Aftercare is very important for producing a beautiful result.
It is important to care for the waxed area properly after treatment to prevent ingrown hairs, breakouts, or other reactions. Following these guidelines will ensure your skin is cared for properly over the next few days and during hair re-growth.
Things to avoid in the first 24 Hours:
Your hair follicles will be open after your treatment so it is important to avoid the following for 24 hours after your wax. Keep the waxed area clean and avoid heat and friction during the next 24-48 hours.
No hot baths or showers (tepid water only
No saunas, hot tubs, or steam rooms.
No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds, or fake tans
No sport, gym work, or other exercises.
Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.
Avoid sexual contact (intimate treatments only
Wear clean, loose-fitting clothes.
Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.
Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions, or other products to the area, other than those recommended by your technician.
In-grown hairs look initially like a small red spot. It is important to remove the ingrown hair as soon as possible to prevent it from becoming an abscess.
Tanning lotions, alkaline cosmetics, after-shave products containing alcohol, and bars of soap leave a film on the body that could cause ingrown hairs. It is best to avoid these for at least 48 hours post-grooming.
Moisturize the area every day to keep the skin supple and help new hairs to grow safely.
Always have a tepid shower - not hot after dry exfoliating, using shower gel rather than soap as it won’t dehydrate the skin. After your shower, simply pat dry and apply some moisturize the skin with a light product (similar to E45 Lotion - not E45 Cream This keeps the skin supple and encourages new hairs to grow through. You may notice a small amount of fine hair re-growth after a week or so.
As hair grows it can take 2 - 3 treatments to ‘normalize’ your hair growth that gives a maximum hair-free window. Hair needs to be around 3 - 5 mm long before it can be successfully removed by waxing so please resist shaving between your appointments.
The side effects listed here are merely examples and are not intended to be exhaustive. You may experience quickly-dissipating or mild discomfort when the wax removes hair from its root. Taking antibiotics may make the skin more sensitive and susceptible to some skin lifting. Please be aware that waxing may cause inflammation, welts, hives, skin lifting, and reddening or small breakouts due to bacteria being pulled out with the hair or sensitivity or allergy to the wax. This is usually not severe and may subside within a few days. If you have a reaction, apply a topical antibiotic such as Neosporin, apply ice, and stay out of the sun, and use an SPF 30 sunblock.