Nowadays, hair removal has become extremely popular – for good reason too. Getting rid of unwanted hair is not only hygienic, but also makes you feel more comfortable. What many people fail to keep in mind is the fact that removal of hair – from any region of the body – makes the area extremely sensitive. If you don’t take care of your skin properly, you may have to face issues like redness, itchiness, or even infection.
Even if you don’t have extremely sensitive skin, you should strive to ensure that your post- hair-removal experience is a pleasant one. These tips are applicable no matter which method you choose – be it epilators, shavers or even professional laser therapy.
Why Epilation is better than Waxing
You may have heard or tried an epilator. One of the most popular hair removal device that can remove unwanted hair from legs, arms, bikini line and even face.
Your skin can stay smooth and hairless for up to 4 weeks
Benefits of using Fyola Epilator
Epilator can remove hair as short as 0.5mm; you can find some cordless or rechargeable models. Remember that epialtion is painful, especially when you use it for the first time. That’s why Fyola hair removal kit comes with a skin facial brush to smooth away the pain after the epilation.
Exfoliation is important both before and after hair removal. Sure, it may seem unnecessary. But it protects your skin and makes it less prone to irritation and redness. Exfoliating before hair removal removes dead skin and aligns hair follicles, which helps your epilator/shaver achieve closer and more uniform removal. Doing it after unclogs pores on the skin and inhibits ingrown hairs.
Use the right products
After hair removal, you may be dealing with some discomfort and sensitivity. Therefore, it is important to avoid skin care products which have compounds and chemicals (such as AHAs) that are known to cause irritation. Use creams with natural ingredients (such as Aloe Vera) to soothe the skin and keep it hydrated.
Immediately after you have used a shaver or epilator, apply hydrocortisone cream on the area. This will help soothe the skin and reduce any redness or irritation. However, do not use the cream regularly. Using it daily could not only reduce its effectiveness, but also lead to skin thinning.
Avoid warm temperatures
For at least 48 hours after hair removal, avoid areas that are warm and humid such as tanning salons, saunas, etc. Warm and humid conditions have been known to trigger adverse reactions. Moreover, you also run the risk of introducing bacteria into your blood stream (because the skin is in a delicate state), which could lead to infections. It is also a good idea to avoid taking a shower immediately after the procedure.
Wear loose-fitting clothes
When the skin is sensitive, it is best to let it breathe and rest. Therefore, whether you are going out or staying in, avoid tight-fitting clothes. Loose clothes won’t cling to the body, which will reduce irritation. Moreover, avoid exposing the area to direct sunlight. Even if it is the summer and you are tempted to wear your new bikini to the beach, wait for at least a day.
Know what is good for your skin
Some of us don’t really care about the products we use on our skin. While it could work for certain people, this approach may not be appropriate right after hair removal. Shavers and epilators make the skin extremely tender and it needs to be allowed time to recoup. Using abrasive products which don’t suit your skin could lead to more harm than good.