In part one of this two-part blog, we went over some of the initial areas you should be prioritizing to ensure you don’t deal with acne breakouts after a body waxing appointment. For those who are prone to acne, a few specific tactics are important for preventing these breakouts when the skin might be more susceptible to them.
At His & Hers Waxing, we’re happy to offer a full range of body waxing services for men and women alike, including all the expertise you need to keep your skin in great shape moving forward after the appointment. Here are some additional tips on ensuring acne breakouts don’t become an issue for you in the aftermath of a wax.
Avoiding Tight or Restrictive Clothing
You may not have realized it previously, but tight clothing can actually have an impact on several areas of skin care, including acne breakouts. Clothes that are too restrictive won’t let the skin breathe properly, forcing sweat, dirt and other contaminants to stay in place and potentially clog your pores – in turn leading to acne.
In addition, tighter clothes are prone to drying out your skin faster than normal. Dry skin often leads to clogged pores, and therefore acne. Instead, focus on comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that gives your skin breathing room, especially in the aftermath of a wax or any other service that might irritate the skin temporarily.
While part one of this blog discussed cleaning of the waxed area before the wax takes place, you should also be doing this again after the wax. Doing so helps prevent the possibility of infection or any other irritation to a vulnerable skin area, allowing the skin to recover in peace without being impacted by potential contaminants.
Don’t Pop Pimples
In cases where you do get pimples, whether in the waxed area or anywhere else on your body, we have one major recommendation: Don’t pop them. All that popping pimples does is potentially spread around the bacteria that caused them, leading to the formation of new pimples in nearby locations. If you use the fingers that just popped a pimple somewhere else on your body, you could see a breakout in that area before long. And especially in areas where the skin is sensitive due to a recent wax, this can be a significant risk.
One tip you should consider both before and after waxing is the schedule you undertake for these services. If you wax often, you should do your best to establish a consistent schedule that your skin can get used to, so to speak. Around once a month is often considered a good rate for waxing, though this may depend on your precise needs and how sensitive your skin is – our waxing salon professionals will help you make this determination. Once you do, you’ll find that your skin eventually adapts to this pattern and requires less specific post-waxing care for acne or other possible issues.
For more on how to care for your skin and prevent acne breakouts following a wax, or to learn about any of our waxing services, speak to the staff at His & Hers Waxing today.