Summer is almost here and we're here to give you some handy tips for your summer waxing.
1. Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs tend to be more predominant in summer due to the heat and sweat. Make sure you exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and help the hair breach the surface of the skin. Also, avoid wearing tight clothing over the freshly waxed area for 48 hours after your treatment. If you get a few, don’t worry, our Ingrown Hair Serum will soon sort out the problem.
2. Fake Tan
If you want to apply fake tan of any form, wax first and wait approximately 24 hours before applying the product. This will ensure the smoothest, most streak free application.
Never wax just after sunbathing or in a tanning salon. Tanning harms the epidermis – the outer layer of skin – so it will be a lot more sensitive when waxing.
After waxing, wait at least a few hours before going into a hot tub, sauna, or a public swimming pool. As your hair follicles are opened through the waxing process, they are susceptible to harbouring bacteria found in these environments.
Try to be patient and let hair grow to at least ½ – 1cm before waxing again. DON’T shave in between waxes – it makes it super difficult to maintain a regular cycle and you will be more prone to ingrown hairs.
Want to show off your feet and wear sandals this summer? Getting the stray hairs on your feet and toes waxed is quick and easy and sets off a fresh pedicure.
Here are our favourite Outback products which are perfect for the summer:
- Eucalyptus Strip Wax - Its antiseptic properties prevent infected pores and can help to calm the skin after a waxing treatment. Vegan friendly, paraben free.
- Bush Balm - Instant soothing on delicate areas, this intensely moisturising balm quickly reduces redness and calms skin after hair removal.
- Ingrown Hair Serum - Combined with pineapple and papaya fruit enzymes and hydroxy acids this serum gently exfoliates where the hair is trapped, feeling stubborn ingrown hairs to reveal smooth, blemish-free skin.
Our favourite exfoliating products are: