Waxing and the Summer Sun

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At The Pampered Peach Wax Bar in Long Island, we offer a number of professional waxing services. And with summer in full swing, in today’s post, we’re sharing a few things you need to know about waxing and the summer sun. Keep reading to learn more, then reserve your waxing session with The Pampered Peach today!

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What to Do Before and After Waxing

What should you do before and after waxing? First, prep by gently exfoliating and taking preventative measures against pain, like taking ibuprofen. Once you’re done with your appointment, you can keep the area soothed and healthy by avoiding sunbathing, swimming, and further exfoliation for 24-48 hours. It’s as easy as that!

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How to Exfoliate Your Skin Before Professional Waxing

Prepping for your waxing appointment is just as important as the after-care. So how do you properly exfoliate before professional waxing? Exfoliating one to two days prior to your appointment will help the process go more smoothly. This will remove any dead skin cells that could potentially block the hair follicle and make it more difficult for the esthetician to remove the hair. When exfoliating, be sure to use a gentle scrub in circular motions. We recommend avoiding harsh scrubs or anything with beads as these can irritate and even tear the skin.

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Waxing and Sun Exposure

Now that you know how to prep your skin for waxing, let’s talk about what you need to know about waxing and sun exposure. When hair is removed from the root, it can leave the skin vulnerable. That’s why it’s important to avoid any unnecessary sun exposure for at least 24-48 hours after your appointment. Trust us when we say that delaying working on your tan or spending time at the beach is worth it in the long run.

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The Bottom Line

Waxing is a great way to remove unwanted hair and achieve smooth, flawless skin. Just be sure to prep your skin properly before and after your appointment, and avoid sun exposure for a while afterward and you’re all set.

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Ready to give your skin the love and attention it deserves with professional waxing at our wax bar? We’d love to hear from you, so contact us to reserve your waxing session today!