The most important post-waxing care tip is the use of Post-depilatory products.
However, choosing the right one for your clients is a battle. Lotions enhance the skin’s brightness, soothe and moisturise. Cold compresses work great at calming red skin and reducing the appearance of red bumps, irritation, or inflammation. Post wax oils are a great way to remove sticky residue to leave skin shiny and smooth.
Sensitivity is the other key issue that is greatly alleviated with the use of post waxing products
Not all clients can withstand the harshness of waxing. Some avoid this procedure because of skin sensitivity. Redness, puffed up skin, blotches, and rashes are some of the traits which many women observe post waxing. Post waxing lotions are formulated using the best ingredients keeping sensitive skins in mind. These lotions make sure the skin gets an even tone, remains moisturised and help prevent infected follicles.
Let’s look at the different post-depilatory products available and how they can successfully complete your waxing treatment for your client.
LYCON merges science and nature for the ultimate in top to toe professional waxing with LYCON easy to use Post waxing lotions. Important and necessary during all waxing, to cleanse, protect, calm, nurture and condition the skin while waxing.
LYCON chooses to formulate with quality, natural ingredients and they choose not to formulate with ingredients that do not fit their philosophy such as parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, hydroquinone etc.
Vegan | Cruelty Free | Gluten Free
A light, moisturising and soothing lotion for after hot and strip waxing. Contains Tea-Tree Oil, well known for its anti-bacterial benefits.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
On completion of waxing, cleanse skin with Lycotane Skin Cleanser then apply Tea-Tree Soothe by hand and massage well into skin to moisturise, soothe and condition the surface of the skin after waxing.
A perfect way to end a waxing treatment. Removes sticky strip wax residue, while soothing and nurturing at the same time. Contains Tea-Tree Oil, well known for its anti-bacterial benefits.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
On completion of waxing, cleanse skin with Lycotane Skin Cleanser. Then apply Tea-Tree Perfect and massage well into the skin.
- Apricot Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil
For a relaxing way to end a strip waxing treatment, choose lavender scented Perfect Finish. This post-wax oil removes sticky strip wax residue, while calming and moisturising the skin. Moisturises, refreshes and keeps skin clean and fresh.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
On completion of strip waxing, cleanse skin with Lycotane Skin Cleanser then apply Tea-Tree Perfect by hand and massage well into skin to moisturise, soothe and condition the skin’s surface.
- Apricot Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil
ALOE VERA SOOTHING GEL
Aloe Vera Soothing Gel provides immediate soothing benefits and diminishes skin redness, offering lasting hydration for the face and body. Excellent in salon after laser treatments, as a post-waxing soother after all waxing or to calm and cool skin after sun exposure and general daily use.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
On completion of waxing, cleanse skin with Lycotane Skin Cleanser. Then apply Aloe Vera Soothing Gel, massaging lightly into skin. For external use on unbroken skin only. Excellent for after sun exposure or daily use to moisturise and soothe the skin on the face and body.
- Aloe Vera
MANIFICO FINISHING LOTION
With a decadent yet light masculine scent, MANifico Finishing Lotion is formulated with soothing and calming Australian Sandalwood and Tazman Berry. It effectively moisturises and protects the skin after all waxing treatments, suitable for the face and body.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
On completion of waxing, cleanse skin with MANifico Skin Cleanser then apply MANifico Finishing Lotion by hand and massage well into the skin to moisturise, soothe and condition the surface of the skin after waxing.
- Australian Sandalwood
- Tazman Berry
Depilève post-depilatory products complete the depilatory treatment by caring for the skin from different angles:
- Moisturising lotions: cleanse, soothe, regenerate and hydrate the skin. Its different formulas are adapted to each area and type of skin.
- Hair weakening agents: weaken and slow hair growth while hydrating and soothing the skin.
Specific ingrown hair treatments: disinfect, heal and regenerate the skin by treating ingrown hairs and preventing their appearance.
