I really want your waxing experience with me to be as pleasant as possible for you. With this in mind please take a moment to read the following aftercare advice.
Avoid extreme heat of any kind for at least 24 hours as waxing can increase our body temperature. This includes hot baths/showers, saunas, jacuzzi’s, steam rooms. A cool shower would help to soothe if necessary.
Avoid exposure to UV light, sunbathing and sunbeds for 24 hours as burning can occur. The top layers of the skin are exfoliated/removed during waxing which can heighten our skins sensitivity to the sun.
Comfortable, loose, cotton clothing is recommended if you are feeling a little sore or sensitive as it won’t further irritate the skin and allows it to breathe and calm.
Avoid the use of any perfumed products, fake tan or deodorant on the waxed area for 24-48 hours as they could make the area sore.
To reduce the chance of ingrown hairs do take a few minutes before your bath or shower to dry brush your skin or use a good exfoliating scrub. This will remove the upper layers of dead skin that may build up and trap the hair as it grows.
The good news is the more regularly you get waxed the easier this will become, so don’t be tempted to shave/epilate in between treatments. Do let the hair grow for at least 3 weeks, preferably 4 for the best results and minimum discomfort.
Finally, it is perfectly normal for there to be some reddenning of the skin around the waxed area or slight soreness, but this should disappear within the next 24 hours. Aloe Vera Gel can be applied topically and can be very soothing if it continues. If you are still concerned don’t hesitate to contact me.