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What to Avoid While Waxing: Pampering Your Skin with Care

What to Avoid While Waxing: Pampering Your Skin with Care

Ready to dive into the world of waxing? Have a few questions about how to prepare? Before you start your journey to silky-smooth skin, follow our essential tips for best results! From skincare products to avoid to post-waxing sun exposure – and even skipping your workout, a few of these recommendations may surprise you. As expert waxers, we’ve seen it all! We’re here to guide you on what not to do while waxing, so you can strut with confidence! 

Skin Care Products

When it comes to waxing, it's super important to be mindful of the skincare products you're using. Some ingredients can increase skin sensitivity and lead to irritation during and after waxing. Avoid using the following products before your waxing session:

Retinol-based creams

Retinol can make your skin more prone to sensitivity and potential discomfort during waxing.

Accutane or other acne medications

These medications often cause skin dryness and fragility, making waxing more painful and potentially harmful.

Glycolic and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs):

These exfoliating ingredients can increase skin sensitivity, making waxing more uncomfortable than it needs to be.


If you're waxing your underarms, skip applying deodorant on the day of your appointment. It can interfere with the waxing process.

Sun Directly After

After getting waxed, your skin is very delicate. It's important to avoid direct sun exposure for at least 24 hours. Here's why:

Freshly waxed skin is more likely to sunburn, so shielding it from harmful UV rays is essential for healthy results. Sun exposure can also cause perspiration (sweat!), which may irritate freshly opened pores. It's best to let your skin breathe and heal in the shade.


You might be surprised, but what you eat & drink can affect your waxing experience. It's smart to steer clear of stimulants such as coffee and alcohol before your waxing session. Stimulants can increase skin sensitivity, making the waxing process more uncomfortable than necessary.

Plus, consuming alcohol before waxing may lead to something called vasodilation, which dilates blood vessels and increases the risk of skin lifting during the waxing process.


While regular exercise is fabulous for your overall well-being, it's advisable to avoid extremely vigorous workouts before and after waxing. Exercising before waxing can lead to increased skin sensitivity, making the process more painful!

Post-workout waxing is also not recommended because warm skin from exercise can be more prone to skin lifting during the waxing process.

Open pores from exercising can also make you more susceptible to infections and ingrown hairs. It's best to give your skin time to calm down and recover by avoiding workouts for 24 hours before and after waxing.

With these helpful tips in mind, you'll be well-equipped to take care of your skin while waxing. Remember to be cautious with your skincare products, avoid sun exposure, skip stimulants, and give yourself a break from intense workouts around waxing sessions. Prioritizing self-care during the hair removal process will help you achieve the radiant results of your dreams!

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