Foxy Box Wax Bar – Victoria, BC

Post Wax Care 101

 

It’s summer time and the living is easy- you’re hitting the beach, heading to a music festival, or soaking up the sun.  For many people, the summer season can mean a want for constant baby smoothness, and a more frequent waxing schedule!  Since our gams are often out much more in the summer, we love to keep this smoothness going for as long as possible!

Believe it or not, there are ways to extend the life of your wax! Having a stellar post wax routine is a great way to make sure you are getting the most out of your waxes.  Check out these tips and tricks to extend your silky smoothness:

 

  • Exfoliate

 

Gentle and frequent exfoliation is one of the cornerstones of post wax care! Exfoliating will help to slough off those dead skin cells, and prep the hair follicles for your next wax. It also is one of the best ways to prevent pesky ingrown hairs. We are in love with scrub mitts; they are the best and easiest way to give your skin a dose of gentle exfoliation. We prefer them to loofas because although loofas are fun to look at and squish in our mitts, they can retain more bacteria with all of those frilly folds.  Using a scrub mitt you can easily throw it on your hand, grab your favourite cleanser and scrub from head to tail.  These mitts can be tossed in the washing machine after a few uses just like your face cloth, and used for an extended period of time. They’re cost effective and convenient and your skin will thank you!

 

  • Moisturize

Nourishing and replenishing your skin with some kind of moisture on a regular basis is another great way to get even better results from your wax. There is a whole world of wonderful products available, so you can tailor your routine to your skins specific needs. We recommend using (especially for Brazilians) products that aren’t packed with faux fragrances or harsh additives such as Whish Flawless or our new obsession, Bush Balm Pubic Oil. For larger areas such as legs, backs and arms we highly recommend one of our favourite summertime products, Whish Rice Milk Body Serum with Hair Inhibitor.  This smooth serum is a lovely and fast absorbing moisterizer that it exceptionally versatile.  It can be used to soothe your skin after a day in the sun, or used to replenish skin post wax.  Get this…with the use of chapparal extract, it also slows hair growth and thin your hairs over time.  All of this and it’s made with natural and organic ingredients… we’ll take three please!  Be sure to chat with one of our super smart Vagicians at your next visit to see which moisturizer is right for you and your needs 🙂 

 

  1. Time It Right

Time if of the essence in maintaining your silky smoothness.  We totally get it, us babes can keep ourselves very busy, but sticking to a regular waxing schedule will help you to achieve even better results each wax.  With regular waxing (we recommend every 3-5 weeks) your hair will grow back more sparse and thinner each time. This will result in less hair growth overall, which means baby smoothness for even longer between waxes.  So pull out your planner at the end of your appointment and be sure to pre-book your next visits so you don’t do one of those cave and shaves ever again!  

 

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