How to care for your skin after waxing
Leaving the skin feeling smooth, soft and hair-free for up to four weeks, waxing is a fantastic form of semi-permanent hair removal. However, the skin can feel more sensitive than usual immediately after a treatment and might need some extra TLC. Here’s how to care for your skin post-wax:
- Your therapist will apply a moisturising cream or oil to your skin to¬†instantly relieve discomfort, redness and skin sensitivity after your treatment. This will be sufficient¬†to protect your skin from infection on the day of your wax. In fact, Sienna X¬†Cooling Creme contains anti-bacterial tee tree oil, making it a versatile moisturiser and anti-septic in one.
- If you’ve had a bikini wax, wear loose cotton¬†underwear immediately after your treatment to reduce friction against your open pores and eliminate the risk of bumps and irritation against sensitive areas.
- Avoid touching your¬†skin, even if it feels sore, to guarantee it¬†remains bacteria-free.
- Steer clear of chlorinated swimming pools, saunas and jacuzzis for 24 hours so that your open pores have time to close up.
- The day after your wax apply a cream or lotion over your skin to moisturise away any dryness.
- Waxing is an exfoliating treatment that removes the dead cells on the surface of the skin along with unwanted hairs. It also reduces the risk of developing those ingrown hairs that often arise with¬†other types of hair removal, such as shaving, because it pulls each hair out from its root. However, once your hair begins to grow back, it’s useful to exfoliate your skin with a body brush or gentle exfoliating product to encourage the new follicles to grow up and out of the skin rather than inwards.
- Don’t shave in between waxing treatments. Allow the hair to grow back and have it waxed again to reduce hair growth over the long term.