To many, the daily habit of shaving is a breeze! Hot water, a good razor, some quality products and its 1 – 2 – 3 – Boom, You’re Done! Those are the lucky folks who have fine, non-course hair. The other side of that coin is very different.
Shaving, waxing, or sugaring can be an experience that can cause anxiety. Men and women with coarse facial and body hair view hair removal with much concern, especially if they also have sensitive skin. They live with the on going issue of dealing with ingrown hairs.
Ingrown hairs are known as a PFB or Pseudo Folliculitis Barbae, a condition where screw-shaped hair growth pattern winds itself like a screw into the skin. This generally looks like a small hard pimple and is painful. They can appear anywhere on the body. The most common area for men with coarse hair is their face and neck from shaving. Women with coarse hair will experience them on their legs, underarms and bikini areas. However, men who shave their body can get ingrown hairs on their body as well.
Ingrown hairs can be painful, and unsightly, often times causing anxiety and embarrassment. Men and women of darker skin tones also suffer a double whammy. The hard pimple looking ingrown hair is very traumatic to the skin, which can cause a dark spot on darker skin tones. These dark spots can take months to go away and should be treated with products that address hyperpigmentation.
Accelerated Cellular Turnover
Shaving, waxing and sugaring are harsh exfoliating treatments. They force new, fresh skin cells to the surface, exposing them to harsh environmental factors. These new skin cells are now being barraged with sun exposure, pollution, dirt and debris. All of which can contribute to premature aging.
As skincare professionals it is vital that you use and recommend post treatment products that will prevent, brighten and protect your client’s vulnerable skin after harsh waxing or sugaring. It’s also very common to have waxing clients who also shave at home. Offering them an option for home care to use after shaving just makes good sense.
There are many products on the market that can help prevent ingrown hairs, having one in your treatment room to apply directly after waxing is an exceptional way to help your clients. You can also recommend a brightening product to your clients who suffer from dark spots as a result of ingrown hairs. Most skincare lines offer brightening products and some even specialize in them. Finally, as with any strong exfoliating treatment, it’s standard to offer a high quality antioxidant to help the skin fight off any free radicals from environmental factors.
If you’d like to get all three of these products in one easy to use roll-on, use PFB Vanish ULTRA! An all in one - triple treatment product that is ideal for the face, nape of the neck, chest, and legs, under arms and back.
This brand new product has antibacterial ingredients and powerful exfoliants to eliminate ingrown hairs. They penetrate the barrier properties of the skin for a quick response, usually within 48 hours.
Contains our revolutionary ingredient Chromabright! This product is proven to fade dark spots in just 8 weeks when used daily!
3. Antioxidant Boost
This is what makes PFB Vanish ULTRA, a truly exceptional skincare product. No longer are you just treating your ingrown hairs and brightening your skin, but you are giving your skin an amazing peptide rich boost of antioxidants to help your skin recover from the harsh hair removal treatment and continue to flourish each and every day!
Helping clients take care of their skin after a hair removal treatment in your spa will help them deal with what can be a very traumatic spa service. The men and women with coarse hair and sensitive skin often suffer in silence with ingrown hairs, and dark spots. By providing products that they can use at home to eliminate ingrown hairs, and brighten their skin, all while helping them protect against skin damage will take your hair removal treatments to a higher level in 2018.
PFB Vanish was founded in 1997, with The Original formulation to prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs. Over the past 20 years, the PFB Vanish family of award-winning products has expanded to provide solutions for smooth, firm, bump-free, and even-toned skin. Now distributed worldwide to over 15 countries, their products range from pre and post hair removal treatment solutions, which include Numb IT™, PFB Vanish - the Original, PFB Vanish with Chromabright, PFB Vanish Ultra. Additionally, PFB Vanish is a sophisticated body care line designed to smooth, firm and brighten with Liquid Luffa Scrub, Lumen8™ Lotion, BikiniMask, ManMask, and Skini Cream.