After Wax Care
Waxing can be a quick and effective way to get rid of unwanted hair, but it’s important to properly care for the skin after waxing. Before you even go in for your wax, make sure you talk to your esthetician about the best post-wax care routine. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re getting ready for your next waxing treatment.
POSSIBLE POST-WAX REACTIONS & REMEDIES:
Red itchy bumps: Use a 1% hydrocortisone cream followed by Bacitracin or Polysporin or mix cortisone with pure aloe vera (cooled in fridge) and massage a thin layer into skin. Another Option: Massage calendula cream mixed with 1% hydrocortisone into the skin. White heads: Pick your potion! You can use any form of mild antibacterial wash or topical application. We have many options in stock at Oceren including Buzz Off Bumps, Anti-Bac Attack and more. Anything containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or glycolic will help.
For ingrowns that look like clogged pores (blackheads) use a gentle antibacterial wash such as Anti-Bac Attack with warm water to soften the skin. After washing, wipe skin down with a Buzz Off Bumps pad to expose the ingrown. Using gloves or clean fingers wrapped with tissue, gently hold down one side of the pore with one finger and roll with the other. The pore should become unclogged. Clean the area thoroughly with the pad or witch hazel.
For ingrown hairs that grow under the skin:
AM: Gently exfoliate using a dry skin brush. Brush gently upward toward the heart.
PM or after working out: Use a Buzz Off Bumps pad to wipe down skin. Soreness of delicate “bits”: Use a light application of barrier cream such as Aquaphor mixed with a little pure aloe vera and cortisone cream underneath your bikini area. Apply a cool compress to the area and take an Advil or Motrin if necessary. Regardless of whether you have bumps or blemishes on your skin, if you scratch or pick a freshly waxed area, you will leave yourself susceptible to self-induced irritation and infection.