Swimsuit season is in full swing, and we know you’re determined to rock that summer look with confidence. But it’s important not to overdo it with irritants and exercise after waxing. Your skin deserves some serious TLC after a waxing session, so we’re spilling the best aftercare tips for your active summer!
Do I Need to Take a Break From Exercise After Waxing?
We get it. You’re a fitness enthusiast or trying to meet your summer body goals, so taking a break from your exercise routine might make you antsy. We’re all about staying active and sweating it out, but here’s the deal: Sweat is going to cause you problems.
After waxing, your skin needs a breather. It’s more sensitive, slightly inflamed, and just needs to chill. When you exercise after waxing, sweat and bacteria can find their way to exposed pores, inviting breakouts, ingrown hairs, and infections. And the friction from your workout gear is a recipe for irritation. So, do yourself a favor and give your freshly waxed skin 24 to 48 hours of rest. If you can’t resist a workout, opt for the lowest-intensity exercises like slow yoga, light stretching, or a leisurely stroll.
After those initial 48 hours, you’re free to get back into your regular exercise routine. But start by choosing breathable workout attire made of moisture-wicking fabrics and avoid thick, grippy fabrics like nylon, polyester, and spandex.
What Else Should I Avoid After Getting Waxed?
Empower yourself to maintain your smooth, radiant, and hair-free glow (and minimize any potential discomfort) by knowing what to avoid after getting waxed.
- Avoid any harsh chemical and fragrant lotions, oils, or soaps on the skin for at least 24 hours. These irritants have chemicals that may react with your fresh skin and are likely to clog your newly exposed hair follicles—adding further irritation.
- We hate to be the bearer of bad news but try to wait a day or two to have sex. Sex leads to friction and causes chafing, which might cause redness and uncomfortable bumps on your delicate skin.
- Sun’s out, bun’s out—unless you just got waxed! Your glowing skin is extra sensitive to UV rays right now, so protect yourself from direct sunlight, as this can generate a rash, burn the exposed area, and even cause hyperpigmentation.
- Stay away from warm, wet places like saunas, pools, and hot baths or showers, for at least 24 hours following your wax. Bacteria thrive in these warm and wet environments, leaving you more susceptible to infections while your pores are open and vulnerable. The hot water can also cause pimples or redness around your freshly removed hair.
What’s the Secret to Sustaining Silkiness Post-Wax?
You’ve experienced the magic of silky-smooth skin after waxing, but sometimes those pesky bumps and ingrown hairs can make an appearance. To maintain that flawless, touchable skin and keep those unwanted visitors at bay, it’s time to embrace the art of gentle exfoliation.Three days after your wax, incorporate a daily exfoliating routine in the shower. Grab a gentle cleanser and a soft washcloth to keep those ingrown hairs in check and your skin flawless between waxing sessions.
Get the Wax Support and Care You Deserve with Blue Pearl
At Blue Pearl Waxing, we’re not just passionate about giving you the smoothest waxing experience; we’re your partners in aftercare, too. Remember, it’s all about finding the perfect balance between self-care and staying active. So, embrace that post-waxing glow, hold off on the exercise after waxing, and get ready to slay your next workout!
If you run into any issues like ingrown hairs or blemishes, don’t stress! Give us a call, and our knowledgeable team will answer your questions and recommend the best treatment and products tailored just for you. With the right aftercare, your skin will remain nurtured, radiant, and irresistibly smooth long after your visit to Blue Pearl Waxing. And don’t forget to book your next appointment in four to five weeks for those consistently fabulous results!