Thanks for coming in! Here’s how to care for yourself after your treatment.
Please note: some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if this is your first wax. These symptoms should subside over the next 24 – 48 hours.
To prevent ingrown hairs: starting a few days after your appointment and then continuing a couple of times every week, exfoliate the areas you get waxed (ie. loofa, dry brush, face cloth).
These tips are to the clients discretion, if they feel their skin is not irritated, they may continue on as normal.
1. Stay out of the sun
The first 48 hours after waxing, your already delicate skin down there is even more vulnerable and susceptible to U.V. rays – so while you may be itching to get to the beach and in your bathing suit, keep in mind your skin and potential sun damage!
2. Avoid swimming
Not forever – but for at least 24hrs post wax! Avoid pools, large bodies of water, hot tubs, and/or even baths! While they may feel nice on the area, you may be more prone to infection from higher bacteria levels in the water.
3. Take showers instead of baths
Running water from the shower is not only cleaner than sitting in the bath, but if you are more likely to use a warmer temperature with your water – the running water on your skin is less irritating than being submersed.
4. High-fives only
This is a pretty standard rule for after your Bikini Wax – any kind of action “down there” can lead to chafing from friction, and extra discomfort!
5. Opt for loose clothing
Post-wax, we recommend sticking to loose, breathable fabrics for the more sensitive areas.
6. Avoid intense workouts
A valid reason to take a rest day! Physical activities such as running, aerobics or cycling can cause friction and sweating in sensitive waxed areas, which can be irritating. In other words, use this as an excuse to HIIT the couch for a couple days!