Facial Hair Removal: 7 Tips to Reduce Pain
1 / Ice cubes
The cold is known for its anesthetic virtues, so before starting hair removal, we pass an ice cube on the area to be treated in order to desensitize it. You can also put several ice cubes in a washcloth for convenience. However, this method is not recommended for hot wax waxing because the difference in temperature between the two products can create burns.
2 / We choose his moment
The advice may seem primary and yet it is essential. Indeed, we avoid any session of hair removal during the period, it is at this time that our body is the most sensitive to pain. Doing it outside of menstruation helps to reduce the feeling of discomfort.
3 / Talc
For the face, apply talc with a cotton pad on the area to be depilated, which will have the effect of gripping the hair more easily and limit the pain. This technique also minimizes the redness and tightness of the skin while limiting the appearance of pimples during waxing.
4 / No coffee or alcohol
We apologize in advance for all addicted to caffeine, but unfortunately, the days of hair removal favors decaffeinated drinks. The stimulants present in the coffee increase our sensitivity. Ditto for alcohol that absorbs the hydration of our skin. Consequences ? Our hair will cling more to their dehydrated follicles. The blood is also more fluid, the network of blood vessels present at the root of the hair is more irrigated which makes the pain more noticeable when the latter is torn off. So we say yes to water, simply.
5 / Anesthetic cream
At extreme sensitivity, extreme remedy. If for you a session of hair removal is a real moment of torture then the use of an anesthetic cream is necessary. Some creams are available without a prescription, but it is best to seek the advice of a specialist.
6 / Pressure on the skin
This gesture is the basis of all beauty schools and for good reason it is simple but effective. At the level of the face, whether waxing, tweezers or wire, as soon as the hair is removed press hard enough on the area in question. The pressure exerted makes it possible to soothe the skin.
7 / The potato
It is a remedy of grandmother who has proven itself: the potato. The starch is cut in half and applied to the treated area. Made of 75% water and 20% starch, the potato offers a real natural poultice that immediately soothes inflammation.
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