In the first 24-48 hours after your hair removal service, the area that was treated may be more sensitive than usual. The following are tips to help you avoid discomfort.
- Please be kind to your skin and avoid using skin care products such as cleansers and moisturizers that contain acids (i.e., alpha hydroxyl, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, etc.). Although these acidic ingredients remove the dead outer layers of skin, they may cause an adverse reaction - and that’s not pretty! - after hair removal depending on the sensitivity of your skin.
- Avoid ultra-violet rays from tanning beds and/or sunbathing. Always wear proper UV protection. There are places you NEVER want a sunburn.
- Resist the sauna and steam room. Just for a day or two.
- Gently wash the area with an antibacterial soap in lukewarm water. Hold off on taking hot baths/showers for at least two hours. Use a cold compress to help soothe the skin if you feel any discomfort. Or better yet, get someone else to apply the compress for you!
- Medical experts recommend abstaining from sexual activity for the first 48 hours after any type of bikini wax, so plan accordingly! This time period is when your body is most susceptible to outside bacteria, which can potentially cause an infection.
- We recommend daily exfoliation after the first 48 hours to help prevent ingrown hairs. As with sunburn, there are places you NEVER want ingrown hairs. We have a number of exfoliating products available for purchase in the salon.