By now, you probably know that we’ve all been to the spa, taken our first bath and, well, had a few spa experiences.
And yet, what about the other side of the coin?
What happens when we have to deal with the welts?
And what happens if it’s not a welt but a tiny, non-infectious, bacteria-ridden, hair-growing hair that’s just itching and sticking?
We asked a couple of experts on the topic to shed some light on what to look out for and how to get through the stings.
We asked, as always, for expert opinions and we got answers from the experts.
“It’s really up to the individual spa to know how to handle the stinging,” said Dr. Paul Kostelnik, an associate professor of dermatology and dermatologic surgery at the University of South Florida School of Medicine.
“You need to be very careful with your skin, especially with the more sensitive areas of the skin, and do it under a very controlled environment.”
If you don’t have a spa, then you need to keep a close eye on the condition of your scalp.
If the stinger is very painful, you need professional care, such as laser hair removal and/or waxing your hair.
And if you’re dealing with a new type of hair, it’s a good idea to take a step back and talk to a doctor if it appears to be too hard for you to control.
And it’s definitely important to get your hair trimmed, and avoid going back to the salon.
“If you don