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At-Home Hair Removal Tips To Follow During The Lockdown

Some At-Home Hair Removal Tips To Follow During The Lockdown

With the lockdown has been in effect for more than a month, it’s natural for you to want to explore methods to take care of your body hair. If you’re someone who’s more accustomed to waxing or has been undergoing laser hair removal (and are in-between sessions), it’s important to note that you can’t simply run a razor across your limbs and call it a day!

There’s a ton of prep-work and after-care that you should keep in mind to ensure that your skin and hair both don’t suffer. Here’s everything you need to know:

Start With A Clean Slate - A Must!

One of the most important hair removal tips that you must remember is that you need to cleanse your skin before removing those unwanted hairs. This holds true not only for your face, but also for your limbs, underarms and even the groin area. Use a mild cleanser (such as Cetaphil) to make sure there’s no dirt or bacteria in the area before you start the hair removal process.

Exfoliate Dead Cells Around The Follicles!

If you’ve shaved in the past, you may have noticed that you sometimes have to go over the same area multiple times as the hair just isn’t coming off.

Experienced it, right?

This often happens when there are too many dead skin cells crowding around the hair follicles. This is why it is important to exfoliate your skin before you remove the hair.

[For exfoliating your face, especially, be gentle always! Try using gentle toner or serums.]

Follow These Directions To The T!

There are many different hair removal techniques that you can use during the lockdown. With each technique, there are a few pertinent guidelines to keep in mind to ensure the best results. Some of them are as follows:

  • If you are planning on using an at-home waxing kit, remember to dust a light powder across your skin before you start. This is because waxing is the most effective on parchment-dry skin, and powder helps keep moisture at bay.

  • If you are planning on shaving, wet your skin liberally and use a slick soap or shaving cream to ensure the future hair growth does not make your skin itchy. Using soap also helps prevent hair from getting clogged in the razor. 

  • If you are planning on using a hair removal cream, start by conducting a patch test. This will help you determine whether or not you are allergic to the ingredients, which can also help you prevent a rash or harmful reaction. Do not let the product sit on your skin for longer than what’s stated in the instructions, as overexposure to the chemicals may harm your skin. Hair removal creams are not intended for pubic hair, so you may have to resort to shaving if that is your intended use.

Offer Your Skin Some After-Care!

Think your work is over once all the hair is gone? Think again! You must take care of your skin to ensure it is healthy and soft after the hair removal technique is over. Make sure that you use a moisturizer, preferably something with Vitamin E or Aloe Vera to soothe your skin. This can help prevent irritation and infections.

Find hair removal super annoying? Don’t worry. Once the lockdown is over, all you need to do is visit a dermatologist and book a laser hair removal session to kiss those unwanted hair follicles goodbye forever! 


[P.S - Patch testing is a must to see whether a particular substance is causing allergic skin inflammation. It is common that the patch tests detect delayed allergic reactions too. So if, in case, you think you are facing any skin problem or allergy then it is advised to visit a dermatologist to avoid any future complications.]

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