The Best After Wax Care for Smooth Healthy Skin

January 10, 2019

If smooth skin is high on your list of priorities, then you know that ensuring that you use proper after wax care is just as important as the preparations you make before you wax. Making sure your skin is cared for after your routine wax helps you prevent infection, protect your skin, and feel good about the process. The keys to good after-care are exfoliation, moisturizing, practicing good habits, and waxing at the right time each month. Although we can’t control the hair follicles and rate of hair growth, we can control what we do with that hair growth, which is why waxing is a viable grooming method for men and women. The bare areas not only feel free but also cleaner and are more easily manageable. Waxing is less painful and less expensive than laser hair removal, and you have the option to remove as much as you like. Ultimately, waxing is fashionable, practical and affordable. The only drawback is the adverse effects of negligent after-care.

Keep the area free from infection
The importance of ensuring your aftercare process is sanitary, cannot be stressed enough. The #1 cause of infections, and cysts are the bacteria entering the follicle. After your wax appointment, be sure to keep all hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small pimples. We recommend that you limit your activities that can cause exposure to bacterial infections for 24 to 48 hours after your wax. These activities include working out at the gym, swimming, sex, and even using a public restroom. Tanning beds are also off limits. Your skin is still compromised, probably because it had hot wax applied to it and then torn off, so you don’t want to do anything else to make the aftermath worse. Even if it doesn’t look it, the area is still raw, so sweat and tight clothing can trap bacteria close to the skin, which is not what you want. So keep your clothing loose for the rest of the day, and avoid excessive sweating as much as you can.

Keep the areas exfoliated & Mositurized
Exfoliating two to three times per week can remove dull dehydrated skin cells and encourages a more youthful and hydrated glow to your skin. Regular use of a moisturizer helps draw in and lock moisture to keep the skin supple and ease the growth of the hair out of the follicle. One of the best secrets to beautiful and healthy glowing skin after a wax is to moisturize your skin after each shower. This can hydrate your skin and will definitely make it easier for you to enjoy the glow that you want after waxing and exfoliating it.

Keep the process consistent
If you’re a first-time or occasional waxer you will likely notice some new hair growth within 2-3 weeks due to the naturally staggered hair growth cycle. Soon after the remaining hair will begin growing in. However, when you make waxing a part of a consistent routine, the areas will remain hair free for 3 – 6 weeks. Over time the density of hair in the waxed area may start to decrease as well.  The best thing you can do to make sure your waxing as pain-free as possible is to do it regularly. Set up a standing appointment and stick to it, and you’ll be much happier with the results. By waxing through the fall and winter months, you maintain all the hard work you put in during the spring and summer; meaning your hairs will continue to grow back more slowly and become thinner. It will keep your hairs’ growth cycle on track and minimize in-grown hair because it’s such an effective exfoliant.

Whether your a newbie or a waxpert, it’s important to use good techniques and follow proper after wax care guidelines. This helps protect your skin and helps you enjoy the process more. Remembering to moisturize, exfoliate your skin, prevent infections through healthy habits, and follow other best practices to keep your skin happy. The most important thing is to make sure to visit an expert in hair removal in the DFW area who can help you get the best results. Our wax pros are here to help you achieve a longer lasting smooth. Give us a call to get started.

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