How to take care of your skin after epilation

How to properly prepare for the procedure?

Before waxing it is worth doing an allergy test: apply some wax, sugar paste or hair removal cream to a small area of the skin, and then remove the composition after the time specified in the instructions. If within a day there is a rash or irritation, you will have to look for other means.

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It’s worth thinking ahead to avoid irritation after epilation. When using cream, wax or sugar paste, choose only quality, tested products. You can use a special shaving gel with a soothing effect. A week before the procedure is worth daily moisturizing cream on the skin, and during shugaring use talcum powder.

As ingrown hairs look?

It is very important to detect ingrown hairs after epilator in time to take timely measures and prevent negative consequences. Hair ingrowth can be talked about if:

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  • Small round bumps (papules) appear on the skin;
  • Pustules are formed, filled with serous or pus-like contents;
  • A strong itching, painful sensations appear;
  • The skin becomes red and inflamed.

With these manifestations may well begin to fester. The danger increases because the skin itches too much, so there is a risk of trauma and infection.

The skin after electroepilation. what is normal and what is not

What a nightmare! My face is all blistered up after the procedure. And then there are some red spots, crusts. And now how do I show myself to honest people? I wonder how long this is going to go on? What if it’s permanent?? So I removed a couple of hairs. It’s my own fault. I have decided to finally cope with vegetation. I could have kept on pulling!

Quite a few customers would find this monologue painfully familiar. It’s good if it’s a hidden area, but what about the face. it’s not really hidden.

Here comes the frantic search through a variety of sites, forums, conversations with all-knowing girlfriends who should certainly give advice.

All this is followed by an active self-treatment with a variety of lotions, lotions, folk remedies and a solemn promise to give up this terrible treatment forever!

Aggressive methods of such therapy often provoke real complications on the surface, the accession of inflammation with other unpleasant phenomena.

And if someone had told our good acquaintance that she is quite all right, and you just need to give your body a chance to clean up. there would not have been many difficulties. And that’s what we’ll do below.

Let’s try to understand what happens afterwards. Why do we see this or that picture?? Is it normal or is it time to raise the alarm?? And, of course, what to do with it all?

Skin care after waxing

After hair removal, you’ll need to compensate for any discomfort. The way you do it is also related to the method you used to get rid of your hair.

After Shaving. It is necessary to restore the protective layer of the skin to prevent the evaporation of moisture from the surface of the skin. Otherwise, dryness, flaking, itching, and a feeling of tightness are inevitable. For this purpose, a light body cream, moisturizing milk, lotion or gel is suitable.

After depilatory cream. Never use products containing alcohol. The destroyed lipid layer that protects the skin and retains moisture must be restored. Light oils and creams based on them will cope with this task.

After waxing and epilator. During the day the skin is better not to touch, moisturize and especially not to wet, so as not to give unnecessary reason for irritation and reproduction of bacteria.

You should not sunbathe after hair removal procedure. And the sun protection is obligatory. Depilation creams and waxes destroy the natural protective barrier of the epidermis and increase photosensitivity of the skin, and with it. the risk of hyperpigmentation.

Remember that if you start electroepilation, so as not to decrease efficiency of the procedure, you can’t remove hair in any other way for the whole course that is till the full stoppage of hair growth in the treated zone.

If you break this rule, the result will be lower efficiency of therapy, longer duration and the number of repeated courses.

Immediately after the electrolysis session the specialist treats proepillated area with alcohol or chlorhexidine. At home treat the area with chlorhexidine, cindol or solcoseryl gel for two weeks, twice a day.

After waxing, sugar or wax depilation, a specialist treats the area with a special oil or lotion. At home apply Bel epil body milk cream to the area, which you can buy in our store in the center of Moscow. Riga or another cream suitable for you to heal and slow down hair growth.

After photoepilation in the summer months, apply a thick layer of cream with a protective factor of at least SPF 30, preferably containing antiseptic substances. Treat the treatment area regularly with this cream for 48 hours after the treatment.

Make sure to consult your therapist about the schedule of your next treatment, i.e. the schedule to remove hair that has grown back from the previously waxed area, and come back for your treatments at that time.

If you have oily skin

Owners of oily skin need to take a good shower right before the waxing session, so that there is no sebum or sweat residue on the skin. If your skin is not thoroughly cleaned, the wax can not properly adhere directly to the skin, so there is a possibility that most of the hairs do not get waxed, so the procedure will have almost zero results. In addition, excess sweat and skin vein can increase the temperature of the wax, which can lead to burns.

  • Light skin types (especially Fitzpatrick type I) are more prone to bad effects after waxing than darker skin types.
  • If irritation on the skin occurs, it usually occurs after the first waxing procedure.
  • During the procedure, along with the hair, dead particles of the upper layer of the skin are removed. This mechanical effect on the epidermis is sometimes slightly traumatized and causes skin irritation.
  • During the procedure, it is imperative to use only high quality wax. The use of low-quality waxes, failure to respect the expiration date and storage conditions very often leads to undesirable consequences.
  • Allergy. A very small percentage of people may have an allergic reaction to some of the components that make up the wax. If such irritation does not go away, and is accompanied by itching or burning, it is necessary to consult an allergist. In this case you need another depilation method.

To minimize the risk of irritation after waxing, we recommend following the recommendations below.

Skin care after laser hair removal

Laser hair removal. an effective method of getting rid of unwanted hair forever. Before starting the procedure, it is mandatory to consult a beautician, determine contraindications and test flashes. This approach will ensure fast results and safety of the procedure. To achieve the desired effect and avoid possible complications will also help proper skin care after laser hair removal.

Immediately after the laser treatment, the skin appears smooth and even, and only some patients notice redness. It should be understood that epilation is a great stress to the epidermis, so extra nutrition and protection is needed. The usual care can cause irritation, because the skin is very sensitive to any cosmetic products.

Peculiarities of care for different parts of the body

Depending on which areas have been treated, care may vary slightly.

Bikini area

Wear loose (though not as beautiful and stylish) cotton underwear, do not wear thongs, in general. as little tight clothing as possible;

Do not take a hot shower, and especially not a bath;

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If you get a rash, see a doctor;

After four days, scrub your skin with a gentle scrub.

The skin in the bikini area is very sensitive, after the procedure, you need to take care of it carefully. © Getty Images

Legs, hands

Do not sunbathe, wear clothing with long sleeves, pants, use sunscreen;

After the shower, apply a moisturizing and soothing cream;

spend at home, go out in the sun only with sunscreen on your face;

Use moisturizing, soothing creams and fluids 2-3 times a day;

After 4 days, treat the skin with a mild scrub.

Use only special deodorants after the procedure. © Getty Images

Underarm area

Do away with deodorant if it is not intended for the skin after waxing/depilation, use baby powder;

If pimples or irritation do occur (which in theory can happen because sweat is a breeding ground for microorganisms), consult a doctor;

Wear loose clothing made of natural fabrics;

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