Experts say that activities such as running, cycling, elliptical exercises and so on can cause friction on sensitive areas. Add to this contact with tight athletic leggings or shorts, synthetic fabric and salty sweat and you have irritation. The upshot is simple: abstain from working out for a day or two, or opt for less strenuous activity and loose-fitting sportswear.
Traditionally, Western women, unlike Eastern women, did not remove excess body hair, including in the intimate area. But the rapidly changing fashion of the 20th and 21st centuries has forced women to rethink their habits and break with tradition. Outfits were becoming more and more revealing, and swimsuits were becoming more and more revealing. To avoid showing off on the beach with tufts of hair sticking out from under bikinis, girls began to remove unnecessary vegetation.
At first, it was a good style to shave hairs along the lingerie line, then intimate hairstyles became fashionable, and finally, complete removal of hair in the intimate area became topical. Now this option is the most popular: smooth skin in the genital area is hygienic, aesthetic and comfortable.
/ Properly prepare for the procedure
Take a bath or shower before shaving. the water will soften the hairs and skin. If you are going to use wax, before the procedure do not apply cream, lotion, or oil to the bikini area, so as not to wax affects the adhesion of the wax to the skin.
You’ll need to prepare not only your skin, but also your hair. Before the depilation session trim them to the length not more than 4-5 cm, but not less than 1-2 cm. Only use sharp scissors. Before the laser hair removal session it is recommended to shave the hair follicles, and not to pull out hair for a month before the procedure, because the target of the laser is the hair follicles. Also it is necessary to refrain from tanning in order not to provoke a burn.
Care after epilation bikini zone
The delicate skin in the intimate zone requires proper care, which will allow it to recover after epilation. Therefore, after the hair removal session it is necessary to adhere to the following rules:
- After epilating the skin, it is treated with soothing lotion, chamomile infusion or solution of furacilin. For skin that is too sensitive, panthenol-based creams or sprays can be used for 23 days after the procedure to soften the dermis and reduce discomfort.
- Some time after epilation is undesirable to wear too tight clothing to prevent friction fabrics on the ruptured skin in the bikini zone.
- Within a day after the procedure, you should avoid visiting a sauna or bath, otherwise there is a high probability of infection of the skin in the area of its damage. Avoiding the use of tanning beds is also recommended.
- Peeling can be used on the second-third day after waxing of the bikini zone. Thanks to its use, the skin is not thickened, and hair grows freely without growing into the epidermis. If a hair does ingrown, you need to steamed skin and remove it with tweezers.
The amount of subcutaneous fat in the intimate area decreases with age. This leads to a reduction in the size of the large labia, the tissues become flabby, flabby.
To restore the volume such techniques as lipofilling (replenishment of volume by the patient’s own fat cells) or contouring with gels based on stabilized hyaluronic acid can be used. In both cases the volume is restored, the tissues become dense, firm and juicy.
How to shave a bikini zone without irritation
Today there are many ways to remove hair by tweezers. Even the procedure itself can be divided into several options. depilation and waxing. Depilation is hair removal that, in addition to the length of the hair itself, also removes the subcutaneous part of the hair. Thus, the hair stops growing in this treated area. Epilation is hair removal, which does not affect the hair follicles, leaving them deep in the skin. This kind of hair removal is less durable. Therefore, most girls in a few years already tired of constantly taking care of the bikini zone, and they prefer to get rid of hair permanently by depilation.
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Depilation is done only in salons, as it is impossible to get rid of the subcutaneous part of the hair at home. But there are so many products for hair removal in stores now, that it can safely be done at home.
Shaving is the oldest method. But the cheapest and most understandable. In addition, there are no contraindications for pregnant women. The biggest disadvantage of this effect on the hair is irritation from improper shaving. And when removing hair in the deep bikini zone it is very difficult to work with a razor. Better to give up on this idea.
Lotions and creams. a relatively simple way. The appropriate product is very easy to choose for your purse. Many creams are designed for sensitive skin. Also, some of them contain components that somewhat slow down hair growth. It is best to test for allergies before use.
Waxing. so the salons call waxing. Some suggest that this method was used by Cleopatra herself. The main disadvantage of this procedure is painful sensations. Girls with an inflated threshold of pain will be very difficult to endure all the “torture”. But, the wax guarantees the cleanest hair removal than any other means.
