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Immediately after your wax:

These are general guidelines and not intended as medical advice.

It’s normal immediately after your wax for a little bit of redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours and is normally due to a histamine reaction. Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it’s important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free.

This means:
Avoid touching the area that has just been waxed, since bacteria from your fingers can easily be transferred into your hair follicles.

Keep the skin clean, I recommend Finipil antiseptic cream. Otherwise, mild soap and water.

Avoid makeup, wear loose fitting clothing, avoid heavy workouts, sun exposure, swimming, very hot baths or fragranced lotions for 48 hours.

With Brazilian waxing, you will want to avoid sexual intercourse for 48 hours as well.

If there is any wax residue left on the skin a simple oil (like olive oil) will remove it.

The most common, adverse side effect of waxing is a condition called folliculitis. This usually calms down by itself but, in some, can result in what appear to be acne or whiteheads. If this condition occurs, please contact me for treatment instructions.

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Consult your doctor for any more serious reaction. 

Preventing In grown hairs

As your skin closes over the follicle, the next consideration is to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs. This is when new, often softer hair can get trapped under the skin and risk infection. Continue using Finipil to keep the follicle clean and cool. 

Wait 48 hours, then:
Use a clean exfoliating glove with a mild soap to gently buff the area.

Use an exfoliating product (like Tend skin) daily  to further keep the skin from clogging the follicle.

Continue gently exfoliating regularly and especially the night before your next wax. Do not exfoliate the day of your wax.

Remember to allow the hair to grow to  approximately 1/4-1/2 inch (no longer) before your next appointment.

These steps will keep the skin smooth, looking hair-free longer & make your next wax quicker & less painful!