Taking Care of Your Skin Between Waxes
During the first 24-48 hours after waxing your skin may be tender and swollen. Keep your skin clean, but do not over wash, and keep it protected.
Avoid excessive heat for 24-48 hours after your waxing service (tanning, saunas, hot baths, exercise, etc.) Avoid swimming and wear loose clothing for a day or so. Don't shave or trim between wax treatments.
Keep your skin protected. One of the best products we have found to use after waxing and that we recommend is simply organic virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil (unrefined) is the only oil that does not trap heat in the skin and will cool and soothe the skin. It has naturally occurring anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can help assist the healing process as well as minimize breakouts for those prone to them. Best of all it contains no harsh ingredients like preservatives that can cause skin irritation. Continue to moisturize your skin daily with a small amount of coconut oil, or one of our Jo + Co Skin Care moisturizers.
To get the most out of your waxing and for best results:
After about 5-7 days after your waxing service start exfoliating the skin regularly 1-2 times per week as needed. (Do not over exfoliate). We like using a wet or dry body brush for the body, simple baking soda and water, or a salt or sugar scrub. When using one of these methods, be sure to move in direction of the hair growth. Do not scrub the skin in circles or against the direction of the hair. If you prefer to not use a manual exfoliation method, a serum or moisturizer with glycolic, malic, and/ or kojic acid can be applied daily to which will also help to minimize ingrown hairs and other skin irritations. Products with salicylic acid are not typically useful in preventing ingrown hairs but can help minimize irritation or breakouts.
Facial waxing should be done every 2 to 3 weeks and body waxing should be done every 4 to 5 weeks. Exfoliate your skin 3-4 days before your next body, bikini, or Brazilian waxing appointment.
We currently offer an assortment of quality skin care exfoliators and skin moisturizers for you to purchase at our waxing salon or online.