Mooeys Chief Wax Trainer, Glam-Ma Moo, gives the lowdown on all the “Do’s & Don’ts” of Waxing Aftercare with extra detail on what to avoid.
So, what are the “Do’s & Don’ts” of Waxing Aftercare?
It’s lovely to be left with the silky smooth skin that waxing leaves you with, but aftercare is so important as the skin is sensitive after a waxing treatment and the last thing you want to do is aggravate it and make it sore.
The reason the skin is sensitive after waxing is that the blood rushes to the waxed area, slightly raising the skin temperature and sensitivity. Hair follicles are left open for a while from the hair removal, so your skin will be prone to infection if you were to apply certain lotions and potions or expose your skin to certain temperatures or situations.
Initially after your treatment, while you are still in the treatment room, you will be given the Moo Soothe cream or Moo Care oil to apply onto your skin, for instant soothing and anti-redness treatment. These products are designed to be applied straight after a wax. They are made up of soothing essential oils so as not to irritate the skin, and they are completely synthetic-free so you know you are only putting loveliness back into your skin! Our scrummy Moo products are vegan, cruelty-free and the packaging is recyclable and even refillable (watch this space)! Our after-care products are available to buy both in-salon or on our online shop, should you wish to carry on using it at home.
The following is a guide to how to care for your skin after a wax. It is the same for any part of the body that has been waxed, and this is up on the wall in every Mooeys treatment room so that you can take a photo too for reference. Note that between treatments you can help by keeping the skin moisturized, and exfoliate regularly with a body polish or scrub. This will help prevent nasty ingrowing hairs and your therapist can discuss this with you too.
The Moo Guide to Waxing Aftercare
🐮 No sauna, steam or sunbed for 24 hours
🐮 No sunbathing for 24 hours
🐮 No make-up for 24 hours
🐮 No swimming for 24 hours
🐮 Do not apply fake tan for the first 24 hours
🐮 Do not exfoliate the area for the first 48 hours
🐮 No hot baths and showers for 24 hours
🐮 No perfumed bubble bath or shower gel for 24 hours
Exposing the skin to heat, sun, perfumed lotions or exfoliants will increase risk of infection because of the open hair follicles, and it will just be bloomin’ sore! So treat your freshly waxed skin kindly, and you will reap the benefits.
🐮 Moisturise regularly
🐮 Exfoliate regularly (2-3 times per week)
Occasionally, you may go a little bit red after a wax, this is completely normal and this does vary from person to person. The best thing to do is to apply some Moo Soothe or Moo Calm onto the area and wait for the redness or sensitivity to go down. Then you can carry on your usual skincare routine, adhering to the guidance for the first 24-48 hours that we advise.
Please remember, should you have any type of adverse reaction to your waxing treatment, please let us know as soon as you can so we can advise you what to do. In order to best help you, we may ask you to come in so we can take a look, or at least send us a photo. Thankfully, as we carry out full consultations before your first treatment with us and ask for any updates each time we see you; this doesn’t happen very often.
We don’t only want to look after you during your time with us at Mooeys, we also care about you after you go home. Your treatments with us, whether waxing, nails or lashes, are always accompanied by home care advice so you can look after you, until we get to look after you next time!
So remember Moos, keep moo-isturising! x