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  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 19 Apr 2022, 14:46 IST

8 Things You Must Avoid After Bikini Wax

Did you know that you must avoid swimming, lotions and hot showers after bikini waxing? Take a look!
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 19 Apr 2022, 14:46 IST
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Are you someone who opts for bikini waxing to ensure cleanliness down there? Do you go for monthly salon appointments to get rid of hair in your intimate area? This article is definitely for you. We will talk about the things that women must avoid after getting bikini wax and ways to treat bumps after the process. Read on!

Avoid Lotions & Synthetic Fragrance

After waxing, the skin becomes sensitive, and the pores open up. Hence, women must put extra effort into scrutinising what they are putting on the dermal layer. If you apply any synthetic substance, it could lead to unbearable itching and irritation.

Therefore, women must avoid the use of fragrant soap and lotion after waxing. If you really have to wash the region, you can simply clean the bikini line using normal water. 

Avoid Swimming


We know it is tempting to go for a swim, especially in summer, after you have got the bikini wax done, but you must refrain. After waxing, the skin is sensitive down there, and it will not settle well with the fabric of the costume and chlorinated water.

Also, no matter how many times authorities disinfect a pool, there are germs and bacteria that can attack the open pores of your skin. You could be at a greater risk of infection, redness, rashes and burns (treat wax burns at home).

Avoid Intercourse

Yes, we know that you are silky smooth down there, but it should not be an invitation to your partner. Not right away. An intimate activity with your partner could lead to discomfort and itching around your bikini line.

A physical act of love would mean friction of the delicate skin. It will irritate the skin and make it painful for you to walk in your tight clothes. This is a basic rule that every woman must note down.

Avoid Intense Workout

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If you are someone who cannot spend a day without working out, you must think twice before waxing your bikini line. Intense workout activities like cycling, running, aerobics and gym sessions can cause sweating. 

It can irritate your skin and cause redness or rashes. When you book an appointment in a salon, consider it your free day to enjoy and after getting rid of unwanted hair down there. It is safe to skip the gym and workout sessions for two days.

Avoid Tight Clothes

Whether you have removed the unwanted hair in the bikini region using wax or razor, you must stay away from tight clothes like skin fit jeans, leggings, etc. They do not allow the sensitive region to breathe.

Most beauticians and salon experts advise wearing breezy clothes like a skirt or maxi dress. You must also wear cotton underwear to ensure that your skin can breathe and remain free from sweating.

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Avoid Sunbathing

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If we are asking you to avoid swimming, how can you think about sunbathing? We know you are clean down there, but that does not mean you head to a pool or beach to relax under the sun.

Your sensitive bikini area is more vulnerable to the harmful UV rays of the sun. Even half an hour out in the sun can cause hyperpigmentation and permanent damage. Women must stay away from the sun for at least 48 hours after bikini waxing.

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Avoid Hot Showers

Bikini waxing can cause your pores to open, so you must avoid taking hot showers after the appointment. It can make your skin more prone to infections and redness. It is better to take a cold shower and relax in the room.

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Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com