This might sound masochistic, but I enjoy getting waxed. Upper lip, underarms, legs – I’m here for it all, because I like the way my skin feels after. Now, we could dive into a discussion about body hair and sexist perceptions of femininity, but today we’ll stick to the fact that I like myself more without a ton of hair. I don’t do it for anyone but myself, which feels great. What doesn’t feel great, however, is the side effect of hair removal. Thankfully, I’ve got a pretty sweet remedy.
I turned to waxing in college after years of shaving and tearing up my skin. I would get ingrown hairs and inflamed bumps that left my skin horribly scarred. Waxing did less damage, but I still encountered the ingrown hairs and tender spots after the monthly sessions. About three years ago my aesthetician – a position that requires almost the same level of confidence as a therapist – recommended I use finipil to combat the discomfort and heal my skin. My first instinct was to say no, but I trusted her judgement as the person with the most intimate knowledge of my various nooks, and bought it.
I’ve never regretted it.
Finipil is an antiseptic cream sold by by Nufree Nudesse that treats ingrown hairs, infection, or any other damage your follicles might encounter from waxing or shaving. It essentially keeps the skin free of the dirt and bacteria that clog or damage the skin. They recommend daily use of the product, but I’ve found if I use it for 3-4 days after shaving or waxing I have fewer issues with my skin.
As soon as I return home from the salon I gently cleanse my body, pat dry, then rub a dollop of the product where it’s needed. The formula creates a cooling sensation that brings down any discomfort I felt from the hair removal process. I still get ingrown hairs here and there naturally, but I no longer get them to the crazy extent I did. What’s really made me into a believer is how smooth my skin has become overall. Gone are the huge bumpy patches and discoloration.
So, dear reader, if you have skin that goes buckwild after a wax or shaving like mine does this might be the product for you! A little goes a long way, so you won’t be cycling through bottles at break-neck speed (unless you’re slathering your whole body with it). I use it after ever wax or shave, my husband uses it after shaving his face and head, I also dab it on zits, and we still manage to make it last 6 months or more. You will get your money’s worth.
If you’re interested, you can read more about finipil here
Thank you as always, and take care!
This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.