Bikini Waxing AfterCare
Taking care of your waxed areas afterwards is just as important as the waxing itself. Follow the advice of your therapist and refer to the guide below on what not to do. The following reactions are quite common and are perfectly normal temporary reactions. The symptoms will subside in a day or two.
Bumps and redness
If you experience persistent redness and soreness, contact your therapist.
It is important to keep the waxed area clean and avoid any friction or heat during the first 48 hours. This means you should:
Avoid any kind of extreme heat for the first 24 hours. This includes hot baths/showers, saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzis as it can aggravate the skin while the pores are still open. It is also possible for you to pick up an infection from a public place.
Stay away from any heat or massage treatments for the next 24 hours.
Limit your exposure to ultraviolet light, including sunbathing and sun beds. It can cause your skin to burn.
Avoid getting a fake tan for the next 24 hours.
Avoid swimming in pools that are chlorinated.
Do not apply any deodorant or perfume to the waxed area for the next two days as it can make the area really sore.
Do not wear any tight clothing following the waxing treatment for the first 48 hours as it can aggravate the skin in the waxed area.
Since waxing removes all the dead skin, the skin may be a little lighter after the treatment but the skin should regain its original colour within a couple of hours.
Dry brush the waxed area a couple of times during the week. Get yourself a brush that you would use to scrub your back with (made of bristle and wood). Before you step in to take a bath, use it to brush your skin while it is still dry.
You may see a heat reaction on the skin for many hours after the treatment, which is quite normal. This can vary from a mild redness to a more severe skin reaction. Some people even have red spots on the waxed area for several hours.
If the rashes or spots persist for more than a week, or if they get infected, consult a general physician.
If you follow the after-care advice given above, your skin should return to its normal condition within a day. If the reaction is still present after a day or if it gets worse, you could have had an allergic reaction to the wax. If that’s the case, you should immediately seek medical advice from your general practitioner.
Preventing the growth of ingrown hair
Ingrown hair occurs when new hair cannot break through the skin’s surface and curls back into the pore, resulting in a spot. Waxing and shaving can worsen the situation; however there are things you can do to take care of the situation.
A few days after your appointment, use a gentle exfoliator or dry brush your skin two or three times a week, along with an antibacterial body wash. Moisturise the area daily to keep the skin supple. It will help new hair to break through.