Electric hair removal. the procedure is only performed in salons. It is even more painful than waxing. But you can get rid of hair once and for all. In addition, there are no restrictions due to the color of skin or hair. It is worth noting that the cost of this procedure is quite large.
Contraindications to laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is not suitable for everybody, even if it is very effective. Not recommended if there are any health-related contraindications.
Diseases and restrictions, in the presence of which laser hair removal of the legs is not allowed:
The acute phase of diabetes mellitus. In this condition the carbohydrate metabolism is disturbed, which leads to ulcerations and wounds. over, in diabetes the regeneration of the epidermis is much slower.
Taking antibacterial medication. The procedure is allowed only after 2 weeks after the end of the course of treatment.
Hormonal therapy. During this period it is possible not to receive the desired effect, as hormones have a strengthening effect and accelerate hair growth.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. In this condition the hormonal background of a woman changes, and therefore epilation will be ineffective. The procedure can be performed at the end of lactation.
Infectious or viral skin diseases of the feet. In this case the laser can provoke dangerous complications.
Acute period of cardiovascular diseases.
Warts and papillomas are relative contraindications to laser hair removal. To do or not in this case, the procedure is determined by a specialist, depending on the individual characteristics of the individual client.
If the skin of legs is damaged, there are scratches, abrasions, burns, epilation is not recommended. It is necessary to wait for the lesions to fully heal. Laser irradiation does not affect gray hairs, as they contain voids instead of colored melanin. Besides, laser is ineffective for light shades.
What not to do after deep bikini shugaring
Sun and solarium. If shugaring is done to stay at the beach, then remember that to appear in the sun in their clothes can only be two days after the procedure. Do not hurry to get a tan in the solarium. UV rays are contraindicated two days before and after waxing. UV-radiation causes inflammation and pigmentation, black spots may appear in the place of removed hair.
Sauna and steam baths. Wait two days and then go for a sauna. If you go to the bath immediately after removal of hair, active sweating will provoke irritation and pimples. you may even get a burn.
Swimming pool and baths. Do not swim in the pool, shower, or take a bath during the first day after shugaring. Otherwise pustular rashes will appear on the skin, which will long pass.
The Sea. Remember that the water in the sea is very salty. After shugaring have to wait two days, and then only bathe, otherwise the salt will eat away the delicate skin and give only irritation to the skin and its owner, rather than the long-awaited bliss.
Fitness. Sport is possible after two days, when the epidermis after shugaring has fully recovered and the sweat released during physical activity does not provoke skin diaper rash and redness.
Razor and depilatory cream. Bikini hairs don’t grow back as fast as leg or armpit hairs, so it will be visible in about two weeks. A shugaring session is still a long way off, but you want to remove the hairs. Razor and depilatory cream would be the worst solution. The use of these products will lead to irritation and pustules, because thick and coarse hair will grow back. Be patient until your next visit to the salon, choose clothing or more closed underwear. If individual hairs get in the way so much, pull them out using tweezers. Easily remove ingrown hairs with a fine sewing needle. Treat the needle with alcohol, thread it into the loop of the ingrown hair, and pull it gently upward. Be sure to disinfect with alcohol, Miramistin or Chlorhexidine the cotton pad, needle and skin.
Contraindications after depilation
The realization that most of us have delicate and sensitive skin comes almost as soon as our visits to the doctor become regular, and the skin, despite all recommendations for care, begins to mercilessly dry.
It is not recommended to visit the solarium, the beach, all kinds of saunas, and in some cases even the pool. At least one day after hair removal.
To avoid clogging pores, do not apply heavy creams on the irritated skin areas and use too much decorative cosmetics.
It is not a good idea to treat the affected areas of the skin with any products containing alcohol.
To alleviate the “suffering”, you can use expensive specialized creams after depilation/epilation, reviews of which can be easily found on the Internet.
Note that each of the ways of removing excess vegetation from the body, ο which we are talking, not the best effect on the skin. The most common consequence of procedures is dryness, itching and peeling. Depilated areas need special care, or instead of admiring the silky smoothness of the skin you can expect a solid disappointment.