Prevent Ingrown Hairs and Bumps After a Bikini Wax
The summer season is steadily approaching and we're letting it all hang out. Period.
If you’re not on the laser hair removal or wax train and have no plans to be: we respect your choice. Folks with and without pubic hair are always wondering how to prevent ingrown hairs and bumps either post bikini wax, or in general. We’re here to help you elevate your skincare and keep your bikini area happy to be a participant.
What causes bumps to form after a wax?
You may notice that certain areas of your body don’t react to shaving or waxing the way your bikini area does. Your bikini area skin is sensitive, and it doesn’t have the rough around the edges type of thickness that the skin on your legs does.
Ingrown hairs, bumps and razor burn are super common after a Brazilian wax or shave. It could be as simple as an allergy to the wax itself or the simplicity of skin sensitivity. Either way, understanding the cause and how to treat ingrown hairs and bumps can keep you pain and discomfort free.
How common is folliculitis?
Many folks may develop folliculitis after a waxing session. Folliculitis is triggered by inflammation after hair removal. A pimple-like, rough textured rash will form, leaving you with some understandable discomfort.
While this is a common occurrence, keeping an eye on it can help you identify if your skin is on the right track to healing, or developing a mild infection. If it’s the latter, seek advice from your esthetician or dermatologist.
Who is susceptible to ingrown hairs?
Folks who have curly or coarse pubic hair are often more susceptible to ingrowns and razor burn. Since curly hair forms a spiral, it is very likely to re-enter the skin as it bends and curls around. With this knowledge, you can take the steps necessary to exfoliate and know exactly how to care for your bikini area.
Aftercare steps to take after a wax
One of the most missed steps during waxing is proper aftercare. Aftercare is still part of your waxing appointment. It is the single most important thing you can do to hydrate and seal up those pores. If there’s one thing you can do to prevent ingrown hairs, it's to follow proper aftercare steps.
An esthetician’s advice
After your wax appointment, whether it’s a Brazilian wax or a touchup bikini wax, taking care of your skin can help reduce inflamed skin and keep irritated skin at bay. Plus, if you stay consistent with your sessions, you’ll notice your skin getting used to the routine.
What to avoid after waxing
After waxing, you'll want to avoid high heat temperatures like hot tubs or showers. Refrain from tanning, exercising and make sure to dress in loose fitting clothing. One of the most challenging aspects may be to not touch or scratch an itch post wax. Touching the area with unwashed hands in general is a big no no, and can leave you more susceptible to developing an infection.
Products to use after and between sessions
Being intentional with your post wax session means acknowledging that your skin is in a vulnerable state, and the best thing you can do for it is to give it a little extra tender love and care.
Knowing which products to use is the biggest part of the battle. And with a little dialing in, you’ll have the perfect routine to get you started.
Creams and moisturizers
Moisturizers are like the big hugs of the skincare industry. They’re the ones who will tuck you in and remind you that everything is going to be okay in the morning.
Using an organic blend of raw, cold pressed virgin coconut oil and tons of nutrients like omega fatty acids, our Whipped Coco Rose Moisturizer is your new best friend. Applying this moisturizer after exfoliating will help hydrate and soothe your freshly waxed skin.
Remember that exfoliants mean we’re saying goodbye to dead skin cells and dull appearance. We’re bidding big pores adieu and encouraging new growth and radiance. An external exfoliator made from organic almond meal, cacao and raw coconut oil is the deliciously fragrant exfoliator your heart desires. A few days after your wax, use our Cacao Chocolate Vagina Scrub to exfoliate your bikini area.
Keep a good skincare routine
Combining those moisturizers and exfoliants will prepare you for a safe healing and keep the healthier version of your skin growing strong and effortless. Keep an eye out for these items in a trio set, and if you’re curious about which products may suit your skin type, don’t hesitate to send us a message! We’re here to help answer any questions you have about our products.