There’s the day of your wax appointment and then the several-day countdown until your next one. And in between are myriad beauty products you’re gonna want to try. Trust.
Whether they help prep pre-wax, enhance the overall hair removal experience or prevent irritation after a wax appointment, these skincare tools make up a good portion of our beauty arsenal. We suggest you add them to yours as well.
8 Beauty Products to Use between Waxes
- Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish Exfoliator
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish Exfoliator leaves us feeling, well, fresh (befitting of the product’s name, we know). Brown sugar granules buff away our body’s dry spots, while the citrusy scent boosts our mood. Double bonus: This sugar scrub is natural and keeps our skin moisturized for hours every time we use it. fresh.com; $39 (We have a 3-ingredient homemade body scrub we know you’ll love, too!)
- TATCHA Rice Enzyme Powder
Simply put, TATCHA Rice Enzyme Powder is similar to a body scrub but for the face. The product, comprised of delicate, finely ground Japanese rice bran and papaya enzymes, comes in powder form; just add a touch of H2O to create a foaming, milky lather. Hello, spa-like treatment in your bathroom each a.m. tatcha.com; $65
- Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Hydrating Coconut Oil
Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer lotion is for the minimalist (and lazy) in all of us. Slap it on while you’re still soaking wet from your shower, dry off and you’re walking around with insanely smooth skin. It’s so easy there are literally no excuses not to moisturize. ulta.com; $7.99
- Supergoop Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++
A daily facial moisturizer to keep skin soft is a must. Even more so when you’re waxing. We fancy Supergoop Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++ because it effectively protects our skin from both UVA and UVB rays. sephora.com; $38
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel is hairspray for your brows. One swipe and your brows appear fuller and groomed. Perfect for in between eyebrow wax appointments. anastasiabeverlyhills.com; $22
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55
Avoid the sun pre-wax (don’t go baking in it anyhow) and keep skin safe and protected with a heavy-duty sunscreen. Our props go to Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 55 for its lightweight (meaning: non-greasy) feel, inexpensiveness and ability to shield skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. neutrogena.com; $10.99
- St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse
Other beauty products to use between waxing: self-tanners. Why? Because it’s inevitable: Some hair will grow back in between waxing appointments. So, help conceal or distract from pesky unwelcome hairs with a sun-kissed glow. We love St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse because it dries quickly and delivers a beautiful shimmer within an hour’s time. dermstore.com; $19
- Waxxpot Soothe After Wax Relief
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include our Soothe by Waxxpot After Wax Relief. A tiny amount, a few times a week post-shower, and you’re on your way to preventing ingrown hairs and calming the skin. Available for purchase at your nearest Waxxpot.