Many women do not plan to give up keep shaving upper lip, underarms, legs, groin and arms. There are so many areas that it is sometimes difficult to choose only one method for all. Other challenges, especially for black skin is the likely probability of pigmentation of the skin after these procedures. EXTRASHADE spoke with a dermatologist about black skin discoloration after these procedures, how to avoid them and the best method how to minimize these existing little skin marks.
Understand why black skin can stain with hair removal
According to the expert, black skin is more prone to folliculitis, which is the inflammation of the hair follicles. So, what happens after a trauma due to waxing, for example, is a post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is nothing more than the darkening of the region. “So the ideal is to perform the removal by laser, which is less harmful to the skin, and apply sunscreen daily with at least, SPF30,” she said, noting that it is very common for people to think that skin of color do not need daily protection because of the amount of melanin, which is a mistake.
Learn how to be careful with the skin after shaving
The dermatologists suggest the post-procedure care, especially with wax, line or blade. Check the list:
- Invest in creams formulated for sensitive skin, containing active soothing and calming not to minimize local irritation;
- If you are prone to folliculitis, choose the previous exfoliation in order to minimize the chances of inflammation;
- Never forget to wear sunscreen, particularly in the shaved areas to prevent blemishes and reapply it every two hours.
According to the expert, when the skin already has patches caused by waxing, the first step is to seek help from a dermatologist.