I’m a 22 year old male and I just got my first waxing done 4 days ago. I’m moderatley hairy all over minus the back, I’m light skinned with dark hair. I had gotten a waxing done on my biceps, part of the forearms, shoulders, lower and upper edge of the back.
In the process, I broke out with sporadic acne, most of it where the forearm hair and the now smooth biceps meet. Its already starting to clear up, but I swore to myself that I would not get another waxing done after bearing the pain, and most importantly the expense which almost totalled $100 for one visit (and then every 4 weeks!..) I also see a couple in-grown hairs as well.
Now that I’m nicley smooth in certain areas, I would like to keep it that way. Since I don’t plan on waxing anymore, I want to take advantage of my new found smoothness.
- I was instructed to loofah (exfoliate) my skin 3-5 days after my waxing and to continue doing it 2-3 times a week thereafter. What should I do about the areas where there is still some redness, acne or an in-grown hair?
- How do I keep the waxed areas smooth and irritation-free with shaving?
- How long after a wax can I begin shaving and how often should I shave?
Thank you for all responses.