What do you want to shine with this summer? Legs! Smooth, well cared for, healthy skin. It is in summer that the frequency with which we epilate our legs increases, because we reveal them more often. Definitely, most of us rely on the old, traditional machine. Unfortunately, red spots, sometimes filled with fluid or pus, often appear on the skin after use. These dots not only look ugly and discourage wearing tempting dresses and shorts, but also sometimes leave unsightly scars.
Here are some ways to get rid of pustules, but also some tips on how to prevent them from happening.
1. Ointment with hydrocortisone
It is worth to apply an ointment with hydrocortisone to the pustules. It is available at any pharmacy without a prescription. Hydrocortisone is a type of steroid that removes inflammation. Use it on your legs twice a day.
Wash with a cotton swab soaked in alcohol. It will dry the skin, stimulating it to replace the top layer of the epidermis.
Wrap your legs in a hot, wet towel. Thanks to this, pores will open up and the pustules will come out to the surface of the skin. If your hair is very swollen, or you've noticed growing hair, try squeezing it out. Then disinfect.
4. benzoyl peroxide
The pustules that stubbornly return after shaving, treat them with this treatment. It is a part of many commonly available anti-acne cosmetics. Pimples that cannot be removed are becoming acne-like in their behaviour - they retain sebum in hair follicles and lead to the production of oil. Benzoyl peroxide treats diseased areas and prevents the appearance of new ones.
5. Aloe Vera
A product containing aloe vera extract soothes and fights inflammation. The Aloe Vera gel is especially recommended for after-shave pimples. Try to choose gels with the highest concentration of aloe vera.
Before you start shaving, wait until your skin is soft. It takes seven minutes. That's how long you should take to soak your legs, armpits, and any part of your body before you shave. After this time, the hair will soften enough to reduce irritation.
- Use multi-blade razors that have several blades, are better at coping with the task and less irritate the skin; choose those that have moisturizing strips;
- Replace the machine after 5. use;
- Use mousse, oil and even hair conditioner;
- Start shaving in the direction of hair growth, at least at the first "slide";
- Perform skin peeling regularly;
- Apply preparations with urea, which regulates the keratosis of the skin and softens it, thus helping ingrown hairs to get out.