How to Avoid Red Bumps Caused by Waxing

Women wax almost every part of their bodies. Hands, legs, underarms and bikini areas are the most common parts of the body that are waxed. There are various options to waxing like shaving but these are only temporary solutions. Waxing offers relief from hair for a longer period but it creates red bumps on the skin. If you depend on waxing to get rid of the unwanted hair on your body then you know exactly what I am talking about. Fortunately there are several ways to prevent this from happening.

Before you start waxing you need to wash the part of your body with warm water and soap. The warm water opens your pores and helps to eliminate the hair faster. The soap will get rid of oils from your skin. Washing your skin will also get rid of any dirt on the surface of the skin that may get into the hair follicles after waxing.

Waxing in the direction opposite the growth of the hair allows removal of hair with ease. Pull the wax strips with a single stroke and do it quickly to eliminate the hair. A quick stroke will also prevent bumps on your skin.

Use a cream with salicylic acid after you wax. This product is found in all acne medications and it helps to prevent red marks and spots from forming bumps on your skin.

48hours after you wax your body you need to exfoliate that part of your body. You can use sugar to exfoliate your skin or even use a loofah to get rid of the dead skin cells. This will help to get rid of any red spots on your skin.

Essential oils used in aromatherapy treatments also help to get rid of red bumps caused by waxing. Blend equal parts of lavender tea tree oil and add this to almond or olive oil. Massage this oil on the part of your body that you have recently waxed. Do this daily for a week after you have waxed. This treatment will prevent infections and also reduces bumps on the skin.

Do not wear tight fitting clothes immediately after waxing. This will create friction and may cause skin irritation that may lead to an infection if the skin breaks. Wearing loose clothes will prevent skin damage and will also prevent an infection.