Waxing After Care

After Waxing Care

To ensure maximum comfort and benefit after the treatment, it is important to follow the steps below at home:

  1. Avoid applying heat to the waxed area for 12 to 24 hours. This includes hot baths, sauna, and steam.
  2. The first time you shower after you waxing procedure, use an antibacterial cleanser, on the waxed area(s).
  3. If you were waxed in the bikini region, and you have sex before your first shower after waxing, don’t fall asleep, get up and clean the waxed area, using an antibacterial soap, to avoid bacterial build up, and infection.
  4. Pinking of the skin usually disappears within 6 to 8 hours after the waxing treatment. Slight pinking is normal.
  5. For a first waxing, when it has been more than a couple of months since being waxed, or if skin has been lifted, there can be discomfort for 3 to 5 days.  You can use an Antiseptic / Anesthetic spray, and / or an Antibiotic ointment, both are available over the counter.
  6. Break outs afterwards are common. Use an alcohol free “anti-acne” wipe following the treatment, and twice a day until breakouts are gone. I prefer Stridex in the red box.
  7. Avoid applying highly fragranced products to the waxed area. This includes, perfume, scented body lotions, anti-perspirants, cosmetics, or hygiene sprays (a mild, unscented, powder based deodorant can be helpful).
  8. Avoid using harsh abrasives or exfoliants in the waxed area. However if you are prone to in-grown hairs, the day after your waxing treatment, lightly exfoliate waxed area with a loofah, or other mechanical exfoliant to avoid future problems.
  9. Avoid sun tanning for 12 to 24 hours. This includes any strong ultraviolet (UV) light exposure or tanning bed treatments.
  10. Avoid applying high SPF sunblocks to the waxed area for 12-24 hours after the waxing service. Sunscreen chemicals can be irritating to newly waxed skin. This includes self-tanning products and tan accelerators.