How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs After Waxing?

How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs After Waxing?

How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs After Waxing?

Ingrown hairs after waxing emerge when the hair never breaks the skin’s surface or when the hair grows back into the skin. Typically they occur in areas where hair is thicker such as in the underarms or in the bikini line. But, ingrown hair can happen anywhere the hair is waxed. As common as they are, they can be prevented with proper after wax care, depilatory creams, and the following steps:

  1. Exfoliate Before and After Waxing: A light exfoliation of the area to be waxed two days before your appointment helps get rid of dead skin cells in advance, allowing for a kinder, gentler waxing. A gentle exfoliation a day after waxing and a few times a week thereafter will prevent dead skin cells from clogging the follicle. Miss Cire Pre-Depilatory Cooling Gel is an ideal pre-waxing prep created with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits which deep clean the skin removing it of grease, sweat, deodorants, makeup, creams and perfumes that may cause clogging.

  2. Moisturize After Waxing: Post-wax depilatory cream can loosen dead skin that causes ingrown hairs, redness, and bumps. Miss Cire’s Post-Depilatory Moisturizing Emulsion replenishes the skin by quickly absorbing into the epidermis, so the skin is deeply rehydrated giving it a glowing, refreshed look. This after wax care’s unique formula and delicate ingredients protect the skin from drying agents and conditions that are prime for ingrown hairs.

  3. Calm the Skin After Waxing: Though you may be used to that rip, your skin never is, and waxing can be a traumatic experience to the skin which is why Miss Cire’s Post-Depilatory Calming Oil is applied directly after a wax treatment providing a quick, much needed calming effect. The oil reduces redness and removes wax particles that may remain on the skin and clog your pores while reducing irritation with a formula of high-quality ingredients, lubricating emollients, mineral, and essential oils.

  4. Clean the Skin Before Waxing: Don’t neglect the skin before waxing. An excellent pre-wax regime to prevent ingrown hairs is to clean your skin with warm water making the skin more pliable and, as such, easier for the hair to come out.

Following these steps are essential in preventing ingrown hairs, but they can be pesky and persistent, and they may still show up. What not to do? Do not pluck them! Plucking causes scarring or worse-- infection. Aestheticians have also been known to treat their own ingrown hair with skim milk whose lactic acid serves as a skin soother. You can also mix half skim milk and half cold water and apply it to the area for ten minutes every few hours. Anything but plucking! Small ingrown hairs tend to disappear on their own. Larger ones can become infected which is why you are trying to avoid them in the first place!