Waxing is one of the most popular techniques used to remove unwanted hair from the face or anywhere on the body. It's tried, tested and safe, and leaves skin silky smooth. Hair regrowth after waxing tends to be soft rather than stubbly which is one of the marked advantages of waxing as opposed to shaving. To get the most benefit and least risk of any unwanted effects it's important to know what to do and what not to do after waxing. Here are some of the best after wax care tips.

What to Do After Waxing

Keep skin scrupulously clean - But without using any harsh chemicals for at least the first 24 hours. Witch hazel is both soothing and antiseptic and is an ideal post-wax care product.
Wrap ice cubes in a clean towel - And apply the pack to any waxed area that's reddened or feels heated and uncomfortable

Choose comfortable clothing - Natural and loose are the watchwords here. Breathable cotton is a much better option than synthetics as you don't want to trap sweat or other moisture that could irritate the skin. This applies whatever part of the body you've had waxed but is especially important after a Brazilian or other intimate waxing.

Keep the skin moisturised - Hydration is important but again stay away from harsh chemicals. Baby oil or Aloe Vera gel are gentle enough to feed skin without irritating it.

Exfoliate - After body waxing but not until any irritation from the treatment itself has subsided. If your skin is still discoloured or feels sensitive or irritated it's too early to exfoliate.

What Not to do After Waxing

Along with removing hair, waxing also takes off some surface skin cells. These will be mostly dead cells which you don't need, but it does mean that the exposed cells underneath will be especially sensitive. A lot of your post wax care centres around avoiding things that may irritate this sensitive skin.

No touching - It's all too easy to introduce bacteria onto the skin after waxing and this is a time when you're especially likely to get spots or pimples.

No sex! - This applies to intimate waxing only of course, but it's best to avoid heat, friction and sweat until your skin feels comfortable and there's no visible sign of irritation. This is likely to be around 24-48 hours so if you're planning a romantic weekend it's best to arrange your waxing treatment mid-week or earlier.

Avoid public water areas while your skin is healing - That's places like swimming pools, saunas or hot tubs where you might pick up an infection.
Stay cool - Avoid sunbathing, tanning beds or similar for a couple of days after treatment, your freshly exposed skin will be especially vulnerable to burning.

Treating Allergic Reactions or Irritation

  • Redness and swelling is common after facial waxing - Treat this with ice which will cool the skin and reduce inflammation.
  • Pimples and spots - Can be a result of mild infection. Just cleanse the area gently and resist the temptation to pick or squeeze.
  • Itchy bumps - Sometimes known as hives, can be an allergic reaction either to an ingredient in the wax itself or to something you've put on the skin afterwards. This reaction generally subsides after a few hours, but if no,t an anti-histamine tablet will generally resolve the problem. Try a different waxing treatment formulated for sensitive skin next time you want to get rid of your unwanted hair.

Special Thanks to Mark from http://www.theshoreditchspa.com/our-treatments/waxing-female.html . for sharing with us this information.