We want to share some useful tips on how to moisturize your skin after hair removal. Nourishing the waxed area and preventing the appearance of pimples, ingrown hairs, and redness is essential for your skin health and appearance.
Read on to discover how to moisturize the skin after waxing and, thus, avoid annoying pimples and skin redness.
How to Moisturize Your Skin after Depilation?
There is no doubt that we make many mistakes when doing our own hair removal process at home. One such thing is a lack of moisturizing.
To prevent extreme skin dryness, you need to hydrate your skin right after hair removal and rinse with cold water to help close the pores.
After waxing, moisten a cotton pad with olive oil to remove any residue, and then rinse your skin. This will speed up its recovery and moisturize it at the same time.
After cleaning your skin, apply moisturizing body cream to the waxed area. Use lotions for sensitive skin if you notice that your skin is irritated after waxing. They will help restore your skin's surface and promote fast recovery.
It is also worth mentioning that post-depilation lotions are applied to the area using gentle, circular movements.
There are also some hair removal lotions available on the market that are another way to deal with body hair. They are packed with compounds that inhibit new hair formation, a process known as keratinization.
Besides stopping new hair from growing, these lotions are excellent for conditioning your skin and boosting its natural elasticity.
How to Eliminate Pimples after Waxing?
Folliculitis usually occurs after waxing or due to bacterial infections. The affected area becomes red, and the hair follicles form pimples.
This happens when the hair's exit channel gets clogged, and the hair follicles become inflamed. The inflammation results in itchy, bumpy skin that's not only irritating but also looks unpleasant.
To remove the pimples that come out of the hair pore, apply ice to the area and then use some soothing cream with aloe vera or another calming agent. However, the easiest thing to do is to prevent pimples in the first place, especially if you remove the hair with cream, wax, or razor.
Exfoliating your skin before hair removal is one of the best ways to prevent pore clogging. In this way, you will remove oil and dirt to facilitate the hairs' exit, preventing them from growing inward, obtaining long-lasting hair removal.
This solution is suitable for leg hair removal, but when removing hair from any other area, you should take into account other tips.
For example, when shaving your underarms, apply soapy water to the area to avoid friction, and apply rosehip oil after you're done to calm your skin.
When waxing, control the temperature so that it does not exceed 109ºF(43ºC), or you can get skin burns. Let the wax cool down a little after melting it.
Razors, on the other hand, are faster and painless but can also irritate the skin. Make sure to use a new blade every time you're shaving to avoid fungal infections and bacteria. Always use razors specially designed for female hair removal, including 3-4 blades and aloe vera moisturizing strips.
What Kind of Cream to Use after Waxing?
There are products with soothing and regenerating properties perfect for skin moisturizing after waxing. Some of them have natural components such as aloe vera gel. Once you apply it to the waxed area, the skin will recover fast and avoid the formation of pimples.
Almond oil is another great skincare ally, thanks to its anti-inflammatory action. Apply a few drops to the areas you’ve treated, and your skin will be soft and free of scales.
When it comes to combating dry skin after waxing, try shea butter. Its nourishing and repairing properties work wonders for skin elasticity. In this case, you can use it directly on the skin, rubbing it between your hands so that it warms up and you can handle it better.
How Long Do Pimples Last after Depilation?
Pimples appear as a result of mild inflammation of the follicle after hair removal. They are generated by physical trauma to the skin and appear unsightly in the form of red spots.
They do not only appear on the legs but can appear in any area, it all depends on the skin's sensitivity. This is a fairly common situation and if there is no dermatological problem involved, they disappear after 24 hours or sooner if we take into account the above tips.
Exfoliate your skin every time before waxing or using hair removal creams. It will help remove dirt and excess oil and ease the depilation process.
After you have removed the hair, rinse your skin and add a moisturizing lotion appropriate for your skin type.