Most hair removal treatments take a toll on our skin, they can cause irritation, dryness and ingrown hairs. This is how to treat your skin after shaving, waxing, doing laser therapy and more.
No matter the method you choose to remove your hair, it will always have consequences for your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. This is how to minimize the damage to your skin once you've removed your hair.
How to treat your skin after any hair removal treatment
Waxing can help you get rid of hair for up to a month. It leaves your skin smooth and if done regularly, it can reduce the regrowth of your hair. The main concern is if you have sensitive skin, it can bee too irritating and it can also lead to ingrown hairs. The same goes for sugaring – a very similar method but instead of using sugar, a mixture of sugar and water is applied onto your skin and later pulled.
To avoid ingrown hair it is important to exfoliate regularly, so the hair can grow out and not be blocked by dead skin cells. To avoid over-exfoliation, keep an exfoliating routine of no more than 3 times a week and make sure you maintain your skin hydrated.
Hair removal creams
Hair removal creams are a great method because it's quick and painless, and the areas feel smoother than if you had shaved, so it gives you the impression of the results being more long-lasting. But the chemicals can trigger an allergic reaction. This is why it is extremely important to do a patch test before applying it to your skin. Don't ever apply it on inflamed skin and don't put any other product on your skin before using the chemical depilatory.
Saving is quick, painless, affordable, and easy to do. There's always the risk of cutting yourself or having to deal with razor burn. If you are prone to razor burns or bumps, try using a benzoyl peroxide was after shaving. Exfoliating regularly will also help to prevent dead skin buildup, ingrown hairs, and other skin concerns.
Laser hair removal is my favorite method – I had tried all methods before, and I would totally recommend investing in laser therapy. It can be painful and it is costly, but the results are long-lasting and I've noticed my skin has become smoother and brighter. It is very important to ask your dermatologist before trying laser, as not all types of laser work on all skin tones and types. The incorrect laser can lead to hyperpigmentation and burn your skin.
Post care after a laser session is generally protecting your skin from UV damage and keeping your skin well moisturized.