thinking of going down south to exfoliate, don’t! You do not need to use a whole lot of things in your genitals because they mess up the PH level of the area. Just a mild intimate wash on a regular basis, and you’re all set for your next session of Brazilian.

Schedule and Reschedule

Believe it or not, waxing requires some scheduling if you want to do it right. It is the best way of hair removal if you can schedule it right. For instance, if you have undergone any facial or skin treatment, it is advisable that you do not follow up on your waxing routine right after the procedure. Exposure to long hours of sun exposure, and tanning can irritate your skin causing inflammation, redness, and breakouts. Do not schedule waxing too soon after you have been highly exposed to the sun. Give your skin a week’s time to rejuvenate.

Now, for the most debated topic!

Should you wax during your period? 

Yes, you absolutely can! But if you are trying to minimize the pain you feel from waxing, then scheduling it for a later time might help. During your period, your skin is extra sensitive making your waxing experience more painful than it usually is, even if you have high pain tolerance. So, pick a time of the month a week before you get your period, or anytime after, and you should be good to go!

Tress tip- let your hair grow out a bit, almost a quarter of an inch before you wax, and you’ll have the best waxing experience!

Skin Prep and Pre-Wax: Frequently Asked Questions


 Should I use pre-wax spray?

Absolutely! Pre-wax spray acts as a prep layer for your skin before waxing. It helps to cleanse the skin, removing any residues that might interfere with the waxing process. Additionally, it can help reduce discomfort and ensure a smoother wax pull. If you want a more efficient and less painful waxing experience, pre-wax spray is a must-have.

Do you need pre-wax spray?

While you can technically wax without a pre-wax spray, using one significantly enhances the overall waxing process. Think of it like priming a wall before painting; it ensures a smoother, more even outcome. Pre-wax sprays are formulated to prepare the skin, ensuring better adhesion of the wax and reducing potential irritations. So, while it's not a strict necessity, it's highly recommended for optimal results.

What does pre-wax spray do?

Pre-wax spray serves multiple purposes. Firstly, it cleanses the skin, removing oils, residues, and impurities that might hinder the waxing process. This ensures that the wax adheres better to the hair, leading to cleaner wax pulls. Secondly, it helps in hydrating and softening the skin, making the process more comfortable. Additionally, a quality pre-wax, like the Tress Wellness pre-wax spray, can reduce redness and irritation post-waxing, leaving your skin feeling refreshed. 

What alternatives can I use instead of pre-wax spray?

If you're looking for alternatives to pre-wax spray, consider using witch hazel for its soothing properties, aloe vera gel to hydrate and create a barrier, or talcum powder to absorb excess oils. Some also opt for a mild alcohol-based cleanser or a thin layer of natural oils like coconut or jojoba. While these can work in a pinch, a dedicated pre-wax spray often provides the best results for a smoother waxing experience.

There you go! Your little guide to having perfectly prim and primed skin before waxing. Follow all our tips and get ready for the smoothest waxing ride of your life. Get your pre-wax ready and get waxing!

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