Whether you have your eyebrows routinely waxed or you are having a bikini wax treatment for the first time, you will need to know how to care for your skin after waxing. The skin can be left swollen, red, and raw in the moments immediately following the wax. However, with the right after-care regimen, this will subside quickly. Rather than dealing with the uncomfortable aftermath of waxing, make self-care a priority and enjoy the results sooner.
These tips will help you care for your newly waxed area:
Prepare Your Skin for a Waxing Treatment
Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your skin is to actually prepare it for the waxing treatment rather than begin to care for the inflamed skin after the fact. Most people recommend a gentle exfoliation for at least three days leading up to the wax. This opens up and cleans the pores of the skin, minimizes the inflammation after the wax treatment, and reduces the risk of ingrown hairs after the wax is complete. Those who exfoliate report far less irritation from waxing than those who do not exfoliate in advance of their treatment.
Avoid Rigorous Activity Immediately Following the Waxing Treatment
Waxing, particularly if it is done in a sensitive area or over a large portion of the skin, can leave the skin feeling raw and irritated. Generally, there is redness and mild inflammation immediately after the wax. Because of this, it is recommended that you avoid rigorous activity, such as sexual intercourse or exercise, for at least 24 hours after a waxing treatment. This helps prevent further irritation to the skin and can reduce the inflammation in the area that was waxed. By taking it easy, the skin will be able to heal quicker.
Use Ibuprofen to Relieve Inflammation
Those who find the inflammation to be unseemly or uncomfortable often take ibuprofen or similar over-the-counter pain medications to reduce inflammation. Ibuprofen can be taken several hours prior to the waxing treatment as a proactive approach to pain management and to reduce inflammation. It also can be taken after the fact to reduce swelling and inflammation at the waxing site. Anyone who plans to take pain medication for their waxing treatment should consult with their physician in advance to make sure that they are using the best medication for their personal health needs.
Apply Skin Care Products to Quickly Heal the Skin
Perhaps the most important step after waxing is to apply skin care products that will work to heal the skin and improve the results. Tommy’s Waxing provides its customers with state-of-the-art skin care products that are designed to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling at the waxing site. In addition, these skin care products will quickly heal the skin, reduce redness in the waxing area, and improve the results of the waxing treatment services. It should be noted that not all skin care products are created equal, and Tommy’s Waxing products were designed specifically for those who receive regular waxing treatments. They are the ideal choice for anyone who prefers waxing over shaving.
Continue to Exfoliate and Use Preventative Skin Care Products
In the days following the waxing treatment, you should continue to exfoliate the skin in the affected area and apply preventative skin care products. When exfoliating, you remove dead skin and dead hair follicles from the area, which can help reduce the risk of ingrown hairs that can be common after waxing. In addition, specific skin care products can be used to heal the skin and improve its appearance, which helps to extend the lifespan of the waxing treatment results.
For many, waxing treatments are a regular part of their beauty regimen. Waxing allows a person to feel confident and beautiful — both inside and out. With the proper after-care routine in place, you can enjoy superior, long-lasting results from your waxing treatment.
Tommy’s Waxing skin care line is the ideal line of products for anyone who receives waxing treatments, whether they book a one-time appointment, or they come every 4-6 weeks for a waxing. For more information on which Tommy’s Waxing skin care products would be best for you, contact us today.