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Waxing Aftercare

Welcome to your waxing pre and post care journey! Follow the instructions outlined on this page for silky soft skin, long after leaving the salon.

Caring for your freshly waxed skin extends far past your waxing appointment. We have been Australia’s waxing experts since 1990 and thoroughly understand the importance of caring for your body in the salon and out. We have formulated our range of Waxing Essentials to keep your skin smooth, hydrated and glowing at every stage of your body care routine.

Our best waxing aftercare tip… stay in routine and follow our expert advice! Training your hair growth cycle can take anywhere between 4-6 regular waxes until everything comes into sync. This is because our hair grows, rests, and sheds naturally. Hair breakage can also be caused by activities such as shaving, hair removal, dry skin, or friction from clothes.

How to prepare for a wax

Preparing for your wax is important and made easy with Essential Beauty & Piercing. Before your appointment prepare with the following:

  • Ensure hair is roughly 1/2 a centimeter long (about the length of a grain of rice)
  • Exfoliate using Prep, 24-48 hours prior to your waxing session to eliminate any dead skin
  • Leading up to your waxing session you should moisturise with Nourish each day to keep hair soft, prevent breakage and encourage easier hair removal

Things to note:

  • We recommend avoiding exfoliating your skin any closer than 24 hours to your appointment as it may lead to irritation
  • Do not apply moisturiser on the day of your appointment as this may interfere with the wax

On the day of your appointment

On the day of your appointment, it is important to ensure your skin is ready for waxing:

  • We recommend showering or cleansing skin before your appointment to be fresh and clean prior to your service
  • Please do not apply any moisturiser to your skin & ensure your skin is free of any perfumes, lotions or oils as they can interfere with your results
  • Do not exfoliate any closer than 24 hours before your appointment
  • Wear loose clothing to your appointment, and avoid tight clothes immediately after your wax

After your wax

After your wax-appointment, skin may be slightly red and irritated, but don’t fret! Your skin will be feeling silky smooth in next to no time. See our top tips for that post-appointment glow below:

  • Avoid hot showers, saunas, swimming, strenuous exercise, or lying in the sun for the first 24 hours
  • Stay in loose, comfortable clothing for the rest of the day after waxing to avoid any irritation caused by rubbing
  • Soothe and calm your skin with Soothe Hydrating & Cooling Serum. Soothe is a great way to protect your skin’s barrier and calm any redness. Soothe is the perfect after-wax aid suitable for the body and face

Post-waxing routine

It is important to continue caring for your body and skin long after leaving the salon. We have formulated the ultimate line of products to keep your skin feeling silkier and softer than ever before.

Prep – Exfoliating Body Scrub & Mask:
Exfoliate, detoxify, and hydrate with Prep! Our unique blend of kaolin and bentonite clay facilitates detoxification to buff away dead skin while nourishing your skin with shea butter and jojoba oil to repair and hydrate the skin. Prep can be used to prepare skin for your wax, use in-between appointments, smooth ingrown hairs, and get your skin ready for tanning each week!

Nourish – Body Moisturiser with Hair Growth Minimiser:
Deeply hydrate and replenish skin with Nourish Body Moisturiser & Hair Growth Minimiser. Nourish is the perfect product to hydrate your body 1-2 days after waxing. We recommend keeping a regular moisturising routine to get the most out of your wax. Moisturising your skin will prevent hairs from snapping and keep your skin nourished and fresh. Continued use of Nourish after waxing services will gradually refine the density of hairs. Papaya extract helps to weaken the hair follicle, slowing regrowth in between waxing appointments. Nourish Body Moisturiser leaves skin feeling silky and nourished all day, the non-greasy and fast-absorbing formula is the perfect addition to your waxing and daily routine.

Soothe – Hydrating & Cooling Serum:
Soothe Hydrating & Cooling Serum is the perfect post-wax aid to relieve and replenish skin. Soothe is packed with nutrient-rich ingredients with cucumber, aloe vera and green tea. Green tea and aloe vera reduce redness and inflammation, and the high water content in cucumber keeps the skin hydrated. Soothe is best used on the face and body post wax to soothe sensitive skin. You can continue using Soothe every evening until your next wax appointment, it is the perfect oil-free moisturiser for anyone who breaks out after a wax or has acne-prone skin.

Glow – Radiant Body Oil:
Glow is sunkissed, radiance in a bottle! Glow is the perfect body oil to hydrate and nourish skin. Formulated with both Vitamin E and jojoba oil to provide extra protection and replenishment from the harsh sun rays. Our Glow Body Oil gives a subtle sparkle to the skin, the perfect product to highlight and enhance your post wax glow, or a fresh tan from our tanning clients.

Treat & prevent ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs can be a real pain and treating them is important. Ingrown hairs can appear for a number of reasons and keeping them at bay with the correct products is key.

Use Ingrostopper – Ingrown Hair Treatment

  • Ingrostopper has been formulated with Tea Tree Oil & Vitamin A
  • Draws out the infection rapidly without causing any trauma to the skin
  • Reduces redness and swelling while preventing infection
  • Suitable for all areas of the body
  • Use twice a day, or as often as needed
  • Spot treat ingrown hairs, or massage into the affected area

Use Erase – Ingrown Hair Treatment Dots

  • Keep ingrown hairs at bay with our dual-action hydrocolloid patches.
  • Draw out excess moisture from fluid-filled bumps while creating a protective barrier to prevent further irritation.
  • Each Bump Dot pack includes 24 patches, conveniently packaged in discreet and lightweight packaging that’s perfect for your makeup bag and on-the-go use.

We also recommend a regular exfoliating and moisturising routine to buff away dead skin, and hydrate hairs to prevent ingrowns from forming. There are no better products than Essential Beauty Skin’s Prep & Nourish!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I get waxed during my period?

You can be waxed during your period, however where possible, we recommend waiting until your cycle is finished. Waxing on your period can be more painful as the area is sensitive, and skin recovery is likely to take longer. If you choose to be waxed on your period, in order to successfully complete the service, you will need to wear a tampon or menstrual cup.

Can I get waxed if I'm on medications?

Waxing can still be performed when taking most medications, however there are a few which need to be avoided as they thin the skin, making you more at risk of skin lift. These can include:

  • Accutane (Acne medication)
  • Adapalene (Acne medication)
  • Alustra (Retin A)
  • Avage (Acne medication)
  • Avita (Retin A)
  • Azelex (Peeling agent)
  • Clindamycin
  • Differin (Acne medication)
  • Doxycycline
  • Erythromycin
  • Isotretinoin (like Accutane)
  • Madifloxicine
  • Metronidazole
  • Prednisone
  • Renova (Retin A)
  • Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)
  • Tazarac (Acne medication)
  • Tazarotene (Tazorac)
  • Tetracycline
  • Tretinoin (Retin A)

If you are unsure as to whether your current medication will prevent you from having waxing, please consult your Doctor before making an appointment.

Can I leave my underwear on during my bikini wax?

Yes, you can, but you will need to work with your Beauty Therapist during your treatment to support the skin and remove all unwanted hair. We offer a disposable G-string for all bikini and Brazilian waxing services for modesty and to help support the skin.

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