Jax Wax Australia’s national training manager, Michele Hetherington, explains how to keep your clients waxing during the ‘allergy season’.

World famous for its dazzling wildflowers, Australia is home to the largest collection on earth with more than 12,000 species of colourful blooms including 60 per cent that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet.

Inspired by the beauty and fragrance of this unique landscape, Jax Wax Australia has created a range of high quality waxing products along with advanced treatment procedures to guarantee improved waxing treatments.

However, with this amazing natural beauty also comes unwelcome hay fever. The biggest allergy trigger in spring is pollen. Trees, grasses and flowers release tiny particles into the air which can be irritating to people who suffer from allergies.

These particles send the body’s defences haywire. The immune system mistakenly sees the pollen as a danger and releases antibodies that attack the allergens. This leads to the release of chemicals called histamines into the body. Histamines stimulate the runny nose, itchy eyes and other unwanted symptoms of hay fever.

In spring, the skin is also exposed to invisible airborne allergens which can lead to release of histamine in some individuals.  Increased levels of histamine in some people during Spring can lead to their skin being more reactive especially around the eyes, cheeks and nose.  We educate therapists on how to take extra care waxing facial areas during springtime to avoid unnecessary adverse reactions.

Working as the national training manager for Jax Wax Australia, I develop treatment plans that give therapists the skills and confidence to wax more efficiently and provide a better service for their clients.

Jax Wax Australia’s range of hot and strip waxes are individually formulated to adjust to all climates and skin conditions.  Our pre- and post- waxing products are designed to ensure effective hair removal and that the skin is protected during seasonal changes.

Jax Wax Australia recommends the following treatment advice for waxing facial areas in Spring.

An initial consultation will let you know if your client suffers from hay fever or any other type of allergy and will give you valuable information regarding medications, illnesses and previous methods of hair removal that will help you plan the waxing treatment.

If your client already suffers from hay fever they may take an antihistamine before arriving for their waxing treatment.  However, therapists should not suggest medication and it is best to direct them to a doctor or pharmacy for medical advice.

To avoid skin irritation, lifting of skin or hypersensitivity, Jax Wax Australia recommend the use of hot/hard wax for all areas of facial waxing.

Be sure to inspect the skin before the treatment, the client should always be made aware of your findings which are then recorded on their client card for future reference.

For more information phone Jax Wax Australia on (03) 5943 2422 or visit www.adamandeve.net.au



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