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No one ever promised you that beauty wouldn't hurt, and sometimes you have to endure a little discomfort in your quest for glam. Any fashionista who waxes will tell you this. After you wax for hair removal, your sensitive skin will demand nurturing attention as it recovers. Take care of your skin after waxing to soothe it and then you can enjoy weeks of supple skin.
Press an icepack onto the waxing area if you notice swelling. The ice will soothe your skin and reduce swelling.
Spread hydrocortisone cream onto the waxed area to minimize redness and swelling. Slather the cream onto your waxed skin three or four times a day during the first and second days, if the skin is red and swollen.
Apply lotion several times a day to keep the skin soft and supple.
Avoid clothes that will rub on or constrict the waxed area right after you wax. Try to keep rubbing to a minimum or you may irritate the sensitive follicles.
Use a loofah sponge in the shower after waxing. Wait until any redness and swelling disappears and then use the loofah every day. Daily exfoliating is the key to minimizing ingrown hairs. When you rub the skin surface with the loofah you're removing dead skin cells, which will help prevent painful and unsightly ingrown hairs.
Redness, swelling and even tiny bumps are normal after waxing. Your skin should be back to normal within about a day.
If your skin doesn't return to normal after about a day, you may be sensitive to the waxing process. If waxing causes extreme pain and swelling, use a different hair-removal technique.