Preventing Bumps and Ingrown from Waxing

Waxing of the armpit

Getting bumps right after getting waxed is normal. You are forcefully removing hair from its follicles, which causes stress and friction on and around the skin. Most people that get Brazilian wax or any type of waxing done on their bodies usually develop bumps or even ingrown hairs right after the procedure.

Luckily, you can do a couple of things to speed up the healing of your bumps and ingrown after getting a Brazilian in Salt Lake City. Take note of the following:

Avoid Tight Clothes

One of the things you must prevent from doing after getting a wax is to wear tight-fitting clothes. You do not want to create more friction between your clothes and your skin, so make sure to wear loose clothes to make your irritated skin breathe a little. You can go back to wearing tight clothing after a day or two; just make sure to let the irritation die down a little.

Use Both a Cool and Warm Compress

If the area feels a little hot and you are feeling a burning sensation after undergoing the procedure, then you can try and calm it down by putting a cold compress. Run a clean washcloth over cold water and put it over the affected area for over 20 minutes.

If you are dealing with ingrown hair, you can use a warm compress instead. Grab a heating pad or a clean washcloth and dip it in hot water. Apply the pad or the washcloth on the affected area for about five minutes.

Do Not Pick or Pop the Bumps

Picking on or popping the bumps may be tempting, but you should avoid doing it at all costs. Picking or popping the bumps and ingrown will most likely lead to an infection, which might need further medical assistance, as doing so will introduce bacteria to your skin. Let the bumps and ingrown heal on its own and if it persists, consider going to your trusted doctor.

Avoid Lotion or Perfume

Your pores are pretty much open and irritated right after getting waxed, so you should steer clear of lotion, perfume, and other creams. Using these can irritate your sensitized skin and can lead to an infection. You can, however, apply an over-the-counter cortisone cream on the area that you just waxed to help reduce the inflammation.

Exfoliate Before Getting Waxed

After waxing

You should consider exfoliating your skin prior to waxing, as doing so will help smoothen its surface area. Exfoliation will also help remove dead skin cells and release embedded hair as well as prevent ingrown hairs from forming. You should not over-exfoliate, though, as doing so will just irritate the skin. Exfoliating for about twice to thrice per week is enough.

Always ask your waxing technician about pre- and post-care so you would not have anything to worry about. Listen to what they have to say and follow each one of them to prevent bumps and ingrown hairs from forming. It is better to be safe than sorry!