You’ve been planning your outfits, securing your dates, and pampering to get sexy! But most importantly? You just got a wax. This means your skin is T-E-N-D-E-R! And it needs to heal. At Beauty Matters Asia, we make sure your bikini waxing will be as painless as possible… it’s just what we believe in! We want your experience to be as painless (and bump-free!) as possible, too.
For smooth skin, it needs to heal for 24-48 hours. 48 hours of rest is best! For the first couple of post-wax days, avoid the following:
#1. Avoid Sun
Waxing removes the top layer of skin in the process, making the skin more sensitive to sun. If you must go in the sun, wear a wrap around your waste and use chemical-free sunblock for extra protection.
#2. No Intense Exercise
The friction and sweat from working out can irritate the skin, which is especially sensitive after a wax. And because the skin is more prone to bacteria within the first 24 hours after a wax, avoiding the gym and sweat is best choice!
#3. No “Physical” Activity
By this I mean sexy time! Time to get creative, because your skin down there needs rest. I recommend this, and so do doctors. When the skin is traumatized, it is most susceptible to outside bacteria that could potentially lead to an infection, bumps, and irritation! And that’s not sexy.
So what should you do?
For the first two days post wax, try applying a cold compress, topical treatments like Tend Skin, and take a OTC pain reliever. Also, make sure to keep the area clean. Shobha Rosewater Freshening Cloths are great for cleaning on the go as the velvety-soft wipes have been formulated with super healing rose oil, as well as other calming extracts like marshmallow root, cucumber, and chamomile.
Exfoliating on a daily basis or every other day is essential for helping to prevent ingrown hairs. After hair removal, dead upper layers of skin can build up and trap hairs. When these trapped hairs can’t grow out, they grow back in, resulting in ugly, painful bumps, which we know as ingrown hairs.
As much as we try to prevent them, ingrown can still happen as a result of tight clothing (e.g., leggings), the texture of your hair, and/or your skin type. Apply a topical exfoliating product daily after you get out of the shower (when your skin is most absorbent for soaking up product). Use it once a day for mild to moderate ingrown, or twice a day for more severe and stubborn ones.”
#7. Keep It Up
Schedule your waxing appointments every 4-6 weeks, depending on your hair growth. Exfoliate between visits and don’t shave for the best results!
Why not shave?
Because it causes the hairs to grow in different directions, which means your next wax could be more painful and time consuming.
If you routinely get waxes, you’ll find them to become less painful since the hair is typically at its ideal growth between weeks three and five. If you wait longer, the hair is longer and tends to make the removal process more intense.
CAN I SHOWER AFTER A BRAZILIAN WAX?
This is one of the most frequent questions customer ask us.
We would emphasise on benefit to shower before you come in for a wax. The steam from a hot shower will open up the hair follicles and make it easier for the hair to be removed when being waxed. This is highly recommended! Plus, who doesn’t want to be fresh and clean for their wax?! Exfoliating the skin before your wax is a good way to remove trapped oils, dirt, and dead skin.
It’s perfectly fine to take a cool or warm shower after your wax, however, I recommend waiting at least 5-8 hours for the skin to recover. Avoid hot showers or steam rooms after your wax. Hair follicles remain open for hours after waxing, so it’s best to avoid contact with any excess moisture for at least 24 hours. If you must bathe the same day as your wax, take a shower, not a bath. The bacteria, skin, and product in the water could cause infection.
Avoid Soap or other chemical based washing liquid for at least up to 24 hour is strongly advised
This goes in hand with the last point… avoid soap or soap bases washing liquid . It can cause irritation and itchiness to skin .
Waxing will cause the pores to open, therefore leaving the skin slightly vulnerable for 24-48 hours. The area should be kept clean and nourished with special post-wax lotions to keep the skin smooth and healthy. Always, always, ALWAYS exfoliate starting in the second shower after your wax to slough away dead skin and avoid ingrown hairs.