After Care Don’ts
For the first 24 hours after a waxing service, avoid the following to prevent irritating the skin:
◾Touching or scratching the waxed area
◾Exfoliating the waxed area
◾ Don’t take hot showers or baths for 24 hours, We suggest a warm/cool shower or bath. Ensure the water runs off the waxed area and you do not scrub this area, wash gently.
◾Perspiration and friction on the waxed area
◾Sauna’s and stream rooms
◾Exercise, gyms and swimming for 24 hours
◾Sunbathing, sunbeds or any sunlight and UV exposure. Sweat can infect open follicles and heat can irritate the waxed area. Remember to book your wax 2 days before you go on holiday, to allow the follicles enough time to close and the skin to calm down
◾Applying products to the waxed area such as deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes, self-tanning products scented creams/lotions, etc. for 24 hours.
◾ Avoid tight fitted clothing that may cause friction to the waxed area
After Care Do’s
It is not unusual to have a break out after your first waxing session. Regular waxing sessions at 4 to 6 week intervals will give you smoother results, less ingrowns, and no more break outs!
After your waxing service, you may expect the area to be red, some may experience blood spots due to thicker, courser hair and the area may feel tender and tingle.
To soothe and calm the skin we suggest regularly applying an Aloe Vera gel. This will rehydrate the skin and sooth any distort you may experience. Tea tree oil can also be applied to the area for its anti-bacterial properties in ensuring the area remains bacteria free.
3-10 days after your waxing service, you need to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs. The skin will close over the follicles and new hair may get trapped causing ingrown hairs.
Gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a body scrub. Start this routine 2-3 days after the waxing treatment. It is essential that you perform this routine between days 3-10 after your wax service. Remember to not over exfoliate as this can cause damage to the skin.
Follow your exfoliation with an enriching and nourishing moisturizer. This process will prevent ingrown hairs and ensure that your next wax is easier and a little less painful.
It is important that you plan your waxing treatments. Your maintenance schedule will depend on your hormones, your natural hair growth cycle and other requirements. You will notice that new hair will start to grow back within 2-3 weeks. We suggest follow up appointments 3-4 weeks for facial waxing and 4-6 weeks for body waxing.