Anyone who has had a body waxing session before has likely experienced some sort of reaction. Whether it’s just slightly itchy skin that subsides in a few minutes or developing red bumps, everyone reacts different to body waxing. Red bumps after waxing are typically compared to razor burn after shaving, and will go away on their own after the skin has had several minutes or a couple of hours to recover. However, there are some preventative measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of these red bumps developing to begin with. Here are some things to consider in this regard.
Exfoliate Prior To Your Waxing Session
When you go to the salon for a men’s waxing appointment, it’s important to have clean skin. Removing dead skin cells, oils, dirt and grime from the skin prior to your body waxing session will make it more effective and reduce the risk of skin irritation afterward. The best way to do this is to lightly exfoliate the skin to clear it out and make the wax more effective. If your skin has bacteria on it, the chances of developing red bumps or other skin irritations will increase.
Apply Products To The Skin After Waxing
The waxing professional you work with may recommend applying a cream to help clear up any red bumps quicker, if you’re prone to getting them. Usually an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream is sufficient enough to reduce the itchiness and irritation and help the red bumps disappear quicker. While it’s important to protect your skin anyway immediately after a body waxing session, it’s also important to address any irritations right away to prevent other problems from occurring.
Only Go To Reputable Waxing Salons
Your chances of developing red bumps after waxing will increase if you try DIY waxing or visit the cheapest salon you can find. The most reputable waxing salons will take safety and sanitation seriously, which combine to create the best environment for men’s waxing. The way the wax is applied, as well as the type of wax used, makes a big difference in how your skin reacts after a waxing session.
Waxing 4 Men is known as one of the best salons for male waxing in San Francisco. We strive to ensure every customer leaves our salon feeling comfortable in their skin and won’t have to deal with any side effects. While everyone reacts differently to waxing sessions, the vast majority of our customers never have to deal with red bumps or other irritations. We take the time to prepare the skin properly and use the best techniques to create the most comfortable experience. To learn more about our salon and to schedule an appointment, contact us today.