Waxing constitutes nearly 80% of all studio skincare. It is usually annoying and often painful.
But the worst of it comes afterward.
The concerns are twofold. First off, there will be tenderness and even inflammation that can last for days. Second, ingrown hairs will develop and lead to more discomfort.
The studio often suggests and sends home a vial of salicylic acid to exfoliate the waxed area in the hope this will prevent ingrown hair formation. The notion is that by exfoliating the area the hard surface of repairing skin will not form and the emerging hair follicle will not be helpless to break through that surface.
The problem with that approach is that salicylic acid applied to tender skin is apt to be very uncomfortable and worse, can lead to inflammation and chronic itching. The other problem is the same salicylic acid PROMOTES the rapid formation of surface cells which often come in fragmented, the proteins formless and a kind of gristle occurs at the micro level. Ingrown hairs can quickly get the upper hand.
To keep the skin surface soft, do not exfoliate with anything. Use FACE & BODY BAR or 302 CLEANSER Rinse, leave affected area wet and apply a smidgen of REMEDY mixed with MOISTURIZING DROPS and smooth in.