How To Soothe Red & Irritated Skin After Waxing

Tips on Prepping for Waxing
July 2, 2019

Waxing is an efficient and effective way to remove hair and enjoy smooth, silky skin for weeks at a time. However, in the immediate hours that follow a waxing treatment, you can be left with red, irritated skin.

Luckily, there are steps you can take to minimize irritation and to maximize your waxing results.

Here are a few tips that can help:

Prepare Your Skin With a Warm Shower & Scrub Prior to Waxing

Pre-treatment is critical to the waxing process. Your skin is much more likely to become red and inflamed if you do not care for it prior to the waxing treatment. You can help prepare your skin by taking a warm shower and exfoliating the area you’ll be waxing, using your favorite scrub, prior to your appointment. This will help open up your pores and prepare them for the hair removal process.

Use a Cooling Treatment Immediately After Waxing

There may be minor pain and discomfort in the treatment area immediately after waxing. To minimize discomfort, apply a cooling treatment to the area. Some people prefer a simple treatment such as ice or a cool water compress. Others find that they have better results by using remedies such as witch hazel or tea tree oil. These holistic medicines have properties that reduce discomfort and minimize redness at the site.

You’ll also want to postpone certain activities for 12 hours. These include:

  • Rigorous exercise
  • Hot yoga
  • Hot sauna
  • Swimming in a pool
  • Anything that causes excessive sweating

Sweat attracts germs that can cause skin to break out, so if sweating is unavoidable, be sure to take a shower immediately afterwards. Postpone makeup application for a couple of hours if you get any facial waxing done because the makeup can irritate the skin. Make sure to cover your skin with clothes, wear a hat, use sunscreen, and try to stay in the shade to avoid sunburn and sun exposure after waxing.

When you work with a professional who is dedicated to providing you with a superior waxing experience, the pain, inflammation and redness will be minimized. At Peach Perfect, we specialize in providing our clients with expert waxing treatments and hair removal services. We will work with you to provide you with personalized care that considers your unique attributes, such as your skin tone and composition.

For more information on how we can provide you with the results that you love, contact us today to book your appointment!

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