Waxing is removing unwanted hair from the legs, armpits, the bikini area, and the face.It can go well or it can cause irritation and a rash on the skin .

To avoid iritation:

  • prepare the skin properly before hair removal
  • after waxing care procedures minimizes the risk of rashes

 

How to Prepare Your Skin for Waxing

  • let the  hair  to grow 1/4 to 1/2 inch
  • don’t shave in the 2 weeks prior to waxing
  •  exfoliate your skin a day or two before
  • don’t exfoliate on the day of wax hair removal
  • apply a good natural moisturizer after exfoliating the skin

Natural Exfoliator to Prepare Skin for Waxing

  • mix  3 tbs olive oil or sweet almond oil and 1/4 cup fine sugar
  • rinse the area you want to exfoliate with warm water and pat dry
  • gently rub the mixture into your skin for about 5 minutes
  • do this with  circular motions
  • let it sit for 5 min
  • rinse off and dry.

 

Things to Do or to Avoid After Waxing

Apply cold water to reduce irritation

  • it will constrict blood vessels and prevent inflammation and swelling in the affected skin area
  • cold compresses are a great way to reduce irritation and soothe inflamed skin
  • moisten a clean wash cloth with cold water and wring out the excess water
  • hold against the skin irritation for 15 to 20 minutes
  • dampen the cloth with cold water when necessary to keep the compress cool
  • repeat several times a day

 Apply aloe vera to prevent skin bumps

  • take some pure aloe vera gel or squeeze aloe vera gel from an aloe vera leaf
  • gently massage into the waxed area
  • apply 2-3 times a day to help relieve any irritation
  • apply until you have silky smooth skin with no signs of redness.

 Tea tree oil

  • mix  one tbs  of carrier oil (such as sweet almond oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, or coconut oil) mix 2-3 drops tea tree oil
  • apply it  2-3 times a day after waxing

 

Witch hazel to reduce irritation after waxing

  • soak a cotton pad in pure witch hazel extract
  • apply to the waxed area
  • repeat 2-3 times a day until the skin irritation is  gone
  • apply a small amount of witch hazel after waxing.

Take an oatmeal bath to exfoliate waxed skin

 

  • draw a bath of warm water and  2 cups of ground oatmeal under the running water
  • mix the oatmeal around the water
  • relax in the bath for 20 minutes
  • soak a handful of oatmeal in the water
  •  press onto waxed patches of skin
  • rinse off in the shower
  • pat yourself dry
  • repeat the process for the first 2-3 days after waxing
  • apply the mask to the waxed skin on your armpit, face, or bikini area
  • let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing off
  • repeat daily until your skin irritation is resolved.

Honey to heal skin

  • wash your hand and take a little honey on your fingers
  • apply the honey remedy to waxed areas
  • let it dry
  •  rinse off with cool water

Apply a cucumber mask to prevent rash and soothe irritation

 

  • cut a cucumber into slices
  • put  the sliced cucumber on your waxed upper lip area or eyebrow area
  • let it work for 20 minutes

 

More tips:

  • Avoid using soap on waxed areas.
  • Stay out of the sun.
  • Exfoliate your skin after waxing.
  • First 24 hours after a waxing session, stay out of chlorinated water like swimming pools.
  • Avoid spas or saunas in the first 24 hours after waxing any part of your body.
  • Avoid touching the waxed area and if you need to do so, always wash your hands.

 

Stay beautiful and healthy !!!

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