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Essential Pre and Post-Body Waxing Skincare

When it comes to achieving silky-smooth skin, body waxing is a popular choice for many. To ensure the best results and a comfortable experience, proper skincare before and after your waxing session is essential. Here are some of the important pre and post-body waxing skincare tips to help you achieve healthy and radiant skin with our expert's tips.

Pre-Waxing Skincare:

  1. Exfoliate: A day or two before your waxing appointment, gently exfoliate the areas to be waxed in small circular motions. This helps remove dead skin cells, allowing the wax to adhere better and minimize the chances of ingrown hairs.

  2. Avoid Sun Exposure: It's best to avoid sun exposure or tanning beds a few days before your waxing session. Sunburned or overly sun-exposed skin can be more sensitive during waxing.

  3. Don't Trim the Hair: Ensure the hair in the treatment area is long enough for waxing, usually around 1/4 inch. If you think it's too long let me assure you it isn't. If you try to trim and get the hair too short we won't be able to wax it. Better to have more length than necessary than not enough.

Post-Waxing Skincare:

  1. Keep the Area Clean: After waxing, gently cleanse the treated area with a mild, fragrance-free cleanser to remove any residue. Avoid using harsh soaps or exfoliating products for at least 72 hours as they can irritate the skin.

  2. Moisturize Regularly: Hydrated skin is happy skin! Moisturize the waxed area daily to keep it nourished and prevent dryness. Choose a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer to avoid potential irritation. (Pro tip: We offer a safe lotion created just for the sensitive areas of your body!)

  3. Avoid Hot Baths and Showers: For the first 72 hours after waxing, avoid hot baths, showers, saunas, and steam rooms. Hot water can further sensitize the skin and potentially lead to inflammation.

  4. Say No to Exfoliation: Refrain from exfoliating the waxed area for a few days post-waxing. This allows the skin to heal without unnecessary irritation.

  5. Protect from the Sun: After waxing certain areas of the body, your skin may be more susceptible to sunburn. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to shield the treated area from harmful UV rays.

By following these pre and post-body waxing skincare tips, you can achieve smoother, healthier-looking skin while minimizing potential side effects.

Remember, consistency in skincare routines and professional advice from your esthetician can make a significant difference in your waxing experience.

Embrace your radiant skin and enjoy the benefits of body waxing all year round!

These skincare tips are general guidelines, and it's always recommended to consult with a professional esthetician for personalized advice based on your specific skin type and needs. We offer skincare consultations for clients who might be unsure of their skincare needs.

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