Dos and don’ts
5-step guide to washing after a Brazilian wax
Wait at least 2 hours: Give your skin some time to recover before showering after a Brazilian wax. Waiting for a couple of hours allows the skin to settle and reduces the risk of irritation.
Take a lukewarm shower: Opt for a lukewarm shower instead of a hot one. Hot water can further irritate the freshly waxed skin. Keep the water temperature comfortable and gentle.
Use a gentle, non-scented cleanser or body wash: Choose a mild cleanser or body wash that is specifically formulated for sensitive skin or is non-scented. Harsh soaps or scented products may cause further irritation or discomfort.
Clean the waxed area gently: While showering, focus on gently cleansing the waxed area. Use your hands or a soft cloth to cleanse the area without rubbing or scrubbing vigorously. Be gentle and allow the water to rinse away any residue.
Pat dry and apply a soothing product: After showering, pat the waxed area dry with a clean towel. Avoid rubbing or using excessive force. Once dry, apply a soothing lotion or aloe vera gel to calm the skin, reduce redness, and provide hydration.
Should I wait a specific amount of time before washing after a Brazilian wax?
It is generally recommended to wait at least 2 hours before showering after a Brazilian wax to allow the skin to recover.
Can I take a hot shower after a Brazilian wax?
It is best to avoid hot showers immediately after a Brazilian wax. Stick to lukewarm water to prevent further irritation to the freshly waxed skin.
What type of cleanser or body wash should I use when washing after a Brazilian wax?
It is advisable to use a gentle, non-scented cleanser or body wash specifically formulated for sensitive skin to avoid any potential irritation.
How should I clean the waxed area when showering?
Clean the waxed area gently using your hands or a soft cloth. Avoid scrubbing or rubbing the area vigorously to prevent irritation.
Can I use a towel to dry the waxed area after showering?
Yes, you can use a clean towel to pat dry the waxed area gently. Avoid rubbing the area vigorously, as this may cause discomfort or irritation.
Should I apply any products after washing to soothe the skin?
Yes, applying a soothing lotion or aloe vera gel after washing can help calm the skin and reduce redness. Look for products that are specifically designed for post-waxing care.
How long should I wait before applying any creams, lotions, or other products after washing?
Wait until the skin is completely dry before applying any creams, lotions, or other products to avoid trapping moisture and potentially causing irritation.
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