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Say Goodbye to Ingrown Hairs

Tips for Preventing Ingrown Hairs After Waxing: Embracing the 80/20 Rule


Waxing remains a favored method for achieving smooth, enduring hair removal results. Always bear in mind the 80/20 Rule. While your esthetician plays a pivotal role in the treatment room, comprising 20% of your experience, your aftercare routine holds the share at 80%. It's a symbiotic relationship where both elements work in sync to ensure optimal results.


Exfoliation methods

Yet, the possibility of ingrown hairs looms as a common drawback. These troublesome bumps arise when hair reverses course, growing back into the skin instead of outward. Fortunately, there's no need for alarm! By adopting appropriate techniques and precautions, you can reduce the likelihood of ingrown hairs and advantages of waxing without irritation. Here are some tips on how to prevent ingrown hairs:



1. **Exfoliate Regularly:**

Exfoliation is crucial both before and after waxing. By removing dead skin cells, you're not only ensuring that hairs can emerge freely but also reducing the likelihood of ingrown hairs. However, it's essential to strike a balance and not overdo it. Exfoliating too frequently can irritate the skin, especially after waxing when the skin may be more sensitive.

Following a regular exfoliation schedule of no more than twice a week is a good rule of thumb to prevent over-exfoliation and maintain skin health. Additionally, discontinuing the use of chemical exfoliants or any harsh topicals several days before waxing is a smart move. These products can make the skin more sensitive and prone to irritation during the waxing process.

A hair can grow sideways into skin after tweezing, shaving, or waxing. Read the blog to find out how to prevent ingrown hairs.

2. **Choose the Right Waxing Technique:**

Consider professional waxing services provided by an esthetician. They have the expertise to execute proper techniques, like gently pulling the skin tight when removing the wax strip. This method minimizes the risk of hair breakage and decreases the chances of ingrown hairs forming.


3. **Maintain Proper Hair Length:**

Ensure your hair is the optimal length for waxing, typically around 1/4 to 1/2 inch. If the hair is too short, the wax may not adhere properly, while overly long hair can increase discomfort during removal. Remember, this guideline is relevant if you're not regularly getting waxing services.


4. **Avoid Tight Clothing:**

After waxing, steer clear of tight clothing that can rub against the skin and exacerbate irritation. Loose, breathable fabrics allow the skin to breathe and reduce friction, lowering the risk of ingrown hairs.


5. **Moisturize Daily:**

Ensuring your skin stays hydrated is key to minimizing irritation and preventing ingrown hairs. Integrate a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer into your daily skincare regimen to keep your skin soft and smooth. Choose products that are non-comedogenic and feature calming ingredients such as aloe vera or chamomile, especially following waxing, to soothe and hydrate the skin effectively. Explore our intimate oil available in our shop today for added skincare benefits.


6. **Skip Harsh Chemicals:**

Refrain from using harsh skincare products, such as alcohol-based toners or heavily scented lotions, immediately after waxing. These can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause further irritation.


Ingrown Hair

7. **Consider Ingrown Hair Treatments:**

If ingrown hairs do occur, treat them promptly with specialized products containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid. These ingredients help exfoliate the skin and unclog pores, allowing trapped hairs to escape. Please see previous blog post on the appropriate ingrown hair treatments and how to treat hyperpigmentation.


8. **Practice Good Hygiene:**

Keep the waxed area clean to prevent bacterial infections, which can exacerbate ingrown hairs. Shower regularly and avoid touching the area with unwashed hands.


9. **Seek Professional Advice:**

If you experience persistent ingrown hairs or severe irritation after waxing, consult a dermatologist or esthetician for personalized advice and treatment options.




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With a little care and attention, you can say goodbye to ingrown hairs and hello to beautifully smooth skin. In conclusion, prioritizing proper skincare before and after waxing is essential for achieving smooth, irritation-free skin. From maintaining optimal hair length to using gentle moisturizers with soothing ingredients, every step plays a vital role in your skincare routine. Remember, consistency is key, so make these practices part of your regular skincare routine for best results. At CiBeauté Esthetics, we're committed to helping you achieve your skincare goals.


Visit us at 3510 Scotts Lane Philadelphia, PA 19129 to explore our wide range of products and receive personalized recommendations from our experts. Experience the difference in your skincare journey today! Book an appointment today!

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