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Guide To Care For Your Skin During Wax Therapy

As soon as a ray of sun falls on your skin, you only know too well it’s time to get that bikini out and run to the beach. Hey, summer is here. A time to show off your sexy body and toss away the oversized winter clothes. Talking of showing off, are you ready to wear a short or a swimming costume? Shhhhh! When was the last time you saw a wax therapist?

It’s not a secret; you probably saw one the previous summer, and you’re not the only one guilty. But don’t worry, now as you plan to fix this, here is how you need to prepare your skin for that epilation process: 

Self-body Examination

Nobody knows your body better than yourself. If you have distressed areas, don’t rush to waxing, but let them heal first. And if you might find any moles or lesions, you can’t wax over them, as they may rip off during the procedure. However, you can put a bandage on them and inform your wax therapist about them. 

Remember to check your hair length, which should be between ½ to ¾ of an inch. But it can be a little more for women with fine hair and getting treatment on their faces. The recommended time frame for your hair to grow since the last waxing is from 3-4 weeks. A therapist will struggle with too much short hair, and it doesn’t get better with long hair either.

Prep your Skin

Cleansing: before the waxing process begins, ensure to have your skin area cleansed to eliminate any dirt from the skin’s surface. If you omit this process, your skin might have some grime that might attract infected bumps. And if you have oily skin, that might prevent the wax from sticking where needed. You can cleanse using mild soap and warm water, but avoid hot water, for it can irritate your skin. 

Exfoliate; using an exfoliating cream, rub it on the area where the waxing will apply in a circular motion. Do this gently and avoid adding too much pressure to avoid irritating the skin. The essence of doing this before the waxing process is to remove any dead skin cells which might clog the hair follicle and lead to ingrown hair. Your wax therapist can assist in this area. 

Ingrown hair cysts may occur when your hair starts to grow back after waxing. But instead of rising toward the surface, it grows into the skin. As a result, it causes a bump, and if inflamed, it’s likely to cause a cyst.

Hydrate your skin: hydrating your skin with warm water before waxing makes hair removal a little easier and less painful. Use warm water to soak the area that needs treatment for five to ten minutes.

Moisturize your skin: After hydrating your skin, dry it and moisturize. We recommend using an oil-free moisturizer that prevents the burning sensation or abrading during the epilation process. Another alternative is a pre-wax moisturizer which you can buy from vendors who sell wax products. Applying any of these lubricants will protect your skin from wax grabbing the hair. 

How to Care for Your Skin After Wax Therapy

Now cleanse your skin using an antiseptic and soothing exfoliating cream.

Use ice cubes on the treated area to reduce irritation and redness caused after treatment. You can use a cotton cloth or towel to wrap the ice cubes. Use a mild product to clean off the wax residues such as baby oil and moisturize your skin. A cooling lotion such as aloe vera helps to soothe the skin after waxing. 

Avoid Scratching

Itchiness is tough to resist, but the Beverly Hills Med Spa therapists discourage this from patients as it may cause adverse reactions. That can only increase the risk of infection. Also, the natural oils may clog the pores, and the bacteria that might be on your skin might spread, increasing the risk of disease.

Stay away from the heat.

After accomplishing your waxing mission, you need to know that your skin is still sensitive and will not respond well with heat exposure. It may damage your skin just when it should be healing. Besides staying away from the scorching sun, it would help if you also avoided a sauna or hot bath. If you have to go outside when it’s hot, use a moisturizer with a high SPF that starts from 25+.

Use a post-wax product.

Although some cooling gels or lotions can help you heal fast after your wax therapy, such as aloe vera, there are specific post-wax skincare products that Beverly Hills Med Spa recommends. One of those is a Biosoft post-wax, a soothing lotion in different variants such as aloe vera and menthol. 

Leave your skin to breathe.

After waxing, your wax therapist will ask you to let your skin breathe since your skin is now exposed. But what does that mean? Wearing loose clothes instead of the tights you’re used to, and there are clothes with breathability that are not suffocating. You should wear this at least for the next 48 hours. They help reduce the formation of acne. 

Avoid work out

If you must exercise, please avoid intense workouts, for they may cause sweat to seep into your skin’s open pores. At this stage, you will be avoiding profuse sweating. Now, it might be a perfect time to skip exercise. 

NB: Some opt for at-home waxing since it’s affordable. That’s fine as long as they take precautions by following the pre-wax and post-wax application procedures shown here. If you have used isotretinoin in the last six months, don’t attempt to wax. And if you’re considering Brazilian waxing, we recommend leaving that to the wax therapists since that skin area is quite sensitive. 

In conclusion, choosing waxing as your ideal hair removal is a wise decision since it helps to de-tan your skin, leaving it soft and supple. If you’re thinking about it, you’ve got the correct preps that you can refer to from this article and get it done from Beverly Hills Med Spa. Love your skin more.


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