Kerry Oliffe

Lomi Lomi Massage, Complementary Healthcare & Waxing

Lomi Lomi Massage, Complementary Healthcare & Waxing

Lomi Lomi Massage, Complementary Healthcare & Waxing

Waxing Aftercare

WAXING AFTERCARE

Please follow the guidelines below to ensure that your skin is cared for properly over the next few days.

Aftercare For All Waxed areas:

For the first 24hours (48 if you have particularly sensitive skin) avoid sun exposure, sunbeds, deodorant, hot baths/showers, gym classes, saunas and swimming pools for 24 hours, as all of these could irritate and/or cause inflammation of the skin. It would also be possible in public places such as these, for you to pick up an infection.  It is quite common after a wax treatment to experience slight soreness, and perhaps small bumps and redness, but these are  temporary reactions, and should subside within 24-48 hours ……

 

Intimate Waxing:

Avoid all of the above, and also for your comfort, wear soft loose clothing to alleviate friction and also avoid sex for the first 24hours. If your skin is a little sore, a soothing cream such as sudocrem (an antiseptic healing cream) can be of benefit.

 

Ingrown Hairs:

Unfortunately, ingrown hairs are just sometimes unavoidable regardless of how your hair is removed, and some people are just more susceptable  than others. You can take a few measures to help prevent them though, and the following tips you might find useful. Two – Three days after after waxing, very gently exfoliate the area, and thereafter, 2/3 times a week depending on your skin type.  You don’t have to buy expensive exfoliating products, use either a dry exfoliating brush prior to your shower (this is also good for stimulating general circulation) or it’s very easy to make your own exfoliating product using a gentle abrasive such as ground oatmeal or himalayan rock salt and add a little oil (olive, coconut, almond etc) of your choice and if you wish a little honey (great healer) simply mix together until combined and use as you would a shop bought exfoliator. Moisturising daily will also keep the skin supple and help hairs to break through.

 

If the aftercare advice given is followed, the skin will return to normal within 24-48 hours. If the reaction is still present after this time or worsens, although unusual, it may be that you have had an allergic reaction to the wax, so please advise me and contact your GP.
If any spots or rashes persist for more than a week, or certainly if they become infected, please consult with your GP. 

Other information:

You may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so. It can take 4-5 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle thats gives the best results. Hair needs to be at least 3 weeks post shaving or 4 weeks post wax before it can be successfully removed by waxing.

Please do not shave/pluck between your appointments.

To maintain your smooth appearence, I would recommend regular waxing every 4-6 weeks. If you are patient, hair will become finer and you will be able to be hair free longer between treatments.