Bikini waxes allow you to go weeks between waxing with no maintenance. The first bikini wax is the most painful, but the more you wax the less painful it gets; the hair pulls out easier each time. Not unlike shaving, waxing can cause irritation to the skin. To help minimize irritation, practice a few skin care tips.

Avoid Hot Water

Avoid hot baths, hot tubs, hot showers, saunas and steam rooms for at least 24 hours following a wax. The pores that have just been waxed are open and susceptible to bacterial infections. Hot water can also further irritate the skin.

Soothe the Skin

Most of the salons recommend intimate calming mask, that helps soothe skin and prevent ingrown hair. Cindy Barshop, salon owner, recommends using aloe based intimate cleanser to the skin, and she also recommends using intimate resurfacing skin cream that will help bikini area stay hydrated. Dermatologists typically recommend looking for skin products labelled “pH balanced” and “natural.” Claire Francoise Salons recommends using products that contains tea tree or lavender oil after every shower to soothe, heal and provide an antibacterial effect to the sensitive skin.

Avoid Regular Products

Don’t use shower gel, regular soaps or regular body lotion for at least 24 hours. Studio Urban Wax Pros recommend avoiding harsh products with perfumes or dyes for at least 48 hours. Pores can remain open and enlarged for a day or more, so it’s best to use products that that are specifically formulated for intimate skin which does not potentially irritate the sensitive skin.

Wear Loose Clothing

Don’t wear tight, synthetic clothing following a waxing. Allow the skin to breathe and heal from being pulled on and hairs being pulled from their follicles. Wear loose, breathable clothing such as clothing made from cotton. Tight clothing can rub and irritate the sensitive skin.


The experts recommend exfoliating before a waxing to help prepare the skin. Don’t exfoliate again until at least four days after waxing. Exfoliating once per week following a waxing can help prevent ingrown hairs. Fab Sugar UK recommends using BareDerma Bumb Free scrub to Get Out of ingrown Hair!

Use Intimate Resurfacing Lightening cream

Using Resurfacing Lightening cream daily can moisturize the waxed area to soothe the skin, and also can help to undo hyperpigmentation thereby even out the skin tone. Cosmopolitan magazine recommends use of BareDerma intimate skincare range for more youthful, soft, smooth and bright Bikini area

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