Among the advice of what not to do after waxing, avoid too intense physical exercises, exfoliation a few hours later, lying on the pool lounger without sun protection. Our tips to avoid damage …
The response of our skin to a hair removal method is always very subjective. The quality of the skin and its preparation are essential for the success of a treatment and to prevent the undesirable, although minimal, effects that may arise. Folliculitis usually appears among the most frequent post-waxing problems. Folliculitis is caused by a bacterial infection. To avoid this, it is important to prepare for treatment. In fact, hydrated and exfoliated skin responds better to the waxing session. It also feels less pain, improves the result obtained and above all lasts longer. That is why it is advisable to perform a body peeling once every 10 days and in the 24 hours prior to waxing. Also, every day, the skin should be hydrated with a moisturizing body cream.
Cleaning the skin thoroughly after waxing is very important, as the follicular canals remain open and are, in fact, more vulnerable to infection.
What to do after waxing
Waxing is one of the most effective methods of removing hair. In fact the skin remains smooth for a long time. In addition, the hair grows back noticeably weaker than when it is removed with a machine, cream or other methods.
To avoid redness, discomfort and in some cases irritations and infections, it is necessary to take care of the skin even after waxing, using oil and specific cleansing treatments to give relief to the depilated area. In the shop of our hair removal center in Barcelona you can find a wide range of products for sensitive skin.
Recommended oils for after waxing
After waxing, it is important to hydrate the areas of the body that have been waxed to avoid redness, irritation and reduce the development of ingrown hairs. For this reason, there are many creams on the market. However, some essential oils, being of natural origin, are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
To hydrate the skin of the legs
After waxing, you can use a mixture of sweet almond oil with a few drops of geranium essential oil and peppermint essential oil. Sweet almond oil hydrates the skin and geranium oil helps slow hair growth, while peppermint oil will give a pleasant sensation of freshness.
For the most delicate areas, such as the groin
We recommend a mixture of calendula oil with a few drops of lavender essential oil. On the one hand, calendula oil has soothing, disinfectant and anti-inflammatory properties. On the other hand, lavender oil helps reduce any irritation.
Menthol, aloe, chamomile and argan are also used, which will help soften the depilated area.
A good cleaning is important to ensure the correct success of the hair removal and the well-being of the skin.
Wash the area with warm water, detergents as neutral as possible. If it is necessary to apply, after washing, apply antiseptic and antibacterial creams. Those that are based on tea tree or lavender will be perfect. Tea tree oil in particular is a natural antiseptic, capable of soothing the skin and providing a kind of protective barrier against bacteria.
But what can be done to keep the depilated area in good condition after professional waxing, in addition to applying essential oils and creams?
After waxing, it is advisable to pay attention to the treated areas, to avoid discomfort, redness or even infections.
First of all, avoid sources of heat. For example, do not take too hot showers and strong jets of water on the shaved part. For the same reason, it would be better not to expose yourself to sunlight, at least for the next 24 hours, also avoiding saunas, Jacuzzi and Turkish baths. Even chlorinated substances used to disinfect swimming pools can aggravate sensitivity.
In fact, this type of situation increases the sensitivity of the skin, the pores become more dilated and there is a risk of redness and infections.
Avoid overly aggressive deodorants (it would be advisable to avoid them completely for at least the first day after waxing). Another important post-waxing precaution is to avoid applying any other scented product to the affected areas as its aggressive formulation can cause itching and burning.
How to avoid irritation?
Redness and irritation can occur in the presence of sweat or friction: this is why it is important not to wear clothing that is too tight and to choose cotton and not synthetic clothing. All these precautions will help to pass air in the depilated part avoiding the proliferation of bacteria.
If redness and irritation develop after waxing, it may be helpful to reduce friction from clothing to treated areas. For example, avoid tight clothing and wear pure cotton underwear, to allow proper skin perspiration. Loose-fitting clothing also has the advantage of limiting the amount of sweat after waxing, which would be fertile ground for germ growth and which could also lead to rashes, irritation, redness and pimples. Sweating in the areas subjected to waxing should be avoided at all costs
A few days after waxing, it is advisable to resume gentle exfoliation of the skin several times a week, to remove the superficial layers of dead cells. This reduces the chance of ingrown hairs developing and removes dead cells. Making sure to nourish the skin is also essential when integrating the application of a moisturizer into your daily routine.