Waxing is a popular option for keeping your skin smooth and hairless for weeks, but it shouldn’t be a spur-of-the-moment decision. Preparation is the key to soft smooth skin. Not only are there things you should do before your wax (read our earlier post on pre-wax prep), there are things you should do after your waxing service. Whether you’re waxing a smaller area like your eyebrows and upper lip or you’re getting a larger expanse such as your legs, back or chest waxed, your skin needs a little TLC to achieve the best results.
- Don’t wear tight panties for the next few days if you are having a bikini or Brazilian wax. Bring a clean pair of cotton panties to wear after your wax or go panty free for a day or two.
- Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small breakouts.
- If you are prone to histamine reactions, consider taking an anti-histamine before your service.
- Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 24 – 48 hours (bikini or Brazilian wax clients).
- Cool off with a cool temperature shower or bath.
- Keep the waxed area clean, but do not use harsh cleansers or creams for 24 hours post wax. Bump eRaiser Zesty Wash* thoroughly cleanses the skin without causing irritation.
- No tanning beds, saunas or steam rooms for the next two days.
- Two full days later use an exfoliating glove* in the shower to prevent ingrown hair or bumps.
- Avoid shaving between waxes.
- Prevent bumps and ingrown hairs with Bump eRaiser Triple Action lotion and Concentrated Serum*.
- Eliminate bumps and breakouts post wax with Bump eRaiser Medi Paste*.
- Schedule your next wax before you leave. Keeping to a schedule produces the best results. Your esthetician will recommend a time frame that will ensure the desired outcome.
*Available for purchase at Linde Esthetics Chesterfield Village.
If you have questions that are not covered in this blog, please reach out to me. I’m here to help.
As always, be beautiful, feel fabulous
Waxing is safe and effective, and there are very few side effects for most people. However, certain medications and skin types are more susceptible to problems than others, so please consult with a doctor if you have any concerns. It is important to let us know prior to your appointment as well as the esthetician performing your service if you are using Accutane*, Retin-A, Tazorac, or any other topical or oral medications. Using certain medications and topical creams or gels may effect the outcome of a waxing service.
*We cannot wax you if you are on Accutane or for 12 months after ceasing to use Accutane.