Epilation Guide (5 of 5)
Now that you’ve removed unwanted hair and have achieved the smooth and silky look you want, it’s important to nourish your skin. Aftercare is a must after permanent hair removal. Properly moisturizing and protecting the skin can prevent dark spots and treat any blemishes that may have formed on the skin during the hair removal process.
One of the first things you should do is cover all areas that have undergone hair removal with a sunscreen, even if you’re not going outside right away. Your skin will be very sensitive to light after you use the epilator. The skin also darkens quickly after permanent hair removal. So, if you have very sensitive skin or already have a dark complexion, sunscreen is especially important. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. If you want to learn more about skin care click here.
You should also apply a skin soothing cream to your skin after using the epilator. This can prevent bumps and redness, and takes away the stinging sensation you may feel. Applying an ice pack to your skin can be helpful as well. The ice numbs the area to reduce any pain and discomfort you may feel. The cream usually works within a few minutes, and the ice packs are especially effective if you apply new ice every 10 minutes or so.
If you see any marks or boils on your skin after the permanent hair removal, contact your doctor right away. While it is normal to have some stinging and small dark spots afterwards, if you develop large sores or scars, you should treat these immediately. Describe your wound to the doctor, and the physician will likely instruct you on how to treat it over the phone. A serious wound could be an indication of infection, and is more likely to occur on very sensitive skin. Apply an antibacterial cream to the wound and cover it with a bandage. If the boil doesn’t heal in a few days, go to your doctor to see if additional treatment is necessary.
Apply all-natural aloe vera gel to your skin after permanent hair removal. This helps to soothe itching and redness and can help to lighten any dark spots. Keep in mind that the redness and irritation can last anywhere from three hours to three days, so don’t panic if you’re still a little sore the next day.
Finally, remember not to get into a hot tub or Jacuzzi for at least 24 hours after using your epilator. The pressure and heat of the water can irritate your skin and cause ingrown hairs. When you take a bath or a shower, make sure the water is room temperature or cool to avoid skin irritation. And, don’t wear tight clothing, or clothes made from itchy material.
While you may not see the exact results you want right away, you’ll definitely start to notice an improvement in your skin a day or two after your permanent hair removal. Continue to care for your skin by moisturizing well and bathing in cool water, and you’ll be even more satisfied with the results.
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