Talking about the intimate area can make some people fell uncomfortable, embarrassed or even bashful. But there is no need. Ingrowns, dark spots, bumps and other skin conditions are common issues seen on any part of the body. Although a Vajacial can help, at home care is where you will see the most benefit. You have the ability to care for your skin everyday. As an Aesthetician, I only service my clients skin once a month.
I teach prevention rather than reversal. However, if you do suffer from dark spots and ingrowns there are some things you can start doing to treat the area. The first thing is to STOP shaving.
Hair naturally tapers off.
When the hair is cut at the surface of the skin, by razor or a chemical depilatory such as Nair, it becomes blunt. Once blunt, the hair is prickly and instead of growing out it stabs into the skin where it becomes trapped. Rather than shave, trim the hair down to the size of a grain of rice.
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Waxing is slightly better because the hair can grow out tapered. But the problem with waxing is that the hair is completely removed from the follicle, leaving the follicle open and subject to becoming clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin. That blockage will prevent the hair from being able to grow out and once again, an ingrown. By using a product like Tend Skin after a wax, it will help keep the hair follicle cleaned out.
In order to get rid of current ingrowns and dark spots the area needs to be exfoliated. In most cases the ingrown hair is trapped under dead skin. An enzyme can help with that.
Enzymes target and dissolve dead skin. Washing the area with an exfoliating glove and enzyme can drastically reduce the amount of dead skin in and around the area. The cleanser will soften the dead skin and the gloves will gently buff it away. When it comes to the dark spots, both pineapple and papaya contain vitamin C. Vitamin C is widely used in many skin lightening products. Although hyper-pigmentation does take a while to fade, staying consistent will help you see results faster.
Although enzymes are considered gentle forms of chemical exfoliation, they can be categorized as an irritant. Therefore, it is a good idea to perform a patch test before introducing the skin care product into your beauty regimen.
Trimming instead of shaving and using exfoliating treatments such as the enzyme soap are easy and effective ways to treat dark spots and ingrowns in the comfort of your own home.
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About the Author, KiKi Carr
- Clear Skin Expert
- Licensed Aesthetician
- Cosmetic Formulator
- Makeup Artist