There’s nothing worse than a fantasy of smooth skin that ends with a nightmare mess of bumps, lumps, redness, peeling, and irritation. Many of us struggle with sensitive skin, due to genetics, exposure to environmental pollutants, lifestyle, and a host of issues. BodyHonee developed its products with sensitive skin in mind, so if you think waxing isn’t for you, think again. Follow these simple tips to keep your sensitive skin safe when you wax.
Know Your Ingredients
Most people with sensitive skin think that their skin randomly breaks out for no clear reason. The truth is that you may have undiscovered allergies. Try keeping a log of when you break out, and what products you used immediately beforehand. This can help you track down the source of the skin irritation. And of course, bear in mind that natural products are generally best, and that products with as few ingredients as possible are less likely to irritate your skin. BodyHonee is a perfect fit for those who struggle to find skin-friendly products.
Prep Your Skin
Sensitivity sometimes occurs when your skin isn’t very good at eliminating dead skin. A layer of dry, dead skin can make it difficult for the wax to grab the hair, leading to ingrowns and lots of irritation. But waxing newly-exfoliated skin can prove problematic, especially if you have eczema or another skin condition. Instead, try using a sugar scrub on your skin the day before you wax, since this will provide moisture and get rid of excess skin.
TLC After You Wax
After you are finished waxing, try applying a warm compress for five to 10 minutes. This will ease pain and irritation, prevent swelling, and help calm redness. Products containing chamomile oil can help soothe irritation and itching, while natural ingredients such as witch hazel can help prevent ingrown hairs. Just make sure you don’t overdo it on the products, since using too many chemicals on your skin can cause irritation, too.
Daily Sun Protection
Research consistently shows that the sun’s UV rays are the leading source of skin damage and premature aging. Yet many people with sensitive skin mistakenly believe that the sun will clear up irritation and bumps! If your skin is sensitive, invest in a quality sun protectant with an SPF of at least 15. If you’re prone to acne or blackheads, select an oil-free formula that won’t clog your pores. And if you’re going to be outside for more than an hour, wear a hat and protect your eyes. Sunburned skin shouldn’t be waxed, and sun damage can steadily destroy skin elasticity and health.
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