Before you head to your next Brazilian appointment, prepare yourself with these simple tips and avoid the discomfort.
» Avoid coffee before your appointment. This stimulant can make the waxing more uncomfortable.
» Exfoliate and moisturise the area regularly. Dry skin and clogged pores will lead to ingrown hairs.
» Exfoliate before your appointment.
» Do not exercise after your waxing appointment as you will risk getting ingrown hairs.
» Wear cotton underwear and loose, breathable clothing when possible to avoid the risk of in-growns, particularly immediately following your appointment.
» Do not pick ingrowns. You’re at greater risk of scarring and infection.
» Apply a diluted tea tree solution to ingrown hairs. Other topical solutions are available from your chemist.
» Moisturisers or oils with lavender or tea tree are great for regular use to maintain smooth skin as well as to treat and prevent ingrown hairs.
» If you’re attempting to wax at home, patch test first to ensure against irritation by any of the ingredients.
» Pull swiftly against the direction of hair growth while holding skin tight.
» Do not wax over the same area twice.