Having a prone to acne sensitive skin can be challenging.
It not only makes the affected person to feel self-conscious about its appearance but it also complicates things.
Hair removal should be easy, even when talking about facial hair removal.
In theory it is simple.
For most women, removing facial hair is reduced to only choosing the device that would best serve her needs.
Some women want something that doesn’t involve pain and they choose shaving (a taboo option still) or hair removal creams. While others want something more long-lasting and they go for waxing or epilators.
After you’ve removed the hairs from the root and your skin is silky smooth that’s where my post-epilation tips come in.
When hair is removed from the root that’s usually when breakouts happen for a person that’s already prone to acne.
These tips also apply to women who have sensitive skin and want to avoid any potential irritation.
Tip 1: Get a Cleanser
If your breakouts or zits are few in number, usually a cleanser may help.
I’m the living proof for that. I use cold facial wax strips to remove my upper lip hair.
As a teenager, I experienced my fair share of zits. There wasn’t a week where one, two, three zits wouldn’t pop out.
As soon as I started using wax strips for my upper lip, the zits also appeared in that area a few days after. A friend advised me to use a facial cleanser and to moisturize after. It worked.
Nowadays, I use a cleanser to clean my face before going to sleep. Or whenever I feel my face dirty or oily. I never use the cleanser in the morning.
I use the cleanser as soon as I remove the wax residue. After that, I apply a moisturizer. Use whichever moisturizer you prefer, that’s for your skin type.
For me, that’s the successful recipe.
Tip 2: Calamine Solution + Aloe Vera Gel
If you have a really sensitive skin and at the same time one that’s prone to more than a couple zits per week, use this combination.
The calamine solution soothes the skin that has been either waxed or epilated with an epilator.
The aloe vera gel is known for reducing inflammation, heals the tissue, and it treats acne.
Both of these fight acne and calm the skin. That’s why this is a winning combination for post-epilation sensitive skin.
You can apply a moisturizer later on. I personally like the products from Avene but that’s just me. You can choose whatever moisturizer you like.
Tip 3: Get a Cleansing Brush
There are two types of cleansing brushes:
- cheap, meaning rotating ones
- and expensive, meaning pulsating/sonic ones
As you’ve probably guessed, people pro to acne or breakouts need the expensive cleansing brush, the one that deeply cleanses the skin through pulsations.
It’s the best way to exfoliate your face. Apply an acne clarifying cleanser that has salicylic acid, among ingredients and after that a moisturizer.
Tip 4: Use a Gentle Scrub
I want to place emphasis on the word gentle.
If you use too much force on a sensitive skin that suffers from acne, you’re going to make the matter worse.
Exfoliation is important. But in this situation, I recommend a gentle exfoliation. Totally relaxing. Twice a week should be more than enough. And before epilating or waxing.
Tip 5: Facial Masks
Consider using a facial mask.
There is a wide variety of facial masks that sooth and stimulate the skin.
The best thing is to look up for DIY recipes. Make sure to choose one that will match your skin type, whether is homemade or not.
Which are your post-epilation or post-waxing tips for keeping a clean skin, free of any annoying acne?