Caroline Humphreys MGBT

Aftercare

I USE THE OUTBACK ORGANICS RANGE - ALL NATURAL PRODUCTS TO SOOTHE AND CALM THE SKIN AND HELP PREVENT IRRITATION AND
INGROWN HAIRS.

Please read through the advice and guidelines below and on the following pages. I will have taken great care to protect your skin during your appointment, but it's important that you continue to look after the waxed area for the next few days to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Please note: slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if it's your first wax. These symptoms should subside over the next 24 - 48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Face and body waxing. During the next 24 to 48 hours:

  • Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction
  • No hot baths or showers (washing with cool or lukewarm water is fine)
  • No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms
  • No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tans)
  • No sport, gym work or other exercise
  • Avoid touching the waxed skin with unwashed hands
  • Wear clean, loose fitting clothing
  • Avoid swimming
  • Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by me
  • To soothe and protect the skin, wash your hands and apply an antiseptic cream to the waxed area regularly for 3 days following your treatment
  • Using an antibacterial skin wash or adding a cup of Dead Sea salts to your bathwater will help prevent infection over the next few days, and will also assist the healing process should any pimples appear

Preventing ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs occur when a new hair can't break through the surface of the skin and it curls back into the pore, this often results in a spot. Shaving and waxing can sometimes cause ingrown hairs, but if you follow my advice it should relieve the situation. A few days after your appointment, gently scrub the skin 3 times a week using a loofah or exfoliating mitt. Moisturise the area every day, which will keep the skin supple and help new hairs to break through. If you're still having issues with ingrown hairs then I can recommend and supply a serum to help.

Your next appointment

Most people start to notice a small amount of re-growth after a week or so, but it may take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives best results. Hair needs to be at least ½cm long before it can be successfully removed by waxing; please do not shave the area between your appointments as this disturbs the natural growth cycles, and you'll be left with stubble. To maintain your smooth appearance, I recommend waxing every 4 to 6 weeks.

  • Please read through the advice and guidelines below and on the following pages. I will have taken great care to protect your skin during your appointment, but it's important that you continue to look after the waxed area for the next few days to prevent any unwanted side effects.

    Please note: slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if it's your first wax. These symptoms should subside over the next 24 - 48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  • Face and body waxing. During the next 24 to 48 hours:

    • Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction
    • No hot baths or showers (washing with cool or lukewarm water is fine)
    • No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms
    • No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tans)
    • No sport, gym work or other exercise
    • Avoid touching the waxed skin with unwashed hands
    • Wear clean, loose fitting clothing
    • Avoid swimming
    • Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by me
    • To soothe and protect the skin, wash your hands and apply an antiseptic cream to the waxed area regularly for 3 days following your treatment
    • Using an antibacterial skin wash or adding a cup of Dead Sea salts to your bathwater will help prevent infection over the next few days, and will also assist the healing process should any pimples appear
  • Preventing ingrown hairs

    Ingrown hairs occur when a new hair can't break through the surface of the skin and it curls back into the pore, this often results in a spot. Shaving and waxing can sometimes cause ingrown hairs, but if you follow my advice it should relieve the situation. A few days after your appointment, gently scrub the skin 3 times a week using a loofah or exfoliating mitt. Moisturise the area every day, which will keep the skin supple and help new hairs to break through. If you're still having issues with ingrown hairs then I can recommend and supply a serum to help.

    Your next appointment

    Most people start to notice a small amount of re-growth after a week or so, but it may take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives best results. Hair needs to be at least ½cm long before it can be successfully removed by waxing; please do not shave the area between your appointments as this disturbs the natural growth cycles, and you'll be left with stubble. To maintain your smooth appearance, I recommend waxing every 4 to 6 weeks.

RECEIVE A FREE AFTERCARE SAMPLE AFTER YOUR FIRST BODY WAX OR SUGARING.*