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YT Body’s Guide to: Post-wax Care

At YT Body, we tailor waxing treatments to suit your skin and hair type and to avoid problems with your skin. By following these tips, most clients won't experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritations:

Immediately following your waxing service:

Moisturise your skin daily after a waxing treatment, with either tea tree oil, lavender oil or a product containing witch hazel. If you don’t have these items in the cupboard you can pick them up at YT on the day. Directly after your wax, stay away from baths and hot showers to allow your skin to calm down directly after waxing.

Avoid tight clothing after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing might cause irritation and ingrown hairs.

Avoid the following for the next day after your waxing service:

  • swimming in chlorinated pools or the beach

  • heavy (sweaty) exercise

  • applying deodorant to the affected areas

Avoid the following for 2 days after your waxing service:

  • heavy sun & solarium exposure

  • saunas

  • steam rooms

  • spas

  • other heat sources, whether they start with 'S' or not

So, if you want to show off at the beach on the weekend, plan accordingly.

Avoid the following for 3 days after your waxing service:

Avoid using exfoliating products as they might irritate your skin. 

After 3 days, however, we recommend The Groomed Man Co.’s Activated Charcoal & Bamboo Body Scrub (available to buy at YT Body).

After 72 hours are up, we recommend the following to keep your skin on the right track:

Loofah two to three times a week in the shower. Avoid using natural loofahs as bacteria can thrive in the fibres; we reckon synthetic gloves are the best alternative.

Cleanse with a tea tree wash, then rinse thoroughly to remove all soap and dry yourself, ideally in front of a fan instead of a towel if you’re seeing any lasting irritation.

Don't pick at those ingrown hairs, even though they're ugly - it may cause scarring and infection. If you do suffer from ingrown hairs, we can guide you on some over the counter treatments or come in to YT Body and we will remove them professionally and hygienically.

Don't shave in between waxing, as this distorts the hair growth cycle. We recommend that waxing treatments are scheduled every four to six weeks, though this varies for everyone. When you come in, ask us about the duration required for your waxing treatments to maintain that new smooth skin.