Whether you’ve had a body waxing session before or not, you may have heard or read about people developing acne following theirs. While acne and slight skin irritation is possible after waxing, it’s usually not common and can easily be prevented. Of course, everyone’s body is different, so getting a pimple here or there is possible. Here are some easy tips to remember after your waxing session to prevent acne development as much as possible.
Avoid Touching The Waxed Area
It’s tempting to touch and feel your smooth skin immediately after your body waxing session. However, doing so will transfer oils and bacteria from your hands to the vulnerable skin, and can potentially cause acne to form. If you avoid touching the waxed area as much as possible, or wash the area gently after touching it, then your skin will remain clean, smooth and acne-free.
Wear Loose Clothing
Following your body waxing session, try not to wear tight clothing since the skin isn’t able to breathe as easily. This means dirt, sweat or anything else can’t go anywhere and ends up staying on your skin. So if you opt for loose clothing, your skin will breathe easily, not dry out and remain free of acne.
Hold Off On Exercising
When it comes to waxing for men, getting waxed is sometimes just as important and routine as exercising. But in order to prevent acne from developing, do your exercises the day before your session and refrain from exercising intensely again for a day or two after getting waxed. Sweating can cause acne breakouts on unwaxed skin, and waxed skin is even more vulnerable. If you insist on exercising soon after your waxing session, make sure it’s light intensity so not as much sweat is produced.
Use Oil-Free Moisturizers
There are plenty of oils that benefit the skin, but they shouldn’t be used following a body waxing session. And many moisturizers use oils to keep the skin smooth and healthy. Oils can easily clog up skin pores, which leads to acne. After a couple of days, you should be able to get back to your normal skincare routine without having to worry about moisturizers causing acne as easily.
What To Do If Acne Develops?
If you’ve followed these tips and still develop some acne, it’s important to not pop them. Popping pimples can spread bacteria and cause more to develop. Instead, either let them go away on their own or apply a topical medication to make them go away.
Waxing 4 Men is the premier salon for men’s waxing in San Francisco. We not only want to make your skin look great as soon as you enter our building, but we also want to make sure you know how to keep your skin looking flawless after you leave. We will take all the necessary steps to ensure your waxing session is clean and free from any bacteria to aid your efforts of preventing acne from developing. For more tips like this and to schedule your next waxing appointment, contact us today.