Before and After Care of Waxing Services

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Incandescent Skin & Waxing Studio
Waxing Before & Aftercare

I will tailor a waxing treatment to suit your skin and hair type – most clients don’t experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation, however below are some guidelines that will help with your experience.

  • Please follow these waxing tips to minimize irritation and possible discomfort:
  • Moisturize your skin daily before and after your waxing treatment as the follicles are open and prone to infection.
    Avoid sun/solarium exposure for 48 hrs before and after being waxed.
  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, spas and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
  • Hot baths, hot showers is discouraged directly after a wax.
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools or the beach for 24 hours after waxing treatment
  • Avoid heavy exercise for at least 24 hours after waxing.
  • Avoid the use of exfoliating products for at least 72 hours after waxing as they might irritate your skin.
  • Use a loofah 2-3 times a week in the shower with tea-tree skin wash or a baking soda and water paste. The best time to start is 72-hours after your wax. After use, rinse thoroughly and remove all soap and leave to dry naturally in a well ventilated place.
  • Avoid using natural loofah’s as bacteria thrives in natural fibers.
  • Avoid applying deodorant for the first 24 hours after waxing treatment.
  • Avoid applying make-up directly after facial wax.
  • Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas.
  • Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
  • Don’t shave between waxing. This distorts the hair growth cycle.
  • Don’t pick at ingrown hairs, it may cause scarring, infection and look unappealing. Come in and we will remove them professionally and hygienically.
  • Apply cold compress or anti-histamine cream to reduce redness, hiving or irritation.
  • It is recommended your waxing treatments are scheduled between 3-4 weeks; however, this varies for everyone. We will discuss the duration required between your waxing treatments to maintain silky smooth skin.

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