Frequently Asked Questions

Waxing FAQs

Why Wax?

Waxing is a great alternative to shaving. Waxing results can last 4-6 weeks and you never have to worry about razor burn!  The only down side of waxing is that you may experience and increase in ingrown hairs. With regular exfoliation this problem wont be anything to worry about. 

Does Waxing Have to Hurt?

Nourish Skin Care Studio retails “No Scream Cream” the best over the counter numbing cream specifically designed for waxing comfort. This cream is best used on small areas like lip, bikini or Brazilian areas. Just apply the cream 40 minutes before your appointment. Be careful not to rub the cream fully into the skin, there should be a white film on the surface that will absorb over the 40 min. 

What is “No Scream Cream”?

No Scream Cream is the best numbing cream specifically designed for waxing sensitive areas. The active ingredient is 20% Benzocaine which is the highest amount you can get in OTC products. Directions for use: NO-SCREAM CREAM should be applied 30-45 minutes before waxing. It should be applied as a fairly thick layer and should not be rubbed in to the skin like lotion. Once the cream is thick and white STOP! And let the cream absorb into the skin on its own. The skin should appear white after NO-SCREAM CREAM is applied and will absorb into the skin in about 5-10 minutes. NO-SCREAM CREAM isn’t messy or greasy, wont harm clothing and you can get dressed as usual.

NO-SCREAM CREAM can be used on all areas of the body. Including bikini area, lip, eyebrows, underarms and legs. NO-SCREAM CREAM will not interfere with the waxing process.

Do not use if allergic to Benzocaine, Lidocaine, Novacaine, etc.

What are Post Waxing Guidelines?

Post-Waxing Care:  Everyone reacts differently to waxing.  If this is your first time, it is important to take precaution.

  • Sensitivity may be experienced in the area waxed for the next 24-48 hours.
  • Avoid heat.  No tanning, sun bathing, hot tubs or saunas for 48 hours after your treatment.  Since a layer of dead skin cells have been removed, sun and or heat exposure can burn the skin. SPF is always a good idea.
  • Refrain from taking a hot bath or exercising for 2 hours following your treatment.
  • Apply a cold compress to sooth the skin if you experience sensitivity or irritation after your treatment. Polysporin cream also reduces the redness and irritation following your treatment.
  • Exfoliate daily 48 hours after your treatment.  We offer a nice selection of exfoliating products to help you maintain your wax and eliminate ingrown hairs.  Try our “Sand Your Ground exfoliating paste” to keep ingrown hairs at bay.

At Nourish Skin Care Studio all instruments are sanitized and we enforce a strict “no double dipping” policy, meaning that we never dip the same applicator in the vat of wax once it has been used.

How Long Does My Hair Have To Be?

Roughly 2 weeks or 1/4” is the ideal length in order to get the best waxing result.

What Type Of Wax Do You Use?

I use Relax N’ Wax cream wax, rose wax and hard wax.  

What are the contraindications?

Contraindications for waxing are:

WARNING: Waxing is never done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.

  • Accutane (Acne medication) – You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.
  • Adapalene (Acne medication)
  • Alustra (Retin A)
  •  Avage (See Tazorac – Acne medication)
  • Avita (See Retin A)
  • Differin (Acne medication)
  • Isotretinoin (See Accutane)
  • Renova (See Retin A)
  • Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)
  • Tazarac (Acne medication)
  • Tazarotene (See Tazorac)
  • Tretinoin (See Retin A)

CAUTION: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your technician. These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.

  • Other Acne medications not listed above
  • Bleaching agents for hair (used mostly for upper lip)
  • Bleaching agents for pigmentation of skin (Hydraquinone, Trilumena)

Previous chemical depilatories such as Nair

  • Benzoyl Peroxide (ProActive)
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic, Lactic)
  • Oral Antibiotics
  • Topical Antibiotics
  • Retinol
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Other exfoliants

Facial/Skin Care FAQs

Do Facials Hurt?

No, facials should never really hurt. During exfoliation or extractions there might be some discomfort but never painful. 

What Is a Facial?

A facial is a great way to address skin concerns like acne, aging skin, dry or dehydrated skin. As a professional skin care professional I will analyze your skin, and address any concerns you wish to improve. From there we can compile a professional home care regimen for the results you desire. Facials are recommended roughly every 4-6 weeks depending on the skin concern we are addressing Facials are also a great way to relax as many clients see this as an opportunity to take a well deserved rest.    

Why Do I Need A Facial?

 Getting a professional facial ensures a deep cleaning, professional exfoliation, pro extractions, and a chance to relax and unwind. Everyone can benefit from having a facial. Come in and see for yourself! 

Why Are Facials So Costly?

When you go in for a professional facial you are not just buying products to be used. You're investing in a professional that has dedicated years into this industry and is there to work with you in your skin care journey from start to finish. By using products high in active, beneficial ingredients you and your skin care professional are able to get the best results as fast as possible. 

What are the post care instructions after I get a facial?

Take it easy! Don't go home and wash your face, you could strip it from all the nutrient rich products we just finished putting on. Be cautious of the sun, after professional exfoliation your skin is more susceptible to sun damage since the dead skin cells on the surface have been removed. Always use a broad based sun protection or a wide brimmed hat.   

What Are Contraindications?

Contraindications are a list of health conditions that are contradictory to the service you are looking to receive. For example, pregnancy is a big contraindication and certain steps and or equipment should be avoided. Always be honest and truthful with you skin care professional so we can take the necessary steps in providing the best care for you.

Contact Us

Kim Parent
Nourish Skin Care Studio
Mint Salon Block at Tidewater
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite #108
Falmouth, ME 04105

(207) 274-7060


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