Things to do & Avoid for Post Waxing Care

Waxing is considered to be one of the best methods for hair removal. Nevertheless, once you are done with your waxing appointment, there are a few things that need to be taken care of.

Things to do & Avoid for Post Waxing Care

Waxing is considered to be one of the best methods for hair removal. Waxing can be the worst nightmare for some people while for others, it might only be a simple self care procedure. However, once you are done with your waxing appointment, there are a few things that need to be taken care of.

Here are a few do’s and don’ts of post waxing care.

Aftercare procedures:

Moisturizing:

Moisturizing your skin is a very important task that needs to be done after you are done with waxing. Use products like baby oil to remove any wax residues or any other soothing moisturizers you prefer which will leave your skin soft.

Cooling lotions:

Add any cooling lotion (preferably the ones that contain aloe vera) in your post waxing care. These lotions are useful after waxing because they help soothe the skin and ease any redness post-waxing.

Loose, comfortable clothing:

Another important precaution that needs to be taken for post waxing care is wearing comfortable and not so tight clothes. Opt for cotton clothings which help your skin breathe and help with any redness or pimples.

Exfoliation:

Exfoliation can be a good step to add into your post waxing care for some people while it may be irritating for others. If you wish to exfoliate, wait for at least 3 days after waxing.

Things to Avoid:

Sun Exposure

Make sure you don’t go out in sunlight after waxing because exposure to sunlight can cause hyperpigmentation.This is primarily because of a reaction of skin to hot wax where the sensitive skin produces pigment in response to sunlight and produces dark spots on your skin.

Product Application

Another important step in post waxing care is to make sure you don’t apply any fragrance products like deodorants or perfumes or any other chemicals because post waxing skin is super sensitive and reacts to any chemicals applied on your skin immediately after.

Physical activity

Don’t exercise right after waxing. Post waxing skin has many open pores and physical activity can cause excessive perspiration which may clog the pores and cause bacterial infection leading to pimples.

Avoid bathing or hot showers

Another important don’t of post waxing care is to avoid hot showers immediately after waxing.The skin after waxing is very sensitive and exposure to any hot substance may irritate the skin causing redness.

Avoid swimming

Wait at least 2 days to swim after your waxing session. Water with high salt content can cause redness and bumps on your skin.Water may contain certain types of bacteria that may cause infections as well.

Exfoliation :

As mentioned above, exfoliation after waxing may cause inflammation so it is better to exfoliate your skin after waiting for at least 3 days. 

These do’s and don’ts can surely be of some help to you if followed accurately.Post-waxing care is a very important yet neglected topic which needs to be talked about because certain actions taken immediately after waxing can cause serious harm to your skin.

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