Monday, May 2, 2016

How to prevent Red Bumps and ingrown hairs After Shaving and Waxing

Everyone, stop for a minute and appreciate the fact that it’s legs-out summer again. Let’s all let out a collective HELL, YEAH for skirts, shorts, sandals, and flip-flops. We made it!

With great weather, though, comes a great self-maintenance headache: shaving and waxing again. Whichever hair removal method you prefer, both often result in those annoying little red bumps. Death to those red bumps, we say! Here’s how to avoid them:

How to prevent Red Bumps and ingrown hairs 
After Shaving and Waxing

Exfoliate your Skin

Exfoliate your skin with an exfoliating scrub before you have the waxing done. This will remove any dead skin cells, dirt and oil which may otherwise be forced into your pores with the application of wax. It also helps ensure a smooth result. If you don't have an exfoliating scrub, make one yourself by mixing enough sugar and water to form a paste and massaging it into your skin.

Ice Cubes

If bleeding is a surrounded problem after removing out the wax from the skin, then take an ice cube and rub it over the affected area to get the instant relief. Even if you are not bleeding, it is always good to apply ice on the skin to calm the inflammation and redness.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It not only calms down the skin redness but also heals it from within further preventing any infection of the follicles! All you need to do is scoop out the fresh gel from aloe vera leaf and apply it onto the inflamed skin. Massage it gently for sometime and let it sit for 5 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Make sure you use fresh gel and not the commercially available gel.

Aspirin Mask

To help reduce redness and inflammation, you can apply an aspirin mask to the area with razor burn. Dissolve two aspirin pills in a few drops of water until you achieve a paste-like consistency. Apply this to the affected area for a few minutes and then rinse off completely.

No to do After Waxing

·       If skin is not red and inflamed the next day, gently exfoliate to prevent pimples and ingrown hairs from forming. DO NOT exfoliate within 24 hours after waxing.

·       Keep hands away from waxed area to prevent bacteria driven pimples.

·       Avoid any public water areas such as hot tubs, saunas, pools, and spas while the skin is healing to prevent infections.

·       Take showers instead of bathing for a few days.

·       Don’t exercise enough to cause heavy perspiring.

·       Avoid tight clothing if the bikini area was waxed.

·       Do not squeeze any pimples! To do so will cause more pimples. Instead apply a pimple medication.

·       Don’t get waxed just before menses when the skin is more vascular.

Additional tips to Prevent Red Bumps and Ingrown hairs

·       Use a hydrating product, such as baby oil, to help clean up residual wax, and also moisturize the skin.
·       Exfoliate the area before you wax or shave.
·       Some studies have revealed the fact that the person who use to panic during waxing is the person who can ideally develop the process of hair follicles contraction of the skin. So be calm and simple while you involved with waxing.
·       After waxing or shaving always wipe your skin with tissue or use neat and clean cloth otherwise infection might spread from your open skin pores.
·       Many beauty salons apply an after wax lotion to reduce the pain or discomfort. Make sure that lotion does not contain any mineral oil because they clog the skin pores and the result could be acne on your skin.
·       Avoid waxing during menstruation or pregnancy because our skin becomes more sensitive to cuts and bruises.
·       Apply grape seed oil or coconut oil after wax or shave as it helps to reduce pain and provides comfort.

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