Brazilian wax is an increasingly popular hair removal method, but many are still hesitant to try it. That said, the all-over hair removal leaves your skin feeling free, sexy bare–no more peach fuzz! And it only gets better from there.
But what happens after you leave the salon? Do you have any questions about your bikini line or how to take care of it?
There are, of course, the major steps like giving your skin time to heal and taking precautions to minimize infection. These are crucial things to consider before and after the waxing procedure.
But there are also several factors you’ll want to keep in mind when it comes to caring for your skin. After all, it’s just as important to take care of the hair removal as the hair removal itself.
If you’re wondering what to do after your wax session in Las Vegas, don’t worry—we’ve got your back. Here are our tips for how to care for your skin after a Brazilian wax.
When you get full face waxes, it’s essential to moisturize right after to keep the skin hydrated. After the treatment, your skin can feel very dry and slightly congested, but there’s nothing you can do about that once it’s removed.
Moisturizing after a waxing allows your skin to breathe better and absorbs excess sebum even more effectively.
The key to locking in moisture is to apply the product directly after your shower, while your skin is still wet. Use an oil-based product like Coconut Oil, which will seep into your damp skin and lock the moisture in by trapping some of the water on your skin.
This simple step can reduce repeat visits to the dermatologist for dryness or flaking, plus it keeps you hydrated.
Always wait at least two full days after a waxing treatment before any sort of activity. Whether you’re thinking of going on a run or planning to get intimate with your partner, two days should be enough time to ensure that your skin won’t get irritated.
The first 24 hours after the procedure are particularly important, so remember to take it easy.
Choose your body wash carefully after your waxing appointment. While water will help remove any excess wax from your skin, lotions can sting until the hair follicles are completely healed.
Remember: the skin is still very sensitive and may burn easily during this time, even from hot water. Choose a fragrance-free body wash or gentle cream when bathing yourself as well. You may find that itchy feeling won’t set in until you’ve toweled dry, but it’s still best to play it safe for the first few days.
Patch test for any new products you try and avoid bathing in scented soaps for the first few days after your waxing appointment. Treat yourself to soothing aloe vera products to help diminish the burn and itch while keeping your skin moisturized and soft.
For the first 48 hours, stay out of the sun. And if you do go out, be sure to wear sun protection on your freshly waxed skin. Another crucial point to remember is that sensitive skin is more susceptible to UVA-induced damage.
This can lead to sunburn. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause fever blisters, fever sores, or heat rash, all of which leave you with an uncomfortable reminder of your summer vacation!
The best way to ensure this is to avoid constricting clothing after your wax. Wear loose-fitting clothes for a few days after waxing. This will allow airflow to the freshly waxed skin which is essential for accurate healing and prevention of bacterial infections.
The irritation created when you get waxed can lead to ingrown hairs when you exfoliate right away. Give your skin time to heal and settle for the area to heal properly before you exfoliate.
Exfoliating after your Brazilian waxing helps get rid of dead skin cells and helps get you ready for your next wax. After washing, rub a dime-sized amount into damp skin and remove with a washcloth.
Be sure to use a good quality exfoliant that is gentle on sensitive skin.
If you are thinking of getting bikini waxing done, then SOS Wax and Skincare could be your final destination. The initial consultation with our estheticians at the salon helps you decide what bikini waxing procedure might suit you best.
After consulting your requirements, we make an appointment for you. What’s more, our experienced staff members at the salon offer excellent bikini waxing services that will get you the results you want.
We also apply soothing oils to your skin after the waxing session is over and help you with general post-wax care and beauty products.
Ready to get your best skin yet? Schedule your appointment with us today!
Genet Nemeth is the owner of SOS WAX and Skincare in Las Vegas. She loves talking about skincare and waxing with employees and clients. When not in one of her shops, you can find Genet enjoying a matcha tea ice cream cone at her favorite café.