Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about hair removal more than ever! For someone with sensitive skin this can be a scary thought, but don’t worry I’m here to help. Let’s start with some popular ways for hair removal primarily waxing, shaving, tweezing and more.
I personally only do at home waxing, if I do it at all. My skin and pain threshold can’t handle the harshness of waxing at a salon, especially on my face! If you’re anything like me waxing can cause breakouts and extreme redness on the skin that can last days.
If you want to go to a salon for a wax make sure it’s a reputable salon and you take some type of pain medication before to help ease the pain and redness. After the session put an ice pack on the skin and I like to use Mario Badescu Rosewater to calm the skin. You can find the facial spray on Amazon or at Sephora.
OR if you want to take my route to waxing go get yourself some waxing beads! Easy to use and so much less painful than other types of wax. The advantage of doing it at home is you can make sure your skin is ready right before you wax.
Take some pain medication, warm up the wax but not too hot. If needed place ice cubes on the skin right before to numb the area your about to wax. After waxing make sure to put more ice on the skin and no makeup for the rest of the day. You can get waxing beads on Amazon.
I usually tweeze my eyebrows in between waxing, which can make waxing needed a lot less often. I know it can be painful and burdensome but worth it! Start by using Oragel (yes pain medication for your mouth) on and around the eyebrows. This numbs the skin and makes it much less painful. Give that ten minutes to set it and get to work!
Make sure you use a good set of tweezers, these are my absolute favorite! After tweezing I use Thayers Rose Toner to prevent redness and irritation. You can find Thayers Rose Toner on Amazon and Target.
Shaving is great if it’s done right! Make sure to get a razor with soap on the blade for a smooth shave. My personal favorite razor that gives a close shave without irritation is the Billie brand. Their subscription is easy and affordable. Get started with their starter kit here.
Also make sure to use a good shave cream or gel to also prevent irritation, I use EOS Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin from Target. After shaving sensitive areas prone to irritation I use this solution to prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs.
–Always treat your skin with love, Sara–
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