Don’t allow direct heat on the skin for at least 24hrs after waxing: sunbathing, solarium, hot shower, sauna or steam room use. This can traumatize & burn new skin, as the dead skin layer has been removed with the hairs during waxing.
We also want the pores to close, not open. Use a tea-tree based oil on the waxed area – it is a natural antiseptic and will help reduce the likelihood of getting ingrown hairs & small pimples (follictilitus). Exfoliate with a pumice stone with organic scrub, but only when the skin has calmed down after waxing and the new growth begins to penetrate. This could take from 4 to 7 days. Don’t use deodorant, perfumes or alcohol-based products for at least 24 hours after waxing. It is recommended to use sun protection lotion for the 1st day after the waxing, to avoid hyper-pigmentation.
- Are diabetic
- Bruise easily
- Have varicose veins
- Are sunburned
- Have thyroid condition
- Are menstruating
- Are using products/medications that are contraindicated for waxing: Accutane, Retine-A, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, Tazorac Avage, Differin, Strivectin, Renova, Proactive, Avita, benzoyl peroxide & salicylic acid. These are only some of the products we are aware of that may cause a problem and new ones can come along daily. Your skin is important to you and us – so please check with your doctor if you have any doubt.