(Closed) First Brazilian- Aftercare Tips??

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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1450 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Other than exfoliating, I don’t know what else to do to prevent ingrowns.  Some people swear by tend skin or similar product.  I personally haven’t found anything that really works for me.

The sugar scrub is a good idea; you can make one yourself with olive oil and table sugar.  If you need it to smell good you can add a couple drops of scented essential oil.

Post # 4
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77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

exfoliate that area like crazy! Since it’s your first time the skin there may have layers of dead skin cells that would block pores and causes ingrows… and ingrows hurts!

Post # 5
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3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BeckyS0:  I’m a waxer! 🙂 I always have my clients use TendSkin in between appointments. If little strays crop up before your next appointment, feel free to tweeze them out. If you intend to keep waxing, DON”T shave! It will disrupt your growth cycles.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Sapphire-Dreamer:  It’s a liquid exfoliant. You can use it anywhere (externally) on your body to prevent ingrown hairs! Men can use it on their faces/necks too!

 

 

 

 @BeckyS0:  I would recommend putting it on a cotton pad. Less mess that way 🙂

ETA: I would wait a couple days before you exfoliate. Just take my word for it.

Post # 9
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1450 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@BeckyS0:  2:1 or 3:1 ratio of sugar to oil (olive, coconut, almond are good ones to start with) is about right.  Add whatever essential oil and you’re ready to go.  I’ve used table sugar before, but the coarse “raw” sugar will make a rougher scrub.

I’d wait at least a day before exfoliating if you’re still feeling tender.

I’ve always used a cotton ball with the after wax balms and Tend Skin.

@Sapphire-Dreamer:  Tend Skin is kind of like aftershave for waxing (and even for shaving).  It’s supposed to calm inflammation and prevent ingrowns.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

I’d wait a while before exfoliating! Especially After your first one. I’d wait until you’re not tender anymore than wait one more day. I always get an “itchy” stage about 4-5 days after, and that’s how I know it’s time to start exfoliating. I used to get ingrowns really bad (like pock-marked thigh scars, bad) and my doctor told me to use an exfoliating glove and ‘tersaseptic’ which is an antibacterial soap. It really helps! But I’ve never tried tendskin, might have to give that a go!

Post # 13
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1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@BeckyS0:  Sounds like she took great care of you! I don’t know if you got them…ahem…backdoor waxed, but stay away from thongs if you have. I am also prone to ingrowns, so I wear seamless/non lace panties for a few days post wax. I don’t use tend skin, I just exfoliate with something that has salicylic acid in it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I used to wax all the time!! Dw, it gets easier, like pps have said, exfoliate.. Aloe vera is supposed to help too (:…i get my vajayjay lasered now. Its hurts like a b!tch but by God its awesome

 

 

Post # 16
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640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@BeckyS0:  every 4-6 weeks. After my first treatment i was like hell no am i going back!! (Had purchased a groupon for 12 months so i kinda had to) glad i did tho, so much smoother and lighter compared to how it was when all the shaving and waxing i used to do. But yeah laser gets easier too. I love it and recommend it (:

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