Your skin is the largest organ of the body and healthy skin is essential to your body’s overall wellbeing. A body care has the potential to: 1) improve your well-being & mental health; 2) produce long term health benefits; and 3) boost skin regeneration.
The worst is over! Now it's time to properly care for your skin after being waxed, and take the necessary steps to make sure it's smooth sailing down there and at your next appointment. We asked a few of our esthetician partners for some advice on how to take care of your skin after a wax.
Tip 1: Take it easy!
Hopefully, you arrived at your wax appointment in loose-fitting clothing, and you plan on staying in them. One easy thing you can do upon getting home is ensuring you change into a clean pair of breathable underwear. We recommend trying Calita Intimates for a buttery soft and super comfortable pair of panties.
In addition to your choice of clothing, avoid exercising, sweating, moving around too much, and any sexual activities that would cause friction on your skin.
Tip 2: Stay hydrated
Ensure you are drinking water before and after your wax. Your body needs it.
To soothe and protect the skin around your bikini line, legs, or armpits, apply a non-comedogenic ingrown hair treatment oil to the waxed area daily, but especially for the first 3 days following your wax appointment. Always wash your hands before applying the oil anywhere on your body.
Another way you can stay hydrated and soothe your skin after a wax is by applying Sweet Escape Oil. This scented ingrown hair treatment oil is packed with natural ingredients, including tangerine essential oil which has extra hydrating and rejuvenating properties. It's a top pick and sold at over 500 waxing studios across North America.
Tip 3: Keep exfoliating
If you're wondering whether to exfoliate before or after your wax, you can do both – but after waxing, exfoliating with one of the Bushbalm™ sugar scrubs is a must. Two or three times a week will be enough to help you avoid any ingrown hairs and bumps that can come when the hair starts to grow back. To up your exfoliating game, try using a dry brush before the shower. Dry brushing is a great skin detox, and an amazing way to exfoliate your skin. For best results with dry brushing, do this twice a week.
Tip 4: Prevent ingrown hairs
Ingrown hairs are normal and common, but they can be treated and prevented. If you are prone to getting ingrown hairs, it's time to add Nude Oil to your daily skincare, everywhere routine. Nude is packed with tea tree oil which is the antibacterial agent used to fight pesty ingrown hairs. It's pretty much scentless, fast-absorbing, cruelty-free, and safe for all skin types. Many estheticians apply Nude Oil immediately after waxing the skin because it can quickly bring down redness, soothe the skin, and most importantly, prevent ingrown hairs.
Tip 5: Treat dark spots
One of the worst parts about ingrown hairs around the bikini line is the stubborn dark spots they can leave behind. To lighten dark spots, start applying Bermuda Oil daily. You’ll want to apply Bermuda Oil within the first two minutes of getting out of the shower because that is when your skin is most absorbent. While it's completely fine to do so, you don't have to apply Bermuda to all of the waxed skin areas. You can simply treat it as a dark spot treatment.
Tip 6: Schedule your next wax appointment
After 4 weeks, you are probably ready for your next wax. Don't shave in between appointments! If you can't make time for your next wax appointment, use the Francesca Trimmer™ to give yourself a little trim.
Questions? More tips to share? Let us know at email@example.com
What is chafing?
Chafing is an extremely common skin problem caused by friction, moisture and irritating fabric. Constant rubbing on the skin gives your skin a burning and stinging sensation. The area of the skin that experiences chaffing can develop a rash and in severe cases can begin to bleed, crust or swell. Chafing often occurs in the thigh or groin area but it can happen anywhere on the body where there is friction, so think, underarms or even your tush.
Who experiences it?
Anyone can experience chafing. Chafing can happen around thighs but it is certainly not limited to just women. Men can experience chafing as well in between their thighs and groin. Many athletes, even the fittest one experience chafing while performing their sport. The repetitive action of their thighs rubbing against each other and excess moisture from sweat causes an uncomfortable burning sensation.
What does it feel like?
It’s hard to narrow down exactly what chafing feels like because it’s different for everyone. We asked some of our followers what chafing feels like for them. These are the responses we got:
“Burning and irritation sensation”
“Wearing a pair of shoes in the summer that gives you a big blister for a period of time that is unavoidable. Also cotton track shorts do the most damage.”
“A sticky feeling that is so uncomfortable that when it’s happening, it’s the only thing you can think of.”
“Feels like a rug burn….. kind of like sandpaper rubbing up against your body”
When does chafing get really bad?
Summer can be a terrible time for those susceptible to chafing because sweat only makes it worse. Also not to mention that in the summer, we tend to wear more loose fitting clothes like shorts, dresses and skirts which leaves our skin exposed.
4 Easy and Accessible Ways to Help with Chafing
- “Isn’t deodorant meant for your underarms?” Yes, it is but you can also use it between your thighs to help with chafing. It can help soothe the skin and minimize the uncomfortable pain. Opt for a regular deodorant stick and avoid anything with a gel consistency.
Wear Anti-Chafing Clothes
- Avoid cotton and wear moisture wicking, well-fitted clothes to avoid chafing between the thighs. The last thing you want to wear is tight jeans shorts that are rough on the skin. Instead of jean shorts, wear biker shorts, those are IN right?
- Most of us have baby powder in our house and it’s a great product to help with chafing. Baby powder is great for absorbing moisture and soothing irritation. The only downside is that the white powder might not give off the best look… But girls gotta do what a girls gotta do…
- Our Nude Oil may not prevent chafing but it will sure help your skin feel less irritated. Pump the oil 2-3 times into your palm and pat the oil onto your inner thighs. The tea tree essential oil will help with the redness and irritation.
Hot girl summers calling your name and you’re ready to take on chafing now that you know some tips on how to ease the burning sensation. Chafing is not something to be embarrassed about and it’s important to know that a lot of people experience it.