Threading aftercare is an important part of the hair removal process but one that isn’t widely shared; in todays blog post we will detail some helpful tips to ensure you’re left with the best results and get the most out of your threading experience. Generally, people who thread do not experience any negative effects, however it is common for those ‘first timers’ and therefore very important to be educated on the correct aftercare procedure. The threading technique removes hairs from the follicle which temporarily opens the pores making them more susceptible to dirt and germs; if these things enter the pores it can cause a small infection in the form of a break out.
To avoid this result, there are a few things you can do when you leave the salon that will give you your desired smooth finish.
- We know that nothing feels better than freshly threaded skin, but you must try your hardest not to touch the area for a couple of hours after your treatment (even if it is itchy) – doing this puts your pores at risk of germs.
- You might be one of those people who’s skin goes red after a treatment, but we urge you not to apply make up for a couple of hours after your treatment to avoid clogging the pores.
- A gentle face wash a few hours after your treatment is recommended but ensure you don’t exfoliate for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
- Try your best to avoid direct sunshine, sweating, abrasive facial products, spray tans or anything else that may clog/irritate the pores for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
To aid in soothing and closing the pores, we like to offer a toner in store straight after your treatment; this hydrating skin mist is not only refreshing but it soothes the skin with ingredients like aloe vera & rose extract along with a pleasant, relaxing scent. This step is optional, but we recommend it for best results.
By following these easy tips you can allow your skin to heal naturally without the disruption of anything entering the pores. If you follow these steps but still experience a negative reaction you can try the application of a hydrocortisone cream, an anti-inflammatory, or if symptoms persist you should visit a dermatologist. Thanks for reading, we hope you see you in the salon soon!