5 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Waxing
Waxing has tremendous advantages over other hair removal methods. It is fast, easy, and effective and ensures that you don’t have that pesky body hair regrowth too soon.
Nonetheless, it can leave your skin sore and prone to bacterial infections. During this time, your skin will be more vulnerable to different kinds of damage. Fortunately, this only lasts for a couple of days.
However, if you don’t take certain precautions, it can lead to in-grown hair, bacterial infections, chafing, or discomfort. So, if you plan to keep your skin radiant, beautiful, and healthy for a longer time, you need to know about what not to do after getting your waxing done. So, here are the
5 things you shouldn’t do after waxing:
1. Exfoliating Your Skin
Waxing (especially with soft wax) already peels off the upper layer of skin. This is enough exfoliation for your skin to go through for a few days. Any further scrubbing or exfoliating can cause injuries and cause a burning effect on your skin.
2. Going in Direct Sunlight
Since skin is extra sensitive and vulnerable after waxing, long exposures to sunlight can cause hyperpigmentation and sun damage. This is because of the harmful effects of UV (ultraviolet) rays on your skin.
So, put on your bikini and head to the beach only a couple days after waxing.
3. Hitting the Gym, Sauna, or Swimming Pool
Waxed skin is more exposed to bacterial infections. This is why it is necessary that you avoid going to the gym, sauna, or swimming pool.
Increased sweating in the gym or sauna can cause bacteria to easily infect your skin. The same goes for swimming pools, which can also cause dryness of skin because of chlorinated water. You’d do well to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated.
4. Wearing Tight Clothing
Skinny jeans, jegging, or any other kinds of tight clothing can cause your extra delicate skin to chafe. Tight rubbing clothes will stick more to your body, causing irritation. (Hint: the same goes for sex.)
They’re also likely to trap more humidity, cause sweating, and the possibility of bacterial infections.
5. Using Artificial Beauty or Skincare Products
Artificial chemical products can be dangerous for your freshly waxed skin. These cause inflammation and can be very painful to use post-waxing. Avoid alcohol products, such as perfumes or body creams.
Use natural, moisturizing products for sensitive skin instead. It will nourish your skin and help it stay smooth for longer. Make sure to clean it before moisturizing though as the moisture can trap bacteria.
Waxing isn’t such a painful ordeal if you avoid doing these things afterward. If you stay clean, hydrated, moisturized and indoors, you are likely to have wonderful post-waxing results.
Besides, it’s only a matter of a couple of days that you need to be extra careful. After that, you can flaunt your beautiful, smooth skin wearing a bikini on a beach or go exercise, however much you want. Or even partake in some sensual times!
We hope these tips on the things to avoid after waxing was useful for you!
- Jorge Garcia