Getting ready for pool days and beach trips to come is all part of the late spring, early summer routine. Now is the time to get your first wax of the season. Unfortunately, summer sun and waxing can sometimes cause a few problems. Don't worry though, we are here to help you decide when it's best to schedule your waxing session and when to avoid it as well as how to maximize your results throughout the summer!
You'll find a few frequently asked questions about how the combination of summer sun and waxing affect one another. Be sure to contact the Spa with any questions you might have about your condition, or to schedule an appointment for a Brazilian wax in Cary, NC as well!
Waxing and Summer Sun Tips
Will I Be Able to Tan Immediately After a Wax?
No. While waxing can be the most effective, semi-permanent way to remove hair for summer, it's best that you stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours after your session. If your skin is sensitive or you want to be sure that you're in the clear, wait 48 hours. Why? Waxing leaves your skin more sensitive, as it exfoliates the dead cells on the top layer of skin. That means you're more prone to a sunburn. After waiting the 24-48 hours, you can resume your tanning routine. Be sure to wear sunscreen with SPF of at least 30! You'll still get a beautiful tan without the sunburn or possibility of lasting damage from the sun's UV rays.
Can I Get a Wax While Sunburned?
If you've been at the pool all day and got yourself a sunburn to prove it, wait on making your next appointment for a wax. Removing hair from irritated skin, whether it's sunburned or has another problem like rash or infection, will be less than desirable. Our experts want to ensure that you're as comfortable as possible with little to no after effects. We cannot make that happen when your skin is already irritated from sunburn. It's best to wait four or more days until all the redness is gone and there's no sensitivity left.
Should I Exfoliate Any Between Waxing Sessions?
Yes! Two to three days after your session, be sure to start exfoliating waxed areas each time you shower. This will not only help keep your skin smooth, it will also help prevent ingrown hairs. You'll want to make sure to wait the recommended two to three days after your session to avoid any issues or irritating skin further.
We hope these tips help you achieve beautifully tanned skin this summer without any irritation or redness. Remember, wait 24-48 hours before sun exposure, wear lots of SPF and exfoliate regularly, two to three days after your session! If you have questions about skin conditions or whether or not your ready for your next wax, contact our experts!
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Call now to make an appointment for your next Brazilian wax in Cary, NC! If you have any questions about the various types of waxes we offer, or are unsure of which to choose, give us a call. We will do our best to help you with your decision.