For sensitive skin, the process of epilation turns into a real execution, and the result sometimes leaves much to be desired. We figured out how to minimize discomfort.
Hair removal is not recommended on an empty stomach, in a state of fatigue or during the menstrual cycle – all this lowers the pain threshold, and you run the risk of experiencing much more discomfort than usual. The fact is that the human body at such moments becomes extremely sensitive.
If you nevertheless decide to start hair removal, it doesn’t hurt to relax in a warm bath for a start: the pores will open from hot water and the process will become almost painless, besides, “dry” hair removal provokes skin irritation that can last up to several days.
If the pain still remains severe, then you can use ordinary novocaine, which will help freeze areas of the skin and provide you with a loss of sensitivity for a while. A solution of novocaine must be diluted in a 1 to 2 ratio, placed in ice molds, and then rubbed skin with frozen pieces until the first signs of numbness. A solution of novocaine, which is usually intended for injection, can be purchased at any pharmacy, but do not forget about possible allergic reactions.
If you prefer a wax epilator, try using only low speeds. High speed reduces time, but tweezers at high speed can grab and pull out only thin hairs. And if, for example, you also use a razor from time to time, your hair most likely has a thick shaft that can be pulled out only at low speed. To avoid pain, use a massage nozzle over the head of the device.
It is not in vain that our men use shaving cream, this allows the skin to remain hydrated for the duration of the entire process, which means it eliminates any pain. Try using a male gel, this will greatly alleviate the suffering. Begin the procedure without allowing the product to completely absorb into the skin.
It is also important to pay attention to the correct way to stretch the skin during hair removal. It is necessary to ensure that the thumb pulls the skin in one direction, and the rest in the other.
To achieve the ideal after repeated hair removal, for fidelity it is necessary to use a razor, this will provide you with absolute smoothness. Despite the fact that such advice can cause horror, in fact, such a thorough hair removal will ensure smooth legs and … complete absence of irritation – red spots will disappear in half an hour.
If we are talking about waxing, do not forget that the tape must be pulled sharply. To distract yourself, you can pick up some fun rhythmic music for yourself, and during epilation with an electric device you need to hold it diagonally to the hair removal area, slowly lowering it down.
No need to remove hair everywhere at once, conditionally divide your legs into four parts and perform the procedure in stages with a break of several minutes. For a pause, you can return to warm water or lubricate the skin areas with cream cream.
After you have finished with most of your hair, go to the shower and walk along your newly shaved legs with a scrub. It sounds pretty unpleasant, but in fact, this procedure will allow you to detect ingrown hairs. After scrubbing, return to the epilator (or wax) again.
In the final, treat your feet with cream to slow hair growth and avoid contact of injured skin with the open sun during the day.