Post Waxing Tips

Body hair removal is an intimate experience. At Encore Waxing we want your body waxing or sugaring experience to be comfortable and effective. Returning every 3-6 weeks will produce optimal results by slowing hair growth and maintaining better results between treatments. Your first 3 appointments are the most important to reach these goals and our 3-packs allow you to pre-pay and save.

Post-Wax Skincare

  • Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Exfoliating two or three times a week helps remove dead cells and oils from the surface of the skin so that hair is able to grow back with minimal irritation. Physical and/or chemical exfoliators are available. Use a sugar scrub, salt scrub, exfoliating mitt, or body brush to slough off dead skin cells or use a product with glycolic acid, lactic acid, or salicylic acid to help accelerate skin turnover and prevent ingrown hairs. NOTE: Do NOT use exfoliating products for 1-2 days after waxing.
  • To soothe and protect the skin, apply a moisturizing lotion every day.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing in waxed areas immediately after waxing as this may result in irritation and ingrown hairs.
  • Avoid antiperspirants and deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm wax.
  • Do not remove hair (especially by shaving) between appointments. If there are stray hairs that you wish to remove, tweezing is the best option.
  • Avoid immediate exposure to the sun after waxing and wear sunscreen as recently waxed areas may be prone to hyper-pigmentation.
  • Avoid tanning booths and accelerators for 2-3 days after waxing.
  • Avoid strenuous activity and exercise for 12 hours after waxing.
  • Avoid saunas, hot baths/tubs, and other heated sources for 48 hours.
  • Your skin will normally be slightly red after your waxing service. For most people, the redness is mostly gone after 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Some slight soreness and small bumps are common and temporary reactions to waxing. These symptoms should subside within 48 hours. You may apply a topical soothing and anti-bacterial solution to help minimize these side effects. Should irritation continue, we recommend that you use an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to avoid infection and scabbing.
  • If you experience a histamine reaction during your waxing service, we will apply a topical solution to reduce the small bumps. They generally will be gone within 24 hour of your waxing service. At your next appointment, you may consider taking an OTC allergy relief medication like Benadryl (if it does not contradict your physician’s instructions) prior to the appointment.
  • If you are prone to ingrown hairs, we recommend a topical solution such as PFB Vanish to minimize the chance of having ingrown hairs after your service.


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