The Benefits of Tea Tree for Male Waxing Aftercare
Tea Tree oil is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca
alternifolia , which is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales,
Apparently it was first named Tea Tree by the expedition of Captain
Cook, Banks and the Botanist Dr Solanger , who identified the Tea Tree plant
and went on to name it when moored in
Mercury Bay in 1769.
The oil has so many
medical benefits when applied to the skin (topically), including antiseptic,
antibacterial and antiviral actions. It
is more commonly found as an essential oil, but we can also find creams,
lotions, shampoo, and soaps that all contain Tea Tree.
As with most
essential oils, Tea Tree oil should never be used directly on the skin, and
needs to be diluted, and usually in fairly small percentages, when you purchase
waxing aftercare products most will specify the percentage of tea tree
included, and the range seems to be within 1-5% on average. If you do intend to
make up your own blend to use at home be careful that you do not exceed these
amounts, and as always test patch on a small area first...
With lots of the leading wax manufacturers now increasing
their range of male waxing aftercare products more of them are producing
products that include tea tree oils, and soothing gels like Aloe Vera with
packaging and design aimed at the male consumer.
After waxing the skin has been exposed to heat, with the application of the warm wax, the hair
follicles have been removed so the importance of an excellent hygienic and
soothing aftercare system is very important, to keep skin clean, to soothe ,
settle, and to avoid breakouts and possible ingrown hairs.
For first time male
waxing clients, who often have no knowledge of aftercare or which products will
work better for them, then the therapists really need to explain the best
products to achieve a good problem free aftercare regime, having some samples
available is a great way to get your clients used to the product and to see the
benefits for themselves, and include a sample in their aftercare pack.
Most male waxing clients prefer an aftercare range that does
not include perfumes and floral notes so for that reason the tea tree product
range is great, and offering maximum protection in those first few weeks while
the skin settles and the new hair growth starts.
As well as the waxing aftercare, Tea Tree products used
during the waxing treatment is also very common, skin cleansers and sanitisers
containing Tea Tree are used a lot, and often at the end of the waxing the
therapist will apply some soothing lotion to the skin, and these often also
contain cooling gels and Tea Tree oil.
If you are a regular waxing client or if it’s your first
time to have a waxing treatment your aftercare regime is always important (exfoliation
and moisturising) so get some Tea Tree based products and use these as part of
your pack and you will achieve great results - Smooth problem free skin....
The ideal male waxing aftercare product range should include
; Tea Tree skin wash/ shower gel, and a body lotion with Tea Tree, and a
Japanese wash cloth, and your regime
should give you great results, each and every time....