Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned customer, you must know how to properly care for your skin after a waxing session. To keep your skin smooth and clean, follow the four care tips outlined below.
Use a Cold Compress
Heat will bother your freshly waxed skin, so you should avoid hot baths and tubs for at least 24 hours after your session. Your skin is more susceptible to bacterial infections during this period. Therefore, as soon as you get home from your waxing appointment, place a cold compress on the waxed areas so your skin doesn’t become irritated. If you obtained body waxing, a cool shower will also work. By doing this, your skin won’t be as sensitive.
Be Careful With the Products You Apply
To keep skin irritability to a minimum, do not use scented products such as perfumes, creams, and lotions right after your wax. Instead, apply an after-wax cooling product, like aloe vera or cortisone cream. When you utilize the proper cream, redness and soreness will be subdued.
Don’t Bother the Bumps
You may find some bumps on the areas of your skin that underwent waxing. While you may be tempted to itch and pick at them, it’s best to leave them be. To keep them out of your eyesight, keep a cool cloth on top of the waxed areas. This way, you won’t feel the need to bother the bumps and make them worse.
Wear Loose Clothes
Wearing tight clothing following a waxing session can irritate your skin. To keep the areas unbothered, wear loose-fit clothes, such as sweatpants and a t-shirt. Your skin will be happy that you took this extra precaution for the days following your appointment.
Following your wax and between waxes, you must keep up with exfoliating and cleaning the waxed areas. This way, dead skin and other fragments won’t cause irritation, bumps or ingrown hairs. We typically recommend waiting 24 hours after your waxing session to exfoliate your skin. The waxing center you visit likely has creams and other exfoliators that you can purchase and take home with you.
Congratulations on getting waxed! When you follow these steps and take care of your skin between waxing appointments, you’ll be able to enjoy your smooth and clean skin even more. For more information, contact Brazils Waxing Center today.