Hair removal has become part of everyone’s personal grooming routine but, for some men and women with sensitive skin, it can be agonizing. In this post we’ll share some suggestions on how to make shaving or waxing more bearable and discuss a critical, but often overlooked, step in the process: aftercare.
Shaving is probably the most efficient way to remove unwanted hair, but razors create a great deal of friction, scraping and nicking your delicate skin. There are, however, several things you can do to minimize inflammation and redness; for example, improving your technique, always shaving with sharp blades, only using the very best shaving gels and creams, and always gently patting your skin dry. If you’ve already adopted all of these practices, but every stroke still feels like torture, there’s likely a simple explanation: you’ve got genuinely sensitive skin. While the cause may be genetic, it may also be the result of skin conditions like eczema or rosacea. To make shaving more pleasant, you may need to address the underlying issue first with the help of a dermatologist.
While waxing can be a quick, semi-permanent way to remove unwanted hair from just about any part of the body, it has a big drawback: it hurts. And if you’re one of the many people with sensitive skin, traditional strip waxing can be downright traumatic. For a less painful alternative, you may want to consider strip-less or hard waxing. This technique involves a thick application of hot wax which is then allowed to cool and harden. This allows for easier removal, which means less skin irritation and inflammation.
Regardless of whether you prefer shaving or waxing, for individuals with sensitive skin, the most important step in the hair removal process is aftercare. Traditionally, this involved the application of heavily perfumed aftershaves but, as anyone who has used these products can attest, they don’t seem to do much other than create an intense burning sensation. That’s because these tonics, which are full of alcohol and other chemicals, are intended to kill germs and bacteria that may have penetrated your pores, not to soothe and calm suffering skin.
If you want to quickly reduce redness without stinging, while hydrating and smoothing irritated skin, it’s best to apply a gentle, natural product that is specifically designed to treat the unique problems caused by shaving and waxing. Rostoplasc has just the thing, offering both an aftershave ointment and an afterwax cream that are 100% guaranteed to provide immediate relief. Try them today!