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02 Jun 2018

Avoid Sun After Waxing

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Sun Protection After A Waxing Procedure

This video describes the importance of protecting skin from the sun after Brazilian and other types of body waxing.  After hair removal services the skin is very fragile.  Not only is the hair removed but the dead skin cells on the outermost layer of the skin (stratum corneum) are also removed. The skin is at its most vulnerable 24 hours after waxing as the follicles are open and need to close and heal.

Also during this time it is important to avoid sun exposure for 24 hours on the legs, arms, face and the bikini area.   After body and Brazilian waxes these areas are tender and heat from the sun can cause irritation.  As we perspire more in hot weather, there can be the tendency to develop folliculitis a painful, red, bumpy infection of the follicles.  This condition can be treated by a dermatologist with oral and or topical antibiotics.

It is also advisable to avoid the sun after a wax due to the skins vulnerability to hyperpigmentation also known as blotching. Hyperpigmentation occurs when the ultraviolet rays stimulate the pigment in the skin which rises to the surface as a form of protection. This issue can leave unattractive dark spots on the face and body.

An excellent method of sun protection is using a broad band sunscreen every two hours when in the sun. The recommended level of sunscreen is 40 SPF or higher. The optimal amount of sunscreen for your entire body would be one ounce.

Another point to keep in mind would be to avoid the sun between the hours of noon and 3 p.m.  This is when the ultraviolet rays are most powerful.  Make sure to protect yourself on cloudy days or when you are inside a vehicle as the sun can still permeate the clouds and glass leaving your vulnerable to damage.

Theresa’s Face and Body has been specializing in electrolysis treatment of all areas of the body in Michigan and Cape Coral, Florida for over 20 years. She treats men, women, children and transgender clients.

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