During the summer, hair removal deserves particular attention because the skin, being more exposed and exposed to the sun, is much more sensitive. So what must be done to avoid damage?
This is not too complicated: it is important control regrowth is shave in a precise and delicate way following all the steps to take care of the body.
Often to avoid redness, spots, ingrown hairs and more generally unwanted effects, it is necessary to implement some precautions that can make a difference.
Here are some practices to watch out for when hair removal for smooth, healthy, and glowing skin.
Before hair removal
Above all to avoid encountering folliculitis and redness, even more frequent and visible in the summer, the best thing is to carry out a peeling. It is usually recommended to do it in the 24 hours preceding the hair removal, in order to soften the skin and prepare it for this operation. A peeling, in fact, also allows you to feel less pain.
Warm bath before waxing? Absolutely not!
Take a bath or shower with warm enough water before shaving it is often considered useful for dilating pores. However in the summer it is better avoid it especially if you have thin, sensitive skin that tends to redden very easily. You would only make it even more fragile.
How to prevent hair from ingrown
To prevent two regrowth cycles from occurring, you should avoid pulling away with tweezers hair that has not disappeared with waxing. If they are particularly unsightly, we recommend doing it with a razor, but waiting a few days so that it doesn’t get irritated. You could also run this risk by shaving on sweaty or barely tanned skin, because in those moments it is particularly delicate.
What is the best length of hair to proceed with hair removal without making them ingrown?
As far as length is concerned, the fact that the hair must be about a quarter of an inch is a false myth. Generally it is better to wait about twenty days from the last hair removal, if it is a waxing, which therefore provides a longer regrowth time. If you used a razor instead, wait about a week. The important thing, to obtain an optimal result, is to achieve one medium length.
Exposing yourself to the sun after hair removal, a very wrong practice
Immediately after hair removal is essential avoid sun exposure, take a round bath and sauna because heat and sweat are likely to irritate the skin.
In particular, UV rays could cause sunspots to appear which are likely to remain permanently. For this reason, even when you can get a tan, always remember to apply a good one sunscreen not lower than SPF 50 in depilated areas. Know that the armpits, mustache and bikini areas in particular are the most delicate in this sense and require even more attention.
Do not use soap and water to remove residual wax
Another very frequent mistake after hair removal is the attempt to remove the wax with soap and water. This last substance in particular risks making the skin more delicate, irritating it.
Choose a delicate oil, olive oil may be sufficient, or if you prefer argan or almond oil. Soak a cotton pad and wipe it gently over the area where you removed the hair.
Anesthetic to reduce pain? Yes, but with caution
To apply an anesthetic cream to reduce the pain caused by hair removal especially with waxing or silk epil is an operation that you can do, but with caution.
Before proceeding with the removal of the hair, wait patiently for the product to be completely absorbed. You can optionally apply some mild talcum powder to the area to make it dry more easily.
Ice as an anesthetic to reduce pain should also be used well
The same kind of attention is needed when ice is used, the most famous natural anesthetic. You can place a stick on the part to be epilated, but then it is necessary to pass some talcum powder so that the skin is soft and anesthetized, but perfectly dry.
Do not wax during the days of your period
In period of the cycle, even if you may be lucky enough not to feel pain in the belly, it is still not recommended to wax because skin is much more sensitive. However, if you are rather tolerant of tearing from waxing, you can try doing it.
Do you know why? In that period of the month, there is a decrease in the hormone progesterone, which causes a slowdown in hair growth and the effect of hair removal is much more lasting and effective.
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In any case, after hair removal, you should refresh the treated area in such a way as to soothe any irritation. You can protect your skin by using a soothing and emollient cream based on aloe, vitamins E, zinc oxide, in such a way as to restore the protective barrier.