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Laying down, spreading our legs and having every fibre in our body feel like it is being yanked out is probably the most hellish experience we go through, but it definitely helps make us feel like a goddess afterwards, right? Well, we help you maximize those amazing results with a few steps on post bikini wax care to help get the best out of that not-so-pleasant memory. Go on and make the most of your super smooth bikini area!
We all know how relaxing a steamy, hot shower can be after a long day, but trust us, you definitely need to alter your bathing routine after your wax. Hot water can irritate the sensitive area after your bikini wax and create plenty of discomfort down there. It’s best to stay clear of steamy temperatures for a day after your appointment and stick to warm water till your hair follicles close.
Yup, your skincare regime should extend to your nether regions as well. It’s important to exfoliate and moisturize in between appointments to keep your skin soft and smooth. Dry skin can occur down there as well - that should be reason enough to take care of the area. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells, prevents ingrowths and helps the hair get removed much more easily at your next appointment.
As you wait for a few weeks before your next appointment, it can be tempting to want to shave any small hair that shows up till then. Razor stubble WILL be way tougher to wax off and will definitely be much more painful than you expected. Do yourself a favour and refrain from shaving your bikini area and wait till your hair is about a quarter inch long before your next appointment.
Treat redness, soreness and tenderness right after your wax and for a few days after with aloe vera gel. This will help soothe and settle the sensitive area. Refrain from using a harsh soap down there; a mild cleanser like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser instead is much better.
Your bikini area is more susceptible to infections after your wax since the hair follicles are open. Yes, we know that you can’t get over how smooth the area is, but touching or rubbing is a big no afterwards since your fingernails are major culprits when it comes to carrying around germs. Oh, and that means telling your partner to refrain from it too for a few hours.
It’s true that waxing regularly leads to sparser growth, which means that you’ll eventually need to wax less frequently. So don’t shave and be particular about regular waxing appointments for smooth skin.
Hitting the gym after your bikini wax isn’t such a great idea as sweat can lead to irritation in the area. Since the hair follicles are open, perspiration can lead to itchiness, irritation and even an infection. Make sure to wait for at least a day before you start exercising.
Which means no skin-tight clothing post your appointment. Give those skinny jeans a miss as well. Instead, bring out loose cottons and breezy fabrics to avoid irritation in the area. That means no lacy panties either, as they could cause itchiness. MUST-READ: 10 Emotions Every Girl Has During A Bikini Wax MUST-READ: Get Rid Of The OUCH Factor: 8 Tricks To Help Make Waxing Less Painful