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How To Care For Your Skin Down There After A Wax

How To Care For Your Skin Down There After A Wax

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.

Female in comfy clothes applying Bushbalm Oil
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.

Dry Brush Bushbalm
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.

Bermuda Oil Bushbalm Skincare

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 team@mybushbalm.com

It's Time To Treat Your Tush

It's Time To Treat Your Tush

We're all about skincare for *literally* everywhere, which is why we are so excited to officially introduce you to Tush, The Body Firming Cream.

The best kind of skincare routines include products that were made for every inch of your body - including your behind. Taking care, or treating the skin on your bum is just as important as taking care of the skin on your face. Just like your bikini area, or underarms, your bum can benefit from a skincare routine, whether that means dry brushing it twice a week with our Nordic Dry Brush, or treating dark spots and hyperpigmentation that you may have on your behind with our Bermuda Oil, or now hydrating it with Tush, our new firming cream.

 

How To Tighten The Skin On Your Bum
If your bum could use a hydrating lift, or some extra moisturizing to help smooth out the appearance of skin, you are going to love applying Tush to your body right after the shower. Here are a few reasons why. 

 

Tush is extra creamy and smells amazing

Tush comes in two different sizes, in a beautiful peachy pink recyclable tube. The extra rich cream has a fresh vanilla blossom and warm almond scent that will give you sunny vacation vibes every time you apply it to your behind. Tush smells so good, you'll want to douse your entire body in it, and you should!

 

Tush can firm, smooth, tighten and soften the appearance of skin

Coffea arabica seed is one of the natural ingredients included in the Tush formula. The caffeine included in Tush helps firm, tighten, and leaves your skin feeling plumped. Another natural key ingredient included in the Tush formula is Brazilian nut seed oil. Brazilian nut seed oil moisturizes the skin, has a ton of rejuvenating properties and improves skin elasticity to prevent premature aging.

 

How To Soften The Appearance Of Stretch Marks

Tush can be used all over the body (but not on your face!)

Yes we made this cream to treat your tush, but you can use it anywhere skin needs a lift. Think stomach, arms, thighs - or anywhere you may have stretch marks that you'd like to soften. You will love the way your skin feels after applying this firming cream.

 

Female applying a firming body cream to her thigh

Tush can soften the appearance of stretch marks

Our customers have been asking us for years to create a natural product that would help with cellulite and stretch marks. While there is no real cure to cellulite, which is fine because it's completely normal, (read more about that here), the natural ingredients in Tush will help smooth out skin, making your cellulite less visible. When used daily, Tush can also help lighten and soften the appearance of stretch marks on the stomach, bum, and thighs.

Stretch Marks on bum

Tush keeps your booty feeling smooth

Why wouldn't you want smooth skin everywhere? Tush is packed with natural ingredients like Jojoba Oil that will give you 24/7 hydration. A little bit of this cream goes a long way. Tush is fast absorbing and best to use right after the shower.

 

Woman with Bushbalm skincare products

So, are you ready to add Tush to your skincare, everywhere routine? If you need more convincing click here.

4 Easy and Accessible Ways to Help with Chafing

4 Easy and Accessible Ways to Help with Chafing
Hot girl summer is right around the corner and it’s safe to say we’re all excited for the sunshine. After the crazy year we all experienced, what we need and deserve is some warm sunny weather that will give us a rush of serotonin. But hot girl summer also means sweaty girl summer for some of us. Heat and sweat can be a disaster combination for those susceptible to chafing. So let’s chat about it. 

 

Leg Chafing

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 

Deodorant Stick

    • 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? 

Baby Powder 

    • 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…

Nude Oil 

    • 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.

 

Leg Chaffing