Immediately after your wax it’s normal for a little bit of redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours and is normally due to a histamine reaction. Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it’s important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free.
– No sunbathing for at least 12 hours (have your waxing done at least the day BEFORE you go on holiday)
– No swimming in a chlorinated pool for 24 hours
– Same for spa baths or saunas
– Avoid applying any topical lotions for at least 12 hours (fragrances and other lubricants can cause a burning sensation)
– Also avoid touching the waxed area to ensure it remains bacteria free
– Use a tea tree oil based product to apply to the area for it’s anti-bacterial qualities.
3-10 Days after waxing as your skin closes over the follicles, the next consideration is to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs. This is when new, often softer hair can get trapped under the skin. A few simple measures can easily avoid this situation. Here’s where the “do’s” come in:
– Use a soft brush or exfoliating glove to gently buff the area every 2-3 days – this is particularly important after about day 3 through to about the 10 day mark. It doesn’t need to be hard scrubbing, just a gentle exfoliation.
Following aftercare advice will ensure your smoother for longer and make each wax after a lot easier.
Having a good wax aftercare product is essential to prevent ingrown hairs and some also slow down hair growth leaving you smoother for longer. This is one I personally use and it's brilliant! Don't need to use much so it lasts a while. Just be careful of brands that have salicylic acid (which is a great topical solution) as they tend to dry the skin so make sure to use a moisturiser as well.