Acne and Hair Removal

Acne and Hair Removal- i,e. plucking, waxing, tweezing, threading, shaving, etc.

Ever wonder? “Why do I break out after waxing or crazy plucking?”

Well, acne prone skin always has little “seeds” of microcomdedones lurking under the skin. When we pull the hair from our follicles (pores) it can cause inflammation and swell the pore opening shut! Or I think friction (rubbing) can also be a culprit too. So, when we have a pore opening that is closed, especially in acne prone skin it can cause a pimple.

So, gosh you are thinking, “I have to pluck or pull those little buggers out, what should I do?”

  1. Keep the area clean as possible. (we generally use oil based products to remove wax, just so you know)
  2. Do high frequency. If you are doing brow waxing in a skin care suite or spa you can request the use of this device. It basically kills germs on the surface of the skin, its a wand when electricity runs thru it creates ozone which is antibacterial.
  3. Apply a Benzoyl Peroxide gel to the area. This is my favorite way, I use the Face Reality 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Med on the area and give as much time before applying moisturizer. Because, applying a oil based moisturizer over the top stops its action! That’s why lots of those products in the store don’t work.
  4. If you do get a pimple, ice it twice a day to reduce inflammation.

Waxing doesn’t cause acne, having the genetic link to be acne prone does! So Wax-away!!!