Post-depilatory and treatment soothing lotion
Depileve’s Soothing Cream is a post-depilatory lotion enriched with Aloe Vera and Zinc Oxide, two soothing, anti-inflammatory and regenerating ingredients that soothe and prevent redness and irritation. Thanks to its beige pigments, it provides a makeup effect on the skin, unifying the tone.
It is especially recommended in the hot months. For all skin types. Perfect to use at home.
It can be used as a skin mask, in a covering layer, for five to ten minutes
FOLISAN INTIMATE / FOLISAN
Preventive treatment of ingrown hairs
All the benefits of Folisan against folliculitis in a gel formula or roll-on formula that treats and prevents ingrown hairs in all areas including the most delicate areas such as armpits, groin or beard. The roll-on format makes it ideal for daily use at home and for hard-to-reach areas. It is perfect for men who shave with a razor as it also prevents infection in the pores.
Apply it every day on the depilated or shaved area until the hair stands out.
Post-depilatory moisturising oil
Water-soluble azulene oil enriched with wheat germ that cleanses any remaining wax on the skin after waxing. Due to its oily texture, it is perfect for a comforting post-depilatory massage.
- Azulene oil provides soothing and protective active ingredients, while wheat germ fights dry skin.
Before waxing, a small amount can be applied to the palms of the hands to improve adherence to the bands. This way we will prevent them from slipping and getting impregnated with wax.
Post-depilatory and treatment emulsion
Post-depilatory lotion that removes any remaining wax and soothes and hydrates the skin after waxing, leaving the skin silky and elastic. Its formula is enriched with Calendula and Oat extract, both with anti-inflammatory and softening effects.
It is recommended for all skin types and its absorption time is fast. The 200 ml version is perfect for use at home.
Apply it with a good massage until it is absorbed. If it is on the legs, do it with upward movements to promote venous return
Hair growth inhibitor serum
These debilitating blisters favour the anti-keratinisation process, that is, they weaken the hair, reduce its thickness and delay its growth thanks to the Papaya and Vitamin E present in its formula. In addition, they hydrate the skin.
Gold Concentrate is applied immediately after waxing, when the pore is dilated, with a circular massage until completely absorbed. The three-vial version is ideal for continuing treatment at home.
If there are remains of wax after waxing, first apply Gold Concentrate, taking advantage of the maximum expansion of the pore, and then the milk or cleansing oil.
Soothing post-depilatory and treatment cream
This cream, enriched with multiple active ingredients, is known as “The Indispensable” in post-depilatory care and skin treatment. In addition to removing the remains of wax, it regenerates the skin, provides elasticity, tones, soothes, softens, hydrates, prevents irritations and redness and improves resistance to the skin to the sun.
Its texture is creamy, quickly absorbed and is for all skin types. Perfect to continue with the treatment at home.
- Vitamin E: deep regenerating effect
- Ruscus Acuoleatus Extract: With cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, it provides elasticity.
- Oat Extract: reduces irritation and has an emollient and restorative effect. Contains essential acids that improve the elasticity of the skin.
- Fucus extract: Improves the skin’s resistance to the sun.
Contains Apaisant Complex indicated for sensitive and attacked skin. With softening properties, it reduces erythema, and provides skin comfort.
It can be used as a mask, with a minimum exposure time of three minutes
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ALPINE BLUEBELL AFTER WAX BODY LOTION
The Alpine Bluebell occurs mainly in sub-alpine woodland in the Australian Capital Territory, south-eastern New South Wales and Victoria. The Australian indigenous Wurundjerri people used the flowers as bush tucker for an exceptionally long time. Enriched with cocoa butter, Alpine Bluebell lotion will leave skin feeling soothed and protected. Formulated with Essential Oils of Tea Tree and Lavender, known for their soothing properties, Alpine Bluebell lotion can be used after waxing or as a general body lotion.
Benefits of Lavender essential oil and Australian grown Tea Tree oil, ultra-light after wax lotion.
- After hot or strip waxing. Instantly reduces redness and inflammation
- Protects against bacteria assists in reducing folliculitis after waxing.
- Great as home care to aid in the treatment of ingrown hairs.
