If you also notice the appearance of small pimples or redness on your skin after waxing or shaving, the following tips can be of great help!
There are different hair removal methods to remove it. But if you are used to using a razor or waxing, you may have noticed the appearance of small pimples or cystic hairs. Fortunately, there are a number of tips to avoid these pimples, and here are some of them.
What exactly happens in the case of hair removal is that the hair follicle becomes blocked once the hair and its bulb have been removed: the hair no longer manages to come out and becomes embedded in the cavity. When the follicle becomes infected (something that happens often, especially in areas that are humid or subject to greater friction), this is when the area becomes swollen and red . This inflammation also usually causes the appearance of small pimples, sometimes with pus, and is called folliculitis .
Its causes can be diverse and its appearance occurs in both women and men (folliculitis is usually located in the beard in this case). So what can we do to prevent and combat folliculitis?
Rule number 1: don’t touch
Normally, a simple folliculitis that appears after shaving is not serious at all. However, if you want it to disappear as quickly as possible, you should avoid touching the area. So don’t try to pierce the pimples to try to remove pus or hair that has remained under the skin.
Doing so is likely to infect the area and eventually become even more inflamed. Instead, it is recommended to keep the folliculitis area clean and dry, exfoliate the skin with a body scrub, and let the hairs grow on their own.
In case of more serious folliculitis (if many pimples appear, if the inflammation does not disappear or if it is painful), it is advisable to consult a doctor. You may need a special ointment or antibiotics.
How can I avoid pimples after waxing or shaving?
The hair removal method you use can influence the development of folliculitis. With razors, it can occur more often because the hair is not pulled out by the roots, but is only cut flush with the skin. Thus, laser or pulsed light hair removal can contribute positively to preventing folliculitis. This hair removal technique consists of permanently removing hair.