- Pink & White Nail and Spa
Instructions For After the Wax
You've decided on it, booked the appointment, and braved the hot wax - but now what? What comes after the wax? Do you wear certain clothes? Apply a particular substance? How do you treat the area? We've put together a list of instructions for after the wax that will help you get the most of your fresh and smooth skin, while minimizing in-grown hairs, bruising and skin irritation.
Post-Wax Instructions Depending on the area you had waxed, some of these tips may not apply to you. For the first 24 hours:
Wear loose fitting, cotton clothes
Don't apply anything topical, including deodorant, makeup, or items with SPF
During your first shower, use cold water to rinse the area
After 24 hours:
Exfoliate the area daily with loofah (for facial areas, use exfoliating scrub 2-3x per week)
Apply alcohol-free Aloe Vera 1-2x a day
Minimize the amount of non-breathable nylon clothing, along with other materials that hold moisture and sweat in
For bikini area waxes, try to eliminate leg crossing, as it creates sweat and doesn't allow the area to breathe
If you have any questions, we encourage you to leave a comment below. We'd be happy to answer, plus someone else may be wondering the same thing!