Take Care Of Your Wax
Waxing Post Care
Do’s & Don’ts
Don’t wear tight panties for the next few days. Wear plain cotton underwear after your wax, lace or un-breathable materials can irritate the area.
Keep hands away from touching freshly waxed skin, as this can encourage irritation or small pimples.
Don’t forget to take a cool bath or shower after waxing! Keep the waxed area clean, but do not use harsh cleansers or creams for 24 hours post-wax. Our famous lotions are excellent for post-care and Canadian Made.
Not Too Hot
No tanning beds, saunas, or steam rooms for the next two days. If you don’t follow this waxing post care step then your skin will just look like you have been cooked, so if that’s not the look you are going for please follow this step.
Goods & Goodies Off Limit
Sexual activity should be avoided for at least 24 – 48 hours. Yup that’s right your partner will hate this waxing post care step but it’s for your own good.
Two full days later use an exfoliating glove in the shower to prevent ingrown hair or bumps. You should use exfoliating gloves, brushes, or belts with our scrubs to get smooth skin. PARABEN & PETROLEUM FREE!
Shaving between waxes. Shaving causes the hairs to become very coarse and can be difficult to wax.
Fight The Bumps
Post-bikini wax care tip for stubborn scars and ingrown hair. PFB Vanish is a gel-based formula for ingrown hair and scars. This roll-on prevents bumps, razor burn, and ingrown hair which can be caused by the hair as it grows back. PFB Vanish exfoliates the skin and helps the ingrown hair release from under the skin. This roll-on has many benefits packed all in one like it’s antibacterial and helps fade away scars so you can have flawlessly smooth skin.
Good To Know
Do’s & Don’ts
Do let your waxologist know if you experience any sensitivity during the waxing process.
Do keep your skin moisturized on a regular basis. Well-hydrated skin helps to make your waxing appointment more comfortable as the hair follicles are relaxed.
Do wear comfortable clothing to your appointment if possible, especially if you are getting a Brazilian bikini wax. Let your cupcake breathe.
Do take a shower once you get home after your appointment but avoid using any heavily scented body washes or lotions. Always try finishing your shower with a 1-minute cold rinse. Not only is it good for your freshly waxed pores but great for relaxing your whole body.
Don’t put any moisturizer on the day of your appointment on the body parts being waxed.
Don’t tweeze in between your waxing sessions. It causes uneven hair growth, and if not done properly it can cause ingrown hair.
Don’t shave in between your waxing sessions either. Shaving will only make the hair thicker making waxing more painful and reversing your progress in achieving longer-lasting results.
Don’t go tanning at least 3 days before and after your appointment. This can cause your skin to get burnt. If you do plan on getting spay tans it is best to do it after a waxing appointment as you will get longer lasting tan due to the dead skin being removed in your appointment.
These normal reactions can occur in all waxing procedures, they just vary in intensity person to person. Someone whos new to waxing or has not waxed in over 6 weeks can experience these reactions.
- Mild Tingling Sensation/Itching: both these reactions are related to the hair being waxed out of the pores. They are forms of irritation and the body’s way to respond to the hair being waxed.
- Redness or Bumps: this happens because the body reacts to the hair follicles being pulled out from the root by causing a temporary inflammation of the skin. Post-waxing redness can look to occur on the whole area that was waxed or only a few tiny red bumps can appear; both of these are normal reactions and will go away.
- Spots Bleeding: it sounds scarier than it is. Relax, this is a reaction of the hair follicles being pulled (waxed) out of the skin. The empty hair follicles where the hair once used to be can cause a little blood to fill up in that follicle once the initial waxing process is completed due to the hair being thick and strong. This is normal and should subside around the same time that redness would. The spots that “may” bleed should be just a couple of pores, and mostly if the area you have waxed is very sensitive and had thick strong hair.
- Pimples Waxing leaves your pores open and breakouts can occur afterward due to bacteria entering through the freshly waxed pores. This can cause inflammation and potential infection. It is common to get tiny bumps or whiteheads after a wax whether you are getting your eyebrows, upper lip, or your cupcake waxed. It is best to avoid touching freshly waxed skin and to wash the area as soon as possible once your home.