We put ourselves through so much to get the soft, smooth skin we want. Shaving, waxing, and exfoliating are all a lot of work! Now, no one wants to deal with pain or discomfort after their latest waxing appointment. Therefore, taking care of your skin after a waxing appointment is imperative to prevent ingrown hairs and irritation. Right from a Hair Studio esthetician in Northbridge, MA, here are the best aftercare tips for your post-wax self.
Take It Easy
If you just finished a full leg or bikini wax, it’s a good time to give yourself a day to relax! Limit exercise, tanning, or other rigorous activities. The perfect excuse to put on your flowy, comfortable clothing to avoid irritation and friction.
Avoid The Sun
If you’re getting the summer waxing sessions out of the way, it might be for some fun in the sun. Although, avoiding the sun for a few days is recommended. After a waxing session, your skin is delicate and vulnerable, even more so to the sun’s harsh UV rays. In order to prevent permanent sun damage, wait at least 48 hours before tanning outdoors.
Avoid Swimming & Hot Tubs
Avoid swimming pools, baths, hot tubs, and other large bodies of water for a few days after a wax. This is because they can harbor bacteria and can increase your risk of infection. No one wants to deal with that! It’s best to keep your fresh wax as clean as possible. On the other hand, showering is still okay! Running water from the shower is safer, whereas sitting in a bathtub or pool increases your chances of an infection.
The day or two after a wax, lightly exfoliating can help remove dead skin cells to prevent pesky ingrown hairs. But be careful not to over-exfoliate! You want to scrub lightly to boost circulation before your shower. It will help keep your skin soft, prevent unwanted bumps, and reduce the chance of ingrown hairs.
Your Esethtican in Northbridge
The Hair Studio has a team of estheticians in Northbridge who are here to assess and provide the services you need for that extra shine. For a full view of our services, visit our website. To make an appointment, call The Hair Studio at 508-234-7113.