FOLLOW THESE 7 SIMPLE STEPS & KEEP YOUR SKIN SMOOTH!
1. CLEAN BEFORE WAXING
Your first order of business should be to exfoliate a couple of days before you wax. Doing so will help you remove any bacteria and dirt from the area. If left alone, that bacteria could cause an infection after your waxing session.
2. AVOID OILS
Avoid oils on acne-prone areas for a while after you wax. Though oils can have great benefits for your skin, if you are acne prone, it can also clog your pores after waxing. And clogged pores can lead to pimples. As a result, you’ll want to invest in some oil-free moisturizers. Some people opt to use aloe vera or witch hazel to tend to their skin.
3. DON’T TOUCH
After a good wax, running your hands across your smooth skin can be tempting– Don’t do it! As it turns out, getting too touchy feely with your skin after a wax can cause some acne. This is because you’re transferring bacteria from your hands to the newly waxed area. Not only that, but you could be transferring oils to the waxed area as well.
4. DON’T EXERCISE TOO SOON AFTERWARDS
Waxing is a part of many of beauty routines. For some of us, exercise is as well; However, exercising too soon after youR wax isn’t the best idea. The sweat which pours down Your skin after Your workouts can cause unsightly breakouts. If you do exercise soon after waxing, make the session light– This will minimize the amount of sweat you produce!
5. CLEANSE AFTER WAXING
We already suggested that you clean your skin before waxing the intended area. Now we’re suggesting that you clean it again after you wax. But isn’t this redundant? Nope! After you wax your skin, the area becomes more vulnerable. You have, after all, just removed the hairs from the follicles. The skin needs time to recover.
6. WAX ON SCHEDULE
Consistency is key! Staying on a waxing routine will ensure that your skin adjusts to the process. Missing an appointment can mean that your skin will “reset,” which means that your skin will have to go through the adjustment period again. And, yes, that adjustment period might come with skin irritations and rashes. This is why it’s so important to get your skin on a schedule.
7. DON’T POP
Alright. We’re trying to keep you acne free. Even so, acne happens, and when it does, you don’t want it to spread. Popping a pimple every now and then might be tempting, but it only spreads bacteria. Popping one might just lead to another nearby. Or, depending on the areas you touched afterward, it could lead to another in a completely different area. Instead of squeezing your pimples, just apply some sort of pimple-fighting substance to them. They’ll be gone in no time.