Wax Daddy says: wear sunscreen
By Wax Daddy, May 19 2018 07:08AM
We should ALL be wearing sun protection, all year round, come rain or shine. You know it makes sense. But as the days get longer and the weather warms up, the need for a good SPF is more important than ever.
Fact: just-waxed skin is more sun sensitive. Waxing removes some of the body’s natural protection, namely hair and dead skin cells. If that beautifully smooth, freshly waxed skin gets exposed to the sun, (a) it’s much more likely to burn, and (b) darker patches may develop where the skin becomes over-irritated (fancy technical term: post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). This is especially true if the client has experienced any lifting/grazing.
With this in mind, it’s really important that we are advising customers to use sunblock on their exposed bits after waxing.
Remember Australia’s iconic slip-slop-slap sun protection campaign? Well, behold the Wax Daddy remix:
RIP! SLIP! SLOP!
It goes a little something like this...
RIP out the hair.
Avoid the sun for 24-48 hours afterwards. Plan ahead to give your skin chance to settle before jetting off to sunnier climes or stripping off at the beach.
SLIP into something more comfortable.
Wear clean, loose clothing after waxing. Cover up and seek shade when the sun is at its strongest.
SLOP on some sun cream.
Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen to any exposed areas before venturing outside. Reapply at regular intervals.
Sorted. Now, bring on the summer (has anyone seen my Nobbly Bobbly?)
© Andy Rouillard 2018