This is part of the random topics that I usually forget to address on the blog. Let’s rectify that with this article!
Body maintenance is not the most glamorous topic. However, when you’re riddled with those pesky ingrown hairs and red marks (back of the thighs, anyone?), all of a sudden, it becomes much more interesting. Today, I’m going to talk about my post-waxing routine.
1- Preventing ingrown hairs
Unsurprisingly, exfoliation is key here. I find chemical exfoliation more effective, so I like using acid toners for this step. At the moment, I’m using the Pixi Glow tonic (it’s too harsh for my face but works fine for the body). I just swipe a cotton pad soaked with the lotion on the waxed areas (it tingles a bit). I tend to do that two to three days in a row after waxing. As a result, I’ve noticed much less ingrown hairs. Woohoo!
2- Soothing the skin
After waxing, my skin can become irritated and red. To combat that, I’ve been using a repairing cream to soothe the skin and accelerate the healing process. I love the La Roche Posay Cicaplast balm B5 for this. It’s a multi-use balm that has been formulated to treat and soothe damaged, dry and sensitive skin. It has the texture of a lotion and penetrates quickly into the skin. It’s a beauty cabinet staple.
For general maintenance, I haven’t found anything better than retinol. It helps to maintain smooth and blemish-free skin by working on skin texture and discoloration. I’m using the Deciem Retin-oil. I like this oil: it’s easy to dispense and absorbs quickly into the skin. It’s the best to refine skin texture.
I find this 3-step approach effective for diminishing blemishes, marks and ingrown hairs on the body. The products are easy to use and the whole process doesn’t take much time. Ease, speed and effectiveness, it’s everything I’m looking for when it comes to body care!