prevent ingrown hairs after wax

Let’s face it—being a mom is a full-time job with not much wiggle room. You make time for the big things: class projects, after school activities, and your own career. But when it comes to the “me time”, forget it.

So, it’s no wonder that busy moms need help to prevent ingrown hairs after waxing. Ingrown hairs are sometimes caused by dead skin cells blocking a pore that has a hair follicle trying to grow out of it. Since the pore is covered, the follicle cannot protrude from the skin, and instead grows underneath.

So how can a busy mom squeeze in the time to prevent ingrown hairs after waxing? Here are five quick and easy things you can do to accomplish just that!

Clean Before Waxing

Cleaning your skin in warm water and with soap can help prepare it for waxing. Using a good loofah or washcloth can clear away dirt and dead skin cells that can clog your pores and make the follicles harder to pull out. Plus, the warm water softens the skin, making it more pliable and willing to let those hairs go. Don’t make it too hot, though, because hot wax on sensitive skin is exactly as uncomfortable as it sounds!

Perfect Your Technique

The actual wax can go a long way toward preventing ingrown hairs. The most important thing to know about waxing is proper technique. The trick is to observe the direction of the wax pull from your skin, it should be parallel. Not only that, but you need to do it quickly. Speed matters. That’s why it’s usually better to go to a professional. Waxing at home puts you at greater risk for ingrown hairs.

prevent ingrown hairs after wax

Use Moisturizers and Other Creams

There are great products available to help reduce the appearance of ingrown hairs. Moisturizers can soften your skin and sometimes exfoliate. Some products may even heal inflammation caused by waxing. Watch your skin and get to know what it needs, because every skin type is different. If you start to notice an itching, burning rash, discontinue use of any skin product, including your wax, as you may be allergic.

Exfoliate to Make Your Skin Glow

Sure, this tip should really be done before the wax, but the best way to protect your skin when you’re a busy bee is to exfoliate daily. That can’t be stressed enough. Day in and day out, life leaves grunge on your skin. Dead skin cells separate from your skin every moment, but remain there, even after washing, mixing in with that grunge for a type of “body soup.” Using a good exfoliant scrub clears away the dead skin, allowing the living tissue to get more air and nutrients, and clearing the way for those stubborn hairs to poke out!

Cool It

After your wax, a cold compress applied to your skin can reduce irritation. The hair follicles are yanked out at their roots, and while the reward is smooth, clear skin, the process does cause irritation beneath the skin as well as on the surface. The coolness helps the irritation subside, allowing your pores to open back up. Just a few minutes of holding it on the irritation can reduce it significantly, and also the stinging, burning pain that sometimes accompanies it.

prevent ingrown hairs after wax

Busy moms hardly have any time for themselves, between their own pursuits and their children’s. Whether shuttling the kids around or juggling work and home, it’s hard for a mom to find the time to really pamper herself. The five tips above take very little time and can be done around your schedule. So use these five easy ways to prevent ingrown hairs after waxing, and enjoy smooth, soft skin after your wax!

Written by Dr. Steven Rosen
Many great inventions and discoveries in the world were unintentional or just plain accidents. The story you are about to read concerning a breakthrough in the cosmetics field relates another great accidental discovery. In 1985, in an office in South Florida, Dr. Steven Rosen, a dentist at that time was working on a patient. The patient was a private investigator. Medication was given to the patient to alleviate the pain associated with his treatment. Two days later, the patient noticed a dramatic improvement not only in the pain level, but in his skin as well. His face, which was full of razor bumps, had cleared up! The man couldn't wait to tell the dentist what had happened. He called the dentist on the phone. He asked the dentist what he was doing to him. The dentist was worried and asked what he was talking about. He told the dentist that something the dentist was doing was clearing up his razor bumps. He told the dentist that since he started shaving 15 years earlier, he had tried everything available for razor bumps and nothing had worked until now. The investigator began to tell the dentist how important this discovery was. He mentioned that the dozens of products already on the market did not come close to producing the dramatic results he had achieved. He also said that this was a big problem in the military where a clean shave was required or you would have to get a shaving clearance from the dermatologist. Lawsuits had been filed in industry by workers who were fired because they were unable to get a clean shave for example where gas mask use was required Police must have clean shaves and so on. The dentist realized the importance of this discovery and determined which ingredient in the medication was improving the skin. Realizing that the ingredient could not be taken internally for long periods of time, the two men experimented with the formula in an attempt to apply it directly to the skin. It worked. It then took nine long years work to create a workable product and learn how to reach the market. . The dentist had a great discovery. Other uses for the formula arose in the same "chance" way that the formula was discovered. Women who bought the product for their husbands or boyfriends started trying it on ingrown hair problem they had from shaving, waxing, and having electrolysis on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Not only did they report to the dentist that the ingrown hair problems had cleared, but that the formula worked as an excellent underarm deodorant. And the rest is history……… Thank you for letting us tell our story. We hope you enjoyed it.