The best time to wax before a holiday is a couple of days before you jet off. This gives your skin time to recover from mild forms of irritation, such as redness, pimples and raised pores, that can often occur on sensitive spots like the bikini line and intimate areas.
Waxing causes trauma to the skin by removing hairs from the root so it’s very common to experience a touch of soreness and inflammation but the good news is that this usually subsides very quickly. It also leaves the pores open, which puts the skin at risk of potential infection. Holiday activities, like taking a dip in a chlorinated pool, lying on a sandy beach and swimming in the salty sea, can aggravate just-waxed skin, causing it to feel itchy and uncomfortable so it’s best to wait a couple of days for your skin to return to normal before you don your swimsuit and get on that jet ski.
Waxing before a holiday is a fabulous idea because it leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky for up to a month! It also simultaneously exfoliates your skin, preps it for fake tan and means you’ll never waste a single minute of your vacation on the annoyance of daily hair removal once you arrive at your destination. Plus, you’ll save some room in your cosmetics bag because you won’t have to pack razors, shaving foam, tweezers and epilators in your suitcase; more space for souvenirs!
Learn more about the benefits of waxing here and give your skin a break from the irritating effects of shaving on your next trip away.