After you come into Elite Image Studio for our sugar waxing service, you will be left with bare, smooth, beautiful skin. However, as anyone who has removed hair before knows, you run the risk of developing ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are small red bumps that are sometimes painful. They happen when a hair gets clogged inside its follicle and grows into the skin. They are unsightly and unpleasant, so it is understandable why you would want to avoid them. Here are some tips for how you can avoid developing ingrown hairs after your sugar waxing:

Exfoliating scrub

Exfoliation is the most effective method for preventing ingrown hairs. Exfoliating removes dead skin, debris, and oil from your skin which can cause ingrown hairs. Fortunately, sugar waxing naturally exfoliates your skin. However, it is still a good idea to exfoliate the day before your treatment to ensure the smoothest skin possible. Do not exfoliate right after your treatment, as this will irritate the skin.

Salicylic acid

Salicylic acid is a common ingredient in many acne medications. It works to reduce redness and remove dead skin. Many lotions and body washes come with salicylic acid, so do some research and find one that meets your needs.

Avoid certain activities after waxing

If you have ever been sugar waxed before, you may have been curious as to why your aesthetician told you to avoid working out, going into a pool, or tanning for 24 hours after your session. The reason is to prevent ingrown hairs. Right after you are sugar waxed, your skin is very sensitive to heat and friction and your pores are open. This makes you more vulnerable to infection. Avoid these activities to prevent ingrown hairs.

When you want to try sugar waxing, there is no better choice than Elite Image Studio in Highlands Ranch. Contact us today.