Shaving and Waxing Care 101

Summer is just around the corner and the hair removal routine is back on track. Who would want to miss out the beach trips? No one, for sure. So it is smarter to prevent things that results to skin irritation or sensitivity especially when either waxing or shaving. At certain times, doing things at home may turn out badly however the experts recommend certain guides to ensure you keep your under arms, legs, and bikini area stay smooth as well as bump-free.

Skin- baring styles are always in style during summer. In the American culture, this signifies the need to keep certain body areas hairless. Waxing and shaving are the two most common means of hair removal and both are readily accessible in drugstores or supermarkets. Both have its good side and its bad side. Everything depends on money and time.


Both shaving and waxing are short- term approach to hair removal except that doing waxing has longer effects compared to just shaving. When you shave the hairs on your body, it will only last a day for some or three days. However, this still depends on the thickness of the hair and how fast it is growing. Most women do the shaving method on their legs after their everyday shower regimen. On the other hand, when doing waxing, the results can last for up to three weeks or nine weeks maximum.


If you are in a hurry and you need to remove the hair on your legs as fast as you can then shaving is a far better choice than waxing. Shaving will only take you few minutes so you can do it smoothly. You just have wet the area you want to shave then lather. After which you can now star shaving. Do rinse the area you shaved after. While shaving can be easily done, waxing is an opposite. Waxing takes up a lot of time. You have to do several things first before you can remove your hair effortlessly. First, you need to gradually dissolve the wax then apply to the specific area of the body. You also have to let it dry and wait for a few minutes to harden. After doing all of this then you are now ready to pull the wax away.


You can do shaving no matter how long a hair is. In waxing your hair should only be 1/4- 1/2 inches in length to be able to wax effectively so that the wax also would be able to stick firmly on the hair strands. This literally means you have to wait for a certain time period to let the hairs regrow long enough to be able to wax again. Nevertheless, by choosing to wax constantly, the hair follicles become weaker on the area being repeatedly waxed this means fewer hair grows on the area over time.


Shaving Care, Must Do!
Re-hydrate Immediately

Without any delay, rehydrate and apply some moisturizers or coconut oil after your shaving session. Moisturize immediately to lock in and absorb fluids into your skin. Use products with soothing ingredients on it incorporated such as ceramide or colloidal oatmeal.

Stay Cool

When you are exposed to hot temperature, the pores on your skin tend to open up and swell. This occurrence will cause skin problems like clogging of pores or severe acne reactions. So, wash your face regularly with a cooler water or lukewarm water.

Wax treatment

Waxing Care, Must Do!
Soothe With Powder

Calm you skin with the use of powder. Your skin may feel dull and sensitive after doing your waxing session. Just apply a fair amount of baby powder to soothe the affected body area.

No Hot Tubs

Keep yourself away from hot baths, saunas, and whirlpools for a couple of days (maybe two days wouldn’t hurt). Instead, try on a cool water bath or shower.

Work Out Before You Wax

To avoid read bumps, do not wear any tight- fitting clothes on the area you waxed. If you can delay your workout after your waxing session, the better to help prevent any further problem.

Soothe The Skin

If you feel any slight discomfort or pain after one day or two days after waxing, experts say that you should consider using on the body area affected a mild 1% cortisone cream.

Visit the Professionals

Still, if the tenderness and a burning sensation persist after three days or four days it might be a sign of an underlying infection. This happens when you severely remove the top layer of the skin, then it is more likely to be susceptible in acquiring either a staff infection or strep infection. If you continue to feel some pain, redness, and tenderness on the affected part for several days more you are advised to see a dermatologist to be examined carefully and obtain a culture to see if it really is infected or not.

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