Things That Go Wrong When Removing Hair and How to Fix Them

Things That Go Wrong When Removing Hair and How to Fix Them

Hair removal

For a long time now, especially since the media started portraying hairless women as the epitome of beauty, hair removal has become a popular choice for many ladies. Many women feel more confident and beautiful when their body and facial hair is gone, while some are perfectly comfortable with how Nature truly intended us to be.

But, if you happen to choose hair removal, you should know about a few things to avoid messing it up and not getting the desired results.

But first, do you really need to remove your hair?

There is some belief out there that hair removal is a hygiene need and you must do it to remain clean. This is absolutely not true. Even though dense hair may trap more dirt, it’s easily washed off with soap and water.

But, while there is no real need to remove hair, some people may still choose to do it for the following reasons:

  • It makes them feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin
  • Increasing more friction and contact during sex
  • A personal sense of cleanliness or hygiene
  • Hair may be removed to aid more precision during surgeries
  • For working in the limelight because media still requires hairlessness

Things that can go wrong when removing BODY hair

So, whatever your reasons are for removing hair are, be mindful of some things that can go wrong and how to fix them.

  • Leaving out skin prep - It is extremely important to prep your skin first before attempting to remove hair. Different removal techniques require different prepping. Like, for shaving, you should always make sure to clean your skin and moisturize well before attempting to shave. And, if you choose to wax, thoroughly clean your legs and rid them of any moisturizers or oils you may have applied before. The skin needs to be healthily dry for better results.
  • Not exfoliating the skin before attempting hair removal - Exfoliation is a very important step, especially for people who suffer from ingrown hairs. People with sensitive skin tend to have more ingrown hair. These are hair that grows under a layer of skin, trapping dirt, oil and hair simultaneously under the layer. This can sometimes get inflamed due to bacterial buildup and can cause irritation and pain apart from giving your legs a strawberry-like appearance that a lot of people find unpleasant. Exfoliate with a good scrub to remove dead skin buildup and bring the hair out so that removal is more efficient.
  • Waxing around your period - Due to hormonal fluctuations, your skin tends to be more sensitive just before or after your period. This can make waxing more painful than it generally should be. Avoid these times and choose to wax at other times in your cycle.
  • Not using wax strips made for sensitive skin - Different skin types have different waxing needs. For sensitive skin, it is very important to choose a wax strip that is made of natural ingredients that are super gentle on your skin. Try the Carmesi Natural Wax Strips that are made with 94.16% natural wax which makes sure you have a gentle and rash-free waxing experience.
  • Pulling in the direction of hair growth - For waxing to be most effective, you should always pull against the direction of hair growth so that the hair comes out in one go and you don’t have to worry about any remaining hair parts left behind in the pore.
  • Only washing with water - Wax is a sticky substance that needs oil to be dissolved and removed from the skin. Plain water and even soap are not enough to get rid of the entire wax residue, let alone the stickiness. Always use an oiled wipe that, like the Soothing and Moisturizing Post-Wax Wipes that come with the Carmesi Natural Wax Strips.
  • Leaving the skin un-moisturized after removing hair - Many people simply remove the wax residue and are done with it. Make sure to moisturize your skin after wax so as to leave it nourished and soothed after the general trauma of waxing.

Things that can go wrong when removing FACIAL hair

Many people choose to wax or thread their face as their preferred hair removal method, but a lot of you can find your skin reacting negatively to these methods. This is because the skin of your face is extra sensitive and may react to the trauma.

Shaving is becoming a popular hair removal choice among women as they bust myths surrounding the technique and figure out how easy and effective it is while being the most painless and hassle-free technique.

But, like body hair removal, you must make sure to know everything that can go wrong and how to fix it.

  • Not prepping your skin first - It is also very important to prepare your facial skin before attempting to remove hair. For waxing or threading, clean your face thoroughly and use a powder to keep the area dry. If you opt for facial shaving, make sure your skin is clean and moisturized, preferably with aloe vera gel for the best experience.
  • Using a blade that’s too sharp or too dull - A blade that’s too dull can be quite ineffective at removing the hair completely and you may need to rub the same area multiple times, creating more trauma. On the other hand, if you use a blade that’s too sharp, you are more likely to cut yourself while shaving. Try the Carmesi Facial Razor for Women, which has the perfect blade for quick and efficient hair removal while ensuring zero cuts. Also, the zig-zag pattern of the blade makes hair removal more effective.
  • Using wax strips that are not meant for facial hair removal - If you choose to wax your face, make sure to select a wax strip that is specially designed for facial hair waxing. Never use general waxing strips to remove facial hair, else you risk cuts and rashes that can be very painful and unwanted.
  • Shaving against the direction of hair growth - For shaving, it is essential to shave in the direction of the hair growth for safe and gentle hair removal. If you shave against the direction of growth, you risk irritating the skin and causing rashes.
  • Leaving your skin un-moisturized after shaving - It is very important to make sure you have cleaned and moisturize your face thoroughly after shaving so as to leave the skin soothed and irritation-free while restoring moisture that may have been stripped during shaving.

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