However, once you leave the salon, it’s all on you! Besides wearing loose clothing and allowing your skin to breathe after hair removal, there are plenty of things you can do to dissuade any irritation or breakouts that you might be worried about popping up.
Doing things like applying a cold compress to the area to soothe your skin when you get home can help, but there are some areas of your daily routine you might want to temporarily stay away from or change a little bit immediately after your service to keep your skin in its best shape.
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Showering After Waxing
One of the biggest questions people tend to ask their estheticians after waxing is whether or not they can take a shower or bath after their service, and if not, how long they have to wait before they can do this.
Generally speaking, it’s not recommended to bathe for 24 hours after a waxing session. However, we know that life happens, activity happens, and you might feel the need or an inclination to bathe before this amount of time has passed.
If you’re going to bathe after waxing, try to at least avoid doing so no sooner than 2 hours after hair removal, and give your skin a chance to breathe!
You should also never take a bath just after getting freshly waxed. Instead, take a lukewarm shower and use a non-scented cleanser or body wash to clean with. Using water of this temperature and non-scented products will help your skin stabilize and will save it from getting too over-sensitive or reacting to products or too hot of water.
After getting out of the shower, don’t be too harsh with your drying routine - rubbing too harshly against the skin that was just waxed can further irritate the sensitive and vulnerable area and could result in unwanted irritation from the friction.
Go the extra mile to moisturize your freshly waxed area and the rest of your body with either Starpil Post-Wax Lotion, Post-Wax Intensive Cream (for those a little more sensitive or who have dryer skin types), or a lightweight lotion that will give your skin a little extra love.