We all know that there are ways to get through a waxing treatment that help to minimise any pain and discomfort. However, post waxing can also cause discomfort in the form of ingrown hairs and skin irritation. Here are some tips and tricks to reduce irritation, prevent pesky ingrown hairs and have an irritation free waxing experience.
Our Harley After Care products are specifically designed to reduce the chances of irritation and leaves your skin at its smooth, confident best!
Make sure there is plenty of hair growth for a great waxing experience
You need to make sure there is a decent length to the hair you want to wax. Why? Because you will increase the risk of ingrown hairs if your hair is too short (learn the facts in our ingrown hairs blog here). Harley Waxing products are designed to work on the minimum regrowth. However we do highly recommend at least 1 inch of hair for optimum results from your waxing experience.
Use a scrub, a cleanser and an oil before waxing to clear those pores. In order to prepare the skin before the wax. They all have a slightly different role:
- Scrub – a great exfoliator like the Harley Pomegr.anate Fruit Scrub will remove any dead skin cells and lift trapped hairs, ensuring a smooth finish and prevent ingrown hairs.
- Cleanser and Toner – it is important to make use of a cleanser and toner prior to a wax application. Harley Waxing Cleanser & Toner acts in two stages. Firstly, it emulsifies dirt and oil embedded into the skin. Secondly, it re-balances the skins PH levels.
- Pre Waxing Oil – Oils enable the wax to shrink wrap to the hair and not the skin. Harley Waxing Pre-Wax Oil reduces the pull on the skin, thus reducing the pain, redness and lowers the possibility of any in-growing hairs.
Prevent or treat ingrown hairs
Science has moved a long way since the days of using a refrigerated moisturiser post-wax. Our latest favourite at Harley Waxing is the new Ingrown Hair Solution. It’s designed to be used as often as you feel, until any redness and bumps have disappeared.
The point of a solution like this is to soothe inflamed skin, whilst also reducing the build-up of dead skin cells. When pores are blocked, short hairs can become quickly ingrown which can be painful and unsightly. Arnica and Allantoin in the product help heal the skin quickly and get that smooth result that waxing fans love.
Get into good habits
There are a few things that are really important after a waxing treatment, that don’t involve any products at all – just good habits!
First of all, keep your waxed skin clean, fresh and moisturised after your waxing experience. This is especially important after exercise, when dirt and dead skin cells can block pores and lead to ingrown hairs. If this happens, treat it with the Ingrown Hair Solution until it clears.
The other essential habit is to stay out of the sun afterwards! That includes sunbeds (which are a no-no in any circumstance for skin safety) and also any self-tanning products. Anything that risks increasing redness and sweating will also increase post-wax irritation. When it’s safe to go back outside after a couple of days, opt for a high-UVA and UVB sun cream to protect the skin – and cleanse thoroughly afterwards.
Forget about ingrown hairs and irritation after waxing. With the right products, and a little bit of self-care. There’s no reason for any discomfort or redness to spoil the look and feel of the skin after a wax treatment. If you have any questions about how any of our Harley Waxing products can be used together for a great waxing experience, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.