ALPINE BLUEBELL PRE AND POST WAX OIL
Alpine Bluebell is a violet-coloured Australian wildflower and the floral emblem of the Australian Capital Territory. It is found in the cooler regions of Australia. Alpine Bluebell pre and after wax oil is formulated with Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils to calm and cool skin before and after waxing.
- Delicate light oil softly scented with Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils
- Lavender essential oil is rapidly absorbed by skin
- Therapeutic benefits of Lavender and Tea Tree oil
- Contains no mineral oil.
MANCINE ULTIMATE FINISH AFTER WAX OIL Oil
The ultimate way to complete your waxing routine. Blended with Almond Oil, Pharmaceutical Oil, Lavender Oil and Chamomile. An excellent combination that clears any wax residue left behind after the waxing process. Suitable for use on both face and body. Leaves your client feeling wonderfully relaxed and calm with skin.
- Clear Finish
- Chamomile & Lavender
INGROWN [ZONE]™ SERUM
A powerful but gentle serum with soothing aloe vera and witch hazel. Quickly and effectively draws out stubborn ingrown hairs and soothes and calms the skin, preventing itching. Use before and after hair removal on the body only.
INGROWN [ZONE]™ ACTIVE CREAM
An amazingly effective super-concentrated cream. A gentle and easy way to prevent and treat ingrown hair on the body. Scientifically formulated with tea-tree oil, resorcinol, bromelian and vitamin A. Ingrown Zone helps reduce inflammation and swelling of the hair follicle that can occur as the result of hair removal. Natural.
INGROWN [ZONE]™ TRIPLE ACTION POST DEPILATORY LOTION
A soothing lotion with a unique triple-action prevents ingrown hair, retards hair growth, and moisturises the skin. Formulated with natural botanical ingredients for application after waxing and daily use. Slows and softens future hair growth so waxing becomes easier and more comfortable.
The Don’ts of Post-Waxing Care
- Do Not Touch Freshly Waxed Skin.
The natural oils on the skin can clog the pores, and the bacteria that are normally on your skin might increase the risk of infection. Resist the temptation to scratch or touch waxed areas if you want to avoid bumps or other adverse reactions.
- Do Not Use Oily or Drying Skin Products Immediately.
This includes thick body butters, heavily scented or coloured body washes, sprays, lotions, or deodorants. Vaseline and oily products can clog your open pores and cause bumps, while fragrances or colorants can increase the risk for irritations on sensitive, freshly waxed skin.
- Do Not Pick on Ingrown Hairs.
If you notice ingrown hairs after waxing, leave them alone for at least 48 hours, then exfoliate the waxed area gently, focusing on the ingrown. Afterward, you can apply an antiseptic cream. If exfoliation does not remove the ingrown, try a special ingrown hair lotion.
- Do Not Expose Yourself to the Sun.
48 hours before major sun exposure this runs the risk of burns and scarring. Freshly waxed skin is overly sensitive, and its outer protective layer has been stripped; therefore, sun exposure, in this case, could be more damaging than usual. Your skin might also develop hyperpigmentation in the waxed area if you expose yourself to the sun without any protection, which brings us to a quite common reminder: wear sunscreen always.
- Do Not Go Swimming.
Wait at least 48 hours to swim in the beach or the pool after waxing. Salt water might sensitise your skin even further and cause bumps on freshly waxed skin. The chlorine in pool water can be harsh on sensitive skin as well, apart from the fact that swimming pools can carry bacteria that might unleash an infection.
- Do Not Get Involved in Physical Activity.
Sweat (and the bacteria that can thrive in sweaty skin), as well as friction, might cause more damage than good on your sensitised skin, so why take the chance? If you do work out, keep it light. Avoid sex for at least 48 hours after intimate waxing as well.
- Chemical Peeling.
Waxing has already removed the superficial layer of skin cells. Peeling would only strip those layers more deeply, over-sensitising the skin and increasing the risk of skin damage in the form of irritation, drying or infection. Wait until your skin has normalised completely, that is, at least 36 to 72 hours.