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What's that on my PATAT?

Have you ever looked down and thought, "WHAT IS THAT ON MY PATAT?"? In this post we will discuss possible skin reactions to your SugarBrig treatment as well as other things that could appear on your PATAT.


RED BUMPS

Some redness is standard when hair is removed from the follicle, and is the bodies natural response to the treatment. This can appear as little red bumps, or patches of redness on the skin. This will subside within a few hours.


Some clients will experience a histamine reaction that can resemble Hives. This is a common reaction among women who are fair haired or red haired as they tend to produce more histamines than someone with darker hair. This reaction can be managed by taking an anti-histamine before or after your appointment.


BLOOD SPOTS

This is a common reaction to removing your hair by the root, especially if you have never been waxed, sugared or SugarBrig'd before. This is caused by the capillary in the follicle being damaged while the hair is removed. It sounds scary, but as you continue to SugarBrig every month the hair and root will become finer and more sparse, being more easily removed from the follicle with each treatment.



BOILS

A boil is a common, painful infection of a hair follicle and the surrounding skin. It begins as a red lump, then fills with pus as white blood cells rush in to fight the infection. It is important to follow the recommended after care to avoid causing boils. Swimming, steam rooms and excessive exercise can cause bacteria to enter the follicle and create an infection. This can be cleared up quickly (few days to a week) by applying TEND SKIN 3 times daily before moisturizing.


WHITE HEADS

The body can produce white heads (sebum) in response to the removal of hair. This is the bodies way of protecting the now empty hair follicle. Do not pick these bumps as it will spread the sebum and cause more break outs. Avoid exfoliating these bumps as well, as that can also spread the bacteria. Treat white-heads with Tend Skin and they will resolve.


IN-GROWN HAIR

An in-grown hair occurs when the follicle is buried by dead skin, or the hair is too brittle to break-through the surface of the skin. It is important to maintain a strict regimen of exfoliating and moisturizing between treatments to prevent this reaction.


If an in-grown hair occurs, avoid exfoliating the area as this can cause the sebum to spread. Also avoid itching or picking as this can spread bacteria. Apply TEND skin morning an night before moisturizing to eliminate the in-grown hair.

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