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WAXING AFTERCARE ADVICE

Thank you for your visit we hope you are happy with your waxing treatment.

Please follow our aftercare advice:

  • A Cooling creme will normally be applied once your treatment is complete to instantly relieve discomfort, redness and skin sensitivity. Infused with calming Basil Oil and anti-inflammatory Echinacea, this antibacterial cream protects the skin from the risk of infection. There’s no need to remove it, as it absorbs into the skin like a nourishing moisturiser. Leave it on and let it work its magic.
  • Make sure to wash your hands before touching your just-waxed skin.
  • Avoid the swimming pool, sauna, hot baths and steam room for at least a day after waxing to prevent bacteria getting into your open pores or aggravating your skin. You should also steer clear of sunbeds and spray tans for the first 24 hours.
  • If you’ve had a Brazilian, Hollywood or basic bikini line wax try to wear loose underwear after your treatment to reduce friction and prevent soreness, bumps and redness. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing ont any treatment area.
  • A few days after your wax, and once your pores have closed up, start to use a gentle exfoliator in the shower to help prevent ingrown hairs. The fine pumice in Polishing body scrub will gently buff the skin and remove dead skin cells, ensuring that new hair follicles can break to the surface when the cycle of growth re-starts.
  • Finally, don’t shave or use depilatory products in between your waxing treatments! Opt for regular waxes every 3-4 weeks instead to soften the appearance of coarse hairs and reduce hair growth.

For Eyebrow/facial wax treatments:

  • If you’ve had a face wax treat yourself to a no make-up day to allow your skin to breathe. Bypass your eyebrow pencil, brow gel and pomade too. Once any redness/soreness disappears you can go ahead and apply your make up again. For the majority of people, their skin will return to normal very quickly but if you tend to suffer with sensitivity you may need to wait a bit longer (or you can apply a cool pack to your brows to speed up the recovery process).
  • In between brow treatments try not to pluck out new growth. Allow your hairs to reappear as normal so your therapist can create the perfect shape at your next brow treatment, especially if regrowth has been advised to fix gaps or improve thickness. Having said that, you can get away with plucking out a few stray hairs as long as you don’t veer too close to the main brow shape that you’ve worked so hard to maintain.
  • Finally, go pedal to the metal with styling your brows, from using brow pencils to add depth and drama concealer to help them stand out and setting gel to keep them in perfect position for the entire day.