The wait time before waxing after using certain skincare products can vary depending on the type of product and the sensitivity of your skin. Here are some general guidelines:
Retinoids: If you use a retinoid cream or serum (such as tretinoin or adapalene), you should stop using it at least 7 days before waxing to avoid skin irritation and potential tearing of the skin.
AHAs/BHAs: If you use an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) product (such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid), you should avoid waxing for at least 24-48 hours after use to prevent skin irritation and potential tearing of the skin.
Acne medications: If you use acne medications that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, you should wait at least 24 hours after use before waxing to avoid skin irritation and potential tearing of the skin.
Moisturizers/oils: If you use a moisturizer or oil on the area to be waxed, you should avoid applying it on the day of your waxing appointment to prevent the wax from not sticking properly.
It's always a good idea to consult with your esthetician or waxing professional before your appointment to get their specific recommendations based on your skin type and the products you use. They may also be able to recommend specific products or aftercare treatments to help soothe the skin after waxing.