How to survive shaving and waxing without any irritation, naturally. With a few expert-approved tips, you can avoid common hair removal pitfalls such as irritation, ingrown hairs, inflammation, razor burn, etc.
Before Shaving or Waxing
- Even though it is very important, most people do not pay enough attention to prepare their skin between and before hair removal. Prepping skin with a good cleanser is essential. Since hair removal exposes pores, using a purifying cleanser will not only soften hair but will also remove any debris that can and will clog your pores, or may cause inflammation.
Wax ‘N Shave™ Deep Cleanser – a purifying and anti-inflammatory cleansing concentrate that softens and removes dead skin cells and reduces skin irritation on face and body.
- As part of the preparation, a gentle exfoliant will give skin a fighting chance against hair removal woes. It primes the skin by removing dead skin cells and giving the hair removal process the cleanest slate possible. It also keeps your skin soft and smooth.
NOTE: Usually, exfoliation is recommended 1- 2 days prior to a wax or laser service normally not the day of service. Exfoliation helps wax grab hair and not skin, but it can also leave skin more sensitive. Should you need to exfoliate directly prior to the service use a very gentle scrub lightly and without pressure.
Wax ‘N Shave™ Gentle Scrub – a vitalizing and soothing micro polish for face and body that removes dead skin cells to create visibly brighter skin and primes the skin for hair removal.
After Shaving or Waxing
- Post-treatment best advice: Balanced skin microbiomes! Just like your gut, skin plays host to an array of bacteria. As some of these are unwanted bacteria, it’s important to keep those microbiomes balanced with “good” bacteria for healthy skin. Hair removal can dramatically disrupt the skin’s microbiomes, which would then lead to irritation, inflammation, bumps, and can even accelerate skin aging. Immediately after hair removal and between sessions use a serum that contains probiotics. This will not only soothe your skin but will also restore its composition of microbiomes.
Wax ‘N Shave™ Relief Serum – a soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory vitalizing serum for face and body with astringent and brightening effects that maintains a healthy balance of the skin’s microbiome due to its probiotic content.
- Hydrate! Dry and flaky skin is not attractive, and it can also cause discomfort during hair removal. Use a hydrating moisturizer and body lotion that will nourish but also soothe your skin after hair removal and between treatments. This will also help to reduce inflammation, redness or irritation. Best if you choose a moisturizer enriched with Hyaluronic Acid that is light weight but plumps the skin from the inside out while minimizes moisture evaporation. This will give your skin that glowing look.
Wax ‘N Shave™ Soothing Moisturizer – a hydrating daily moisturizer with hyaluronic acid that decreases skin sensitivity, redness, irritation and inflammation, and creates visibly softer looking skin.
Wax ‘N Shave™ Soothing Body Lotion – a hydrating daily lotion that decreases skin sensitivity, redness, irritation and inflammation, and creates visibly softer looking skin.
ilike organic skin care’s Wax ‘N Shave™ Collection for pre & post hair removal is clinically proven* to dramatically and immediately reduce sensitivity and redness up to 96% and folliculitis up to 92% while moisturizing, soothing and healing the skin with each treatment.