Wear soft and comfy clothes on the day of the service. Tight jeans and underwear will crush the hair follicle resulting in disappointing ingrown hairs. Cool compresses or a 5 minute refreshing bath plunge will instantly soothe skin from any irritation. Plus some say that cool water is a preventative solution for ingrown hairs as well. The hair follicle will stiffen from the frigid water giving the hair an opportunity to grow accordingly. I say it’s worth a try!
An ideal bikini wax is with little irritation and a silky, smooth finish shortly after an effortless waxing treatment. Although, keep in mind that there are post care responsibilities once the service is over.
One. Be mindful of immediately wearing tight clothes after waxing as it may irritate the skin.
Two. Keep the newly waxed area covered with an occlusive balm such as shea butter or anything emollient free from dyes or perfumes. (I use a product called Waxalene) that I retail at Estia. A nice, healing salve will act as a buffer from anything rubbing the area.
Three. I have a (3) day rule for most everything when it comes to skin care including the bikini area. Refrain from chlorine, vigorous sports such as running or Bikram yoga for at least three days. Sweat and salt are never great for the skin. Nonetheless, a light cleanse and immediate rinse is advisable when doing any of these activities. Refrain from any kind of exfoliation for at least 3 days. If attempting to do any performances I mentioned above - simply listen to your skin as it will not lie if it is upset! :)
Four. Don’t forget to moisturize daily only using the purest of ingredients! This is an area that we often forget. Our hair acts as a buffer, and once it is gone the area is exposed to rough elements such as tight clothes. Eventually, becoming irritated and simply dry.
I hope this post help for all of you that were curious about post waxing care! :)