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Mens Waxing Before and After care

Please follow the advice of our Therapist on the do’s and don’ts after your wax.

Before your wax - how to prepare

If you are concerned about the pain then take paracetamol or aspirin about 30 minutes before your appointment. 

Your hair should be long enough to be removed completely – it should be at least 0.5 cm

Please don't shave for at least two weeks prior to your appointment to ensure that your hair is long enough.

If possible, wear loose clothing that day to prevent irritation in the post-wax phase.

 

Post Waxing Care

It’s normal immediately after your wax for skin to be a little bit of red. This should disappear after a few hours.

Don't wear tight clothing for the next 12hrs after your wax.

Don't take a hot bath for the rest of the day, opt for a shower.

No saunas, public pools or hot spas for at least 24 hours afterwards to avoid cross infection. After your wax your hair follicles are exposed and more susceptible to bacteria.

No sunbathing for at least the next 12 - 24hrs hours.

Avoid applying heat to the waxed area. No tanning beds, saunas or steam rooms for the next 24hrs.

Don’t use any harsh soaps or acid based products on freshly waxed skin as these will irritate the skin. (No fragrances as they can cause a burning sensation)

Don’t exercise for at least 24 hours after your waxing treatment. Sweat is a breading ground for bacteria

 

To ensure you prevent ingrown hairs - exfoliate.

Two days after your wax use a mild exfoliator. Our pick is a gentle exfoliating mitt which gently exfoliates skin alone or wet, and can be used with your favorite body wash.

Tend Skin can also be applied afterwards to get better results. This needs to be done at least 3 times weekly. (This is particularly important from day 3 to about the 12 day mark.)

If you get any ingrown hairs try 'Tend Skin', a huge favorite for getting rid of pesky ingrowns.

So use 'Tend Skin' to tackle them right away - we stock 'Tend Skin' here feel free to ask your therapist/receptionist.

 

Make sure you moisturise the area. This hydrates, nourishes and protects the skin from excessive flaking or irritation. This should be done every day.

 

For best results, repeat your professional waxing every 4 to 6 weeks depending on the area and your individual hair growth rate.

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How should I take care of my skin after waxing

You should lightly exfoliate your skin 48hrs before waxing. On the day of your waxing service, please cleanse the area being waxed, ensure the skin is not greasy from oils or lotions.

After waxing avoid extended sun exposure for 24 - 48 hours. You will want to avoid hot showers or baths, immediately following the service. Scented lotions, perfumes, or colognes should be avoided for 48 hours.

What are ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs can happen with any hair removal method.

When the new hair grows back, it grows back finer and weaker, it lacks the strength to push through the skin and so ingrown hairs occur.

 

How to avoid ingrown hairs?

One of the most common and annoying side effects of waxing is ingrown hairs. While exfoliating and moisturizing are beneficial, sometimes a fast acting product may be needed.

Our pick is “Tend Skin” . This fast triple action product is designed to prevent bumps and ingrown hairs. Apply to clean skin and use daily. We also stock exfoliating ‘Riffi Mitts’ which can be incorporated into your daily routine to generate a smoother appearance along with regular waxing.

Our therapists will provide your waxing aftercare information.

 
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To prevent and clear ingrown hairs:

Our pick is “Tend Skin” . This fast triple action product is designed to prevent bumps and ingrown hairs. Apply to clean skin and use daily. We also stock exfoliating ‘Riffi Mitts’ which can be incorporated into your daily routine to generate a smoother appearance along with regular waxing.

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