Now that summer is here, you're probably looking for ways to alleviate the unsightly hair on your body.
Shaving can be such a time-consuming chore. If you've decided to turn to waxing, or more permanent methods of hair removal, you'll want to alleviate the temporary discomfort that can accompany the procedures. Here are some steps you can take to keep your skin cool, calm, and comfortable after a hair removal procedure.
Cool Down and Get Clean
Once you've had the hair removed, you'll want to cool down and get clean. The best way to do that is with a relaxing shower. Your skin is going to be sensitive, so avoid taking a shower that's too warm. Instead, stick with a cool shower. You'll also want to avoid using harsh soaps. Use a soothing moisturizing cleanser to calm the irritation. It's also important that you avoid using loofahs or body scrubbers that are too harsh. Instead, use a soft wash cloth for the first few days.
Lather on the Moisturizer
After your shower, you'll want to seal in the natural moisture that's on your skin. You don't want your skin to get dehydrated. As soon as you've dried off, lather on the moisturizer. Pay close attention to the areas that underwent the hair removal procedure. Reapply the moisturizer at least twice a day following your hair removal. This will keep your skin soft and supple.
Put Your Skin on Ice
Depending on where you had the hair removed from, your skin may feel irritated and sore. You can relieve the discomfort with ice. For small areas, such as underarms, pubic region, or face, fill a small bag with ice and apply it to the skin. Leave the ice in place for several minutes. For larger areas, get a towel wet, wring it out well, and place it in the freezer for several minutes. Once it's cold, remove it from the freezer and apply it to your skin. Repeat the process several times a day to relieve the discomfort.
Keep Things Loose
After your hair removal procedure, you'll want to keep clothing off the affected area. That's why it's a good idea to keep things loose for the first few days. Wear shorts, and loose-fitting shirts until the initial irritation subsides. After that, you can go back to wearing your usual clothing.
Don't let unsightly hair prevent you from enjoying the warm summer weather. Once you've had the bothersome body hair removed, use the tips provided here to soothe your irritated skin, and speed up the healing process.