Should You Moisturise After Waxing?

DRY, FLAKEY skin can be a pain in the ****.

Seriously, it can be itchy and irritating when the skin is cracking and flaking. 

So the question is, should you moisturise after waxing? ABSOLUTELY. Moisturizing after waxing is an important step to maintain your skins healthy cells and to protect them from any irritation. 

Unfortunately, it’s quite common to have dry and irritated skin after waxing, so by moisturizing your skin you can reduce your chances of any skin problems happening. 

Read on to make sure you are using the correct moisturizer for the job, including our advice and tips to moisturize correctly. 

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Moisturizing After Waxing 

So what types of products do we recommend to use as your moisturiser? 

It’s essential to use the more gentle OIL-BASED products, such as coconut oil and baby oil. This can help remove any wax residue left on the skin and will help to keep the skin supple ready for your next waxing session. 

You can apply mild gels, such as aloe vera, to help soothe the skin as needed (I love this stuff, you need to try it). 

organic aloe vera gel

Although you can use a shop brought product to moisturize, be sure to avoid any perfumed oils and creams. Unfortunately, your skin is sensitive and tender after waxing, so adding any type of fragrance based oils onto the skin could cause more redness and irritation. 

As well as moisturizer help to get rid of your dry skin, you can also use it to soothe and protect the skin. 

It would be useful to apply an antiseptic cream to the waxed area regularly for at least a week after being waxed. This will help make sure your open pores won’t become infected after your waxing session. 

We would recommend using E45 cream, this is a natural product with no fragrances, making sure you won’t cause any more irritation. 

e45 cream

A few days after you have been waxed, you could simply try gently exfoliating your skin several times a week to remove dead skin which should help to prevent ingrown hairs. 

Be sure to keep your skin hydrated and nourished by adding a moisturiser to your daily skincare routine (even when you haven’t been waxed). 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

What to apply after waxing to reduce hair growth

There are many different solutions to apply after waxing to reduce hair growth until your next waxing session. But below we have chosen our favourite to share with you. 

  1. Mix together two harmless oils. Lavender oil and tea tree oil 
  2. Ingredients amounts includes; 2 TBSP Lavender oil and 1 TBSP Tea tree oil 
  3. Once mixed together, use a cotton ball to dip in the oil mixture and apply to waxed areas. 
  4. Both these oils are rich in anti-androgenic ingredients which makes them perfect to help prevent hairgrowth happening as quickly.
  5. Be sure to apply this mixture 3 times everyday and continue to do so inbetween each waxing session. 

Is Vaseline good after waxing?

Unfortunately, vaseline is not a good choice to use after waxing. Thicker Oil-based products can clog open pores and cause bumps this can increase the risk for irritations on sensitive freshly waxed skin. 

Can I apply coconut oil after waxing?

Using coconut oil to moisturise your skin after waxing immediately helps to calm the skin and also will help to make the healing process a lot quicker. Simply apply the coconut oil daily after you have waxed. 

Read Here: How to calm your skin after eyebrow waxing?


So remember to make sure you get the best results after waxing be sure to moisturize daily. Use the correct moisturiser free from fragrances and lean to the more NATURAL products to moisturize. 

How did you find out the guide on should you moisturize after waxing? If there is anything you feel we have not answered then please feel free to contact us, we are always happy to hear from our readers. 

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