13 Ingredients to Try After Hair Removal Treatments

The ingredients you need to fight post-wax redness // Photo credit: sam jackson/iStock/Getty Images Plus

One of the most important aspects of hair removal is the aftercare, so be sure to recommend these helpful tips to ensure clients’ skin remains smooth and bump-free after leaving your spa.

  • Apply a hydrating, soothing mask to the skin daily.
  • Gently exfoliate skin no fewer than 48 hours after hair removal to prevent bumps from forming, and exfoliate skin a few times per week in between waxing services to buff away dead skin cells, boost circulation, and prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Use an ingrown hair treatment in between waxing services.
  • Moisturize the skin with an aftercare lotion that contains soothing ingredients to reduce any redness or irritation.
  • Avoid the pool, sun, and saltwater for 24 to 48 hours.

And when choosing products to help treat skin post-hair removal, be on the lookout for these ingredients that are known to reduce redness, soothe irritated skin, and help heal inflamed skin.

  1. Almond Oil
  2. Aloe Vera
  3. Avocado
  4. Azulene
  5. Chamomile
  6. Cucumber Extract
  7. Honey
  8. Shea Butter
  9. Tea Tree Oil
  10. Wheat Germ Oil
  11. Willow Bark Extract
  12. Witch Hazel (without alcohol)
  13. Yogurt



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