How to Take Care of Your Skin After Hair Removal
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How to Take Care of Your Skin After Hair Removal

It is summer, which means that women are desperately trying to preserve their bodies in a perfectly smooth condition. It can be a struggle, especially if you have not built an efficient strategy for the hair removal method and skincare which is most suitable for your skin type and organism as a whole. Each woman has a different rate of hair growth, density of hair, weird places where it appears, even its pigmentation.

The truth is that all the sun’s UV rays, heat and sweating can cause some skin problems on your legs, in your bikini area or your underarms, which are the most standard areas where hair is removed. When you add waxing or shaving or any hair removal method, that only stresses your organism additionally. Red bumps situations may be very scary sometimes, especially on vacation! If you want your skin to be healthy and beautiful, you really need to invest some time, effort and research into the topic of hair removal and more specifically, what preliminary measures you should take.

For all the girls that prefer quick, easy and rather cheap methods for hair removal, which they can do at home or on vacation on their own, there is shaving. First of all, you need to choose a good-quality razor and use it with a nice product that will take care of your skin while shaving, like a shaving cream.  Coconut oil or a cheap conditioner also works great! Basically, a product like that will help you prevent any cuts and will moisturize your skin even while you are shaving. This is a method which can irritate the skin, lead to ingrown hairs and cuts, and dry out the skin very much. That is why as soon as you are done, use an extra-nourishing lotion afterwards: you can use something that contains ceramide or colloidal oatmeal, for example. Coconut oil or shea butter-based products are also a good idea. Exfoliate your skin once a week, so that the pores are not clogged, and you can also get rid of ingrown hairs that way. Besides, you need to cool down your skin when shaving because heat leads to swelling of pores and easier clogging and breakouts. Use a cool rinse after shaving and/or a thermal water to refresh and soothe the skin

In case you are a fan of more lasting methods, you might have chosen waxing. It uses hot (or cold, as a matter of fact) wax which sticks to your skin and then you need to use a strip to pull the wax in the direction, which is opposite hair growth. The best thing about it is that in a few swift (but a little more painful than shaving) motions you can have smooth skin for two, three or four weeks: depending on your organism. Waxing, however, can cause drying of the skin. First of all, you need to make sure your skin is absolutely dry before waxing: no lotions too! After you have waxed, you might be feeling raw, tender or sensitive. Sprinkle some baby powder on the area. In fact, baby moisturizers can be a good idea to use after a wax, as they would not irritate the skin, but still nourish it. Remember: no excessive heat in the next couple of days! Forget about hot tubs, saunas and whirlpools. Cool showers will work a lot better on your skin. Besides, avoid tight clothing and excessive sweating after a wax, as that can pollute your skin, which is slightly vulnerable at that moment. As the top layers of your skin is actually ripped off, it is better not to expose it to the sun in the next 24 hours, and if you do, apply some good old high SPF.

Last but not least, you may have chosen a laser hair removal method. When going to a laser treatment, you need to protect your skin with sunscreen generously. Also, you should aim at keeping the skin cool and numb after the procedure: use some cream or an ice cube. Basically, you need to keep skin protected, but not use deodorant prior to the treatment, for instance.

Good luck with hair removal and remember to carefully take care of your skin!

 

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