- Re-apply sunscreen if outdoors to waxed areas – physical sunscreens are best
- Avoid excessive heat to areas waxed – no heated Yoga directly after waxing, no swimming pools or spas/saunas or pedicures in nail salons as the water can be unhygienic
- No sun beds, solariums, spray tans
- For Bikini line, G-String + Brazilian waxes – apply talc powder or a barrier cream (Dermalogica After Sun Care, Bumper Eraser, Laser Aid) after waxing to prevent friction burns from clothing also Aloe Vera is great to use on waxed areas to help calm the skin and reduce swelling and itching
- Wear lose clothing where possible on treated areas – avoid tight jeans etc. after a leg wax or Bikini/G-String/Brazilian wax
- If red bumps come up on the skin after a wax, don’t panic they will go down – they are part of the histamine response from the skin – this is normal, for some people they will get it all the time and for others they will not
- For facial waxing avoid touching the skin – re-apply Aloe Vera or post treatment cream when needed to help restore hydration and protection to the skin
- No Vitamin A products or AHAs/BHAs on the skin post waxing for 48 hours
- If your prone to in-grown’s use an antibacterial wash like Phisohex that you can get from the chemist before waxing and 24 hours after waxing
- Exfoliate body before and after waxing (wait 24hours after waxing) to help prevent ingrown’s
- If the skin is a little reddened post treatment it will go down – this may take a couple of hours for some people – everyone is different
Hair grows in 3 stages (anagen, catagen, + telogen) and when we remove the hair we cannot tell what stage the hair is in, because of this, this will impact how fast the hair comes back. Medications, hormones + diet etc, can all affect the hair growth as well outcomes from waxing. If clients shave between waxing treatments this will also impact results.
*This is a general guide post waxing which is subject to change, depending on the individual + type of wax used.