More and more women these days are opting for facial hair removal, such as threading, waxing and even shaving. Women of all ethnicities have to deal with hair on their faces, from the finest white hairs which grow on chins to darker hairs on the top lip or sideburns, and everyone seems happier than ever to talk about it, which we LOVE. There are several problems which can arise after removing hair from your face, so we thought we’d take a look at them, as well as some solutions which may help.
Ingrown hairs are a problem that almost everyone will have to deal with at some point or another if they’re removing hair. They’re caused by hairs growing back on themselves and becoming embedded under the skin, and they sometimes look like white heads. Exfoliating is a good way to avoid ingrown hairs as it removes dead skin cells which may be plugging up your follicles, so using the Dermalogica Exfoliating Face Brush before removing hair will really help.
There’s nothing more annoying than getting rid of hairs, only to feel like they’re growing back again after just a day or two, but unless you opt for something more permanent like laser removal, regrowth will always be a factor. Decleor Post-Wax Double Action Gel can be used after all methods of hair removal and contains ingredients which will actually slow down hair regrowth, reducing the amount of hair removal you need to do.
Although it’s a necessary evil, hair removal can leave our skin looking red and feeling sore and sensitive. The combination of scarping or pulling of the skin and the stripping of essential oils from the area can be uncomfortable, so treating the area with Decleor Rose D’Orient Soothing Oil Serum, post-hair removal is a great way to soothe and repair your skin.
Many women report problems with spots especially after waxing, and this can be doubly annoying when you’ve just made your face smooth and hair-free. Dermalogica Emergency Spot Fix is a topical treatment which is potent enough to start working on spots as soon as you apply it. Smooth some onto your blemish as soon as you feel it forming, and it’ll stop it in its tracks.
As we mentioned above, hair removal has a tendency to strip away the natural oils that the skin produces, which means that your face could end up feeling parched afterwards, especially if you had dry skin to begin with. Elemis Daily Moisture Boost may be from the mens range, but this is precisely why we recommend it, as it’s developed for use after shaving. It will give the skin back some much needed moisture and protect the skin against free radicals and other nasties.