How Your Clients Can Get Clearer Skin After Waxing

Understanding Post-Wax Breakouts

Clients with acne-prone or oily skin may experience breakouts after waxing. Here are some tips to help them achieve clearer skin following a waxing session.

How to Have Clear Skin Before Waxing

1. Wash Your Face
A solid daily skincare routine is essential for clear skin. Encourage clients to clean their faces for 30 to 45 seconds with a dime-sized amount of face wash each day, ideally twice a day. Washing the face before waxing removes dirt and oils that could penetrate the skin during the session.

2. Exfoliate
Exfoliating removes excess dead skin cells that can clog pores if left on the skin. It also helps the skin look more vibrant and less dull or flaky. Regular exfoliation can improve overall skin texture and appearance.

3. Maintain Healthy Sleep Habits
Getting enough sleep is crucial for clear skin. Lack of sleep can lead to breakouts and other health issues. Additionally, advise clients to keep their pillowcases clean to avoid transferring dirt and sweat onto their faces.

4. Use Acne Treatments
Topical treatments can help clear up acne quickly. Suggest clients use ointments or medications that can be applied directly to acne spots to dry them out and reduce breakouts.

Post-Waxing Skin Routine

Following a waxing appointment, it's important to follow a proper skincare routine to keep the skin clear.

1. Wash Your Face After Waxing
It's essential to wash the face, especially before bed, to remove any grime that has built up throughout the day. Here are some suggestions for how to clean and hydrate the face after waxing:
- Use a gentle cleanser instead of a rough exfoliator.
- Try an oil-absorbing moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated without adding excess oil.

2. Avoid Touching Freshly Waxed Skin
Clients should avoid touching their faces, especially after waxing. Hands pick up dirt and bacteria throughout the day, which can transfer to the skin and cause breakouts. This is particularly true for freshly waxed skin, which is more vulnerable to irritation.

3. Be Cautious of Bangs
Hairspray and grease from bangs can cause breakouts on the forehead. If bangs are long enough, they might also lead to breakouts around freshly waxed eyebrows. Advise clients to keep their bangs clean and away from their faces when possible.

4. Choose Makeup Carefully
While makeup can give the appearance of flawless skin, it can also contribute to breakouts if not used carefully. Recommend clients use oil-free makeup, wash their hands before applying it, and regularly clean their makeup brushes to help keep their skin clear.


Breakouts after waxing can result from various factors. By incorporating healthy skincare habits, using appropriate products, and avoiding unnecessary oils and dirt on the face, clients can maintain clearer skin. Encourage them to follow these tips to minimize post-wax breakouts and enjoy smoother, healthier skin.

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