Undoubtedly, depil treatments in general are treatments that can sometimes irritate the skin. Either with a blade, with photodepilation or waxes. The reason is that hair is a structure that occupies the epidermis, dermis, reaching almost subcutaneous tissue or fatty tissue. Therefore it is a structure that does not only occupy the surface area of the skin, its constitution is deeper.
On the one hand, the blade is still irritating for not starting the hair, since it scrapes the skin, so we recommend not doing it dry but moistening and emolitioning before applying it.
Depilatory creams can also be aggressive with the skin as it cuts hair but with chemical methods.
Either photodepilation such as wax treatment, the two invade in different ways to the Pilosebaceo channel and this can mean irritation. Photodepilation does it by intense heat, therefore annoyed and irritates the follicular channel and wax extracts it by physical traction.
If we add to this that our client has sensitive skin, the possible skin irritation is magnified.
How to know if a skin is sensitive?
Every day people with sensitive or reactive skin are detected. And generally the client comments in our cabin.
There are many people who consult the dermatologist for presenting redness and stinging in the skin when they are exposed to contact with different agents, including water.
It is very difficult to really detect if a skin is sensitive only or has some background pathology. For example there are several skin diseases that manifest with skin hypersensitivity.
- CUPEROSIS: Cuperosis or rosacea is a skin disease that mainly affects the female population. It is a vasolability and reactivity of the augmented skin that makes it put red very easily in front of different factors such as heat sources, intake of hot or spicy drinks, in front of the sun, etc.
- Atopic dermatitis: It is another increasingly common problem. It is especially characterized by the extreme dryness of the skin which leads to a peeling, irritation and pruritus. There is a defect in the hydrolypid mantle of the skin. It is very important to keep this skin very hydrated.
- Cosmetic intolerance: This problem is also behind sensitive skins. It manifests with eccema, burning. It is advisable to see the dermátologist to discard possible allergies some metal, perfume, preservatives, etc.
Tips for good hair removal with waxes on a sensitive skin
As we have already commented on the hair treatment with waxes can be irritating to the skin. This added to sensitive skin can aggravate this irritation.
Therefore, from Starpil, as manufacturers of depilatory waxes, depilatory cosmetics and application protocols, we are very aware of making this treatment more friendly to the skin and transforming a bit the "bad image" that over time has been created by the treatment of hair with hair with hair with wax.
Important points to consider if you work with depilatory waxes
- Apply an adequate technique. It is a very important point to consider, since a bad technique can cause several problems in the client's skin. If we also detect that our client's skin demonstrates sensitivity, application techniques are very important to perform them correctly.
- Choose high quality products, either on waxes, pre and post depilatory products, hygienic bands. Everything is very important at the time of shaving.
- Within our product catalog we have specially created waxes for sensitive skin. Either within our low fusion waxes as in Roll On, we have creamy and crystalline waxes.
What waxes do we recommend for sensitive skin?
Creamy waxes: These waxes have the presence of titanium dioxide in their composition. This is a dust of mineral origin that makes the product more selective at the time of working bone that has a greater affinity for hair than for the skin. In this way there is not so much cutaneous adhesion, which is appreciated to take care of it even more. They are very well indicated for sensitive skin, skins with a slight peeling, sign of cosmetic dehydration, skins that have been exposed to the sun, skins of individuals with phototypes 1 and 2, which are usually more sensitive.
Creamy and semi -hay waxes:
- Roll on: Znahoria, Rosa, Chocolate, Vinotherapy, Creamy Pink, Cotton, Capuccino, Gold, Mango, Frutos del Bosque, Aloe Vera, Calandula, Coral.
- Low fusion: Gold 5AB, Vinotherapy 5 AB, Chocolate 5 AB, Malva 5 AB, Rosa 4 AB, Ivory 5 AB, Pink Film, Calendula, Coral, Glitter Gold.
We suggest customizing the wax depending on the area to be shaved. In English, armpits and face low fusion waxes, and roll on system for extensive areas such as legs, back, abdomen, chest. In any case, although we use roll on for areas such as legs, we increasingly introduce the use of low fusion waxes for more fragile areas such as the internal face of the thigh, area below the buttock (posterior thigh), chest, etc. If our client has sensitive skin, we have to take these points into account.
The importance of using cosmetics during treatment
For us the use of cosmetics is fundamental during depilatory treatment.
Referring to sensitive skin even more. The entire cutaneous structure responds differently when it is a special skin sensitivity. Therefore we have to emphasize the use of pre and post depilatory cosmetics.
Undoubtedly, the results, with the use of cosmetics, are different and on the other hand the client notice it a lot, in the good treatment and in the quality of the skin after treatment, a fundamental point for us to choose us as shaped. It is a way to loyalty to the client. There is great intrusion in this sector and many professionals doing it wrong, therefore applying cosmetics specialized in cleaning, regenerating and moisturizing the skin during the protocol, is fundamental.
Prepile: This cosmetic is the only one that applies before applying the wax. It is always applied and in all bodily areas. It has two great functions: on the one hand clean and do cutaneous asepsis before treatment. On the other hand, for having Hamammelis water in its formula, it regenerates the possible fragility of the cornea layer. We cannot forget that the wax makes a mechanical exfoliation and if it meets weak skin protection, for example, when there is some whitish peeling, or when we observe sensitive skin, it can be irritating. This means that the use of the foreskin is always basic, in all types of skin, in all body areas and especially in sensitive skins.
Post Epil retardant emulsion: post epil emulsion, is an O/W emulsion, very pleasant and easy to apply. It has active regenerative, restructuring, soothing, anti -inflammatory and moisturizer ingredients. It is designed to apply in areas such as legs, arms, back, but does not mean that it cannot be applied throughout the body.
Post Epil Oil: This product is the indicated to finish cleaning areas with wax remains. In any case, we always suggest cleaning the area with the same wax and not leaving to clean at the end with the oil, for the client it is very uncomfortable to feel “stuck”.
Tip: If you make a mix between emulsion and oil you will achieve greater hydration. Do not forget that it is the ideal time after the mechanical exfoliation you have done with the wax.
Post Epil retarding mousse: it has the same composition as emulsion but is presented in a different cosmetic form. It is indicated for areas such as armpits, English, guys who do not want to feel with the "oil" feeling on the skin.
Acid cream: This cream has as its main regular characteristic the cutaneous pH. The pH of our skin is acidic and when we perform a wax treatment is alkalized. Therefore, to protect the skin and our symbiosis with cutaneous microflora, it is essential to keep the pH adequate. We always apply it in the facial zone, it is a skin where we emphasize epidermal regeneration and then in all areas that we see that the skin is more reddened.
The acid cream is cases of sensitive skin is perfect to be applied in all body areas.
Ana Laura Vázquez-Technique in Medical Cosmetology.
Technical Advisor Starpil.