You are sure to know what we are talking about when we mention those thousands of little red dots that appear on your legs after a trip to the beautician’s for your waxing appointment! But what you may not know is how to get rid of them, because for some of us, they can last several hours. But did you know that with a little turmeric, you can make them disappear in the blink of an eye! Here are 12 original tips to take the pain out of hair removal.
1/ Apply rose water and turmeric to get rid of red dots on the skin after waxing
After having a leg wax, are you inevitably left with red dots all over your skin? Even if they are not painful, they can sting a little, and they are somewhat embarrassing! The remedy: rose water mixed with turmeric, both of which have calming and soothing properties.
2/ Apply chamomile tea bags to ease the sting after shaving
If you shave regularly, you are sure to know all about the rash-like burn from the razor, especially in the armpits or on the bikini line. To remedy this, you can apply chamomile tea bags to the areas: soak them in hot water (which you can drink afterwards if you like) and allow them to cool in the fridge for around 15 minutes. Apply the tea bags as a compress to affected areas. Instant relief guaranteed!
3/ Get an extra week out of your hair removal by using lemon juice
Squeeze a lemon and pour the juice on to your legs. Rub it in with your hands and leave it to dry. You should slow down the regrowth by a few days.
4/ Wash your legs with shampoo before waxing
As strange as it may seem, don’t forget that the hair on your legs is still hair! So wash it as it should be washed, before mercilessly removing it! This will help the hairs to stick better to the wax.
5/ Use conditioner instead of shaving foam
Special women’s shaving foam is nothing but a marketing stunt! Because any oily substance will do the trick. And conditioner is great, because it leaves no traces, unlike this gooey mess that’s as thick as cream!
6/ Apply an ice cube after hair removal, if it hurts
If your skin is very sensitive, rub an ice cube to your legs between each strip of hair removed. This will naturally numb the pain. However, don’t forget to dry the area well each time before applying fresh